Portland State 63

(4-11, 0-2 Big Sky)

Montana State 72

(6-8, 1-1 Big Sky)

    4:00 PM ET, January 6, 2007

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    PRST 63 63
    MTST 72 72

    Montana State 72, Portland State 63

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Nubia Garcia scored 16 points on eight of 11 from the field to lead the Montana State women's basketball team to a 72-63 win over Portland State on Saturday.

    Montana State (6-8, 1-1) used an 8-0 run to close out the first half and take an 36-27 halftime lead.

    In the second half, the Bobcats built a 56-36 advantage following an Alyssa Nelson lay-in with 11:21 remaining. Portland State (4-11, 0-2) cut the margin to 62-52 with 4:36 left on a pair of Heather Arns free throws.

    Montana State's Brandie Buckless hit a 3-pointer to push the lead back to 13 points to secure the win.

    Also in double digits for Montana State were Buckless with 15 points and Rebecca Mercer with 11. The Bobcats' Alyssa Nelson recorded a game- and career-high seven steals while adding nine points, four rebounds and four assists.

    Portland State was led by Arns with 18 points.

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