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Grizzlies Clip Eagles In Overtime, 84-75

Sat., March 4, 1995

Matt Kempfert and Shane Belnap combined for nine points in overtime to help Montana to an 84-76 Big Sky Conference victory over Eastern Washington Friday night in Missoula.

Belnap gave Montana the lead for good when he hit the first of two free throws with 4:23 left in overtime to put the Grizzlies up 72-71.

Kempfert, who connected on 10 of 11 field goals overall, then tossed in four of his game-high 25 points as Montana pulled away.

Montana (10-3 Big Sky, 19-7) held the Eagles scoreless for more than 4 minutes while building an 80-71 lead with 47 seconds remaining.

D’mitri Rideout scored Eastern’s five OT points and finished with 14. Melvin Lewis led the Eagles with 21 points, hitting 10 of 14 shots, and his eight rebounds led to 35-33 rebounding edge.

Montana led by as much as 52-44 with 14:26 left in regulation, but the Eagles pulled ahead 69-64 on an inside basket by Curtis Porter with 3:44 remaining in regulation.

Freshman J.R. Camel scored five if his career-high 15 points, including 1 of 2 free throws with 41 seconds left, as UM made it 71-71 to force OT.

Porter scored 12 points for the Eagles, who were outscored 24-5 from the foul line.

Montana 84, EWU 76 (OT)

EASTERN WASHINGTON (5-19)

Groves 2-8 2-3 6, Porter 5-10 2-3 12, Lewis 10-14 1-2 21, Rideout 6-13 0-1 14, Thompson 3-6 0-0 7, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, Egan 4-7 0-0 9, Crider 1-2 0-0 3, Dean 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 33-62 5-9 76.

MONTANA (19-7)

Spoja 2-4 2-2 7, Samuelson 2-11 2-2 6, Kempfert 10-11 5-8 25, Belnap 1-4 4-6 6, Lake 1-5 6-6 8, Walker 2-3 0-0 5, Dade 3-5 1-1 7, Camel 7-11 1-2 15, Covill 1-3 3-5 5. Totals 29-57 24-32 84.

Halftime-Montana 44, E. Washington 36. 3-point goals-E. Washington 5-10 (Egan 1-1, Crider 1-1, Rideout 2-3, Thompson 1-4, Porter 0-1), Montana 2-7 (Spoja 1-2, Walker 1-2, Belnap 0-1, Lake 0-2). Fouled out-Lewis. Rebounds-E. Washington 35 (Lewis, Rideout, Dean 8), Montana 33 (Samuelson 8). Assists-E. Washington 11 (Thompson 4), Montana 13 (Spoja 4). Total fouls- E. Washington 23, Montana 12. A-5929.

Montana State 88, Idaho 56

It’s safe to say the roof caved in on Idaho in Bozeman, Mont.

In an unrelated matter, Montana State thundered the Vandals. The game was called with 2:04 remaining because of a leaky roof.

Nico Harrison had 16 points, six assists and five rebounds for Montana State, which entertains EWU tonight.

Harrison, who grew up in Spokane, keyed a Bobcats surge in the final 5:30 of the first half that helped them take a 45-25 lead at the break.

MSU (7-6 Big Sky, 19-7 overall) built as much as an 85-54 lead with 3:17 remaining in the second half.

IDAHO (12-13)

Harrison 4-6 0-2 8, Dirden 1-7 2-2 4, Gardner 2-5 0-0 4, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, Leslie 4-11 1-1 11, Baumann 1-2 0-0 3, Spike 6-9 0-1 12, Coates 2-3 0-0 4, Jones 3-6 0-0 6, Hay 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 25-55 3-7 56.

MONTANA STATE (19-7)

Leachman 4-9 0-0 8, Harrison 7-9 1-1 16, Michaels 6-8 3-3 15, Hatler 2-4 0-0 6, Talley 3-5 0-0 7, Lollis 6-7 2-2 15, Elliott 1-5 6-8 8, Coleman 4-9 1-2 11, Garrison 0-3 0-0 0, Sullivan 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 34-61 13-16 88.

Halftime-Montana St. 45, Idaho 25. 3-point goals-Idaho 3-11 (Leslie 2-5, Boumann 1-1, Johnson 0-3, Dirden 0-2), Montana St. 7-17 (Hatler 2-4, Coleman 2-3, Lollis 1-1, Harrison 1-2, Talley 1-1, Leachman 0-3). Fouled out-none. Rebounds-Idaho 28 (Harrison 10), Montana St. 33 (Lollis 8). Assists-Idaho 12 (Dirden 3), Montana St. 22 (Harrison 6). Total fouls-Idaho 15, Montana St. 10. A-6,697.

Boise St. 81, Idaho St. 75

In Boise, senior guard Darnell Woods scored eight of his game-high 20 points during a 19-5 run in the second half as the Broncos beat the Bengals.

With the score tied at 53 with 10 minutes remaining, Woods sparked the Broncos (7-7, 17-9), grabbing a 72-58 lead with 2:36 remaining. Although Idaho State (7-7, 17-9) fought back in the closing minutes, Woods sank three late free throws to keep the Bengals behind.

IDAHO STATE (17-9)

Morgan 5-17 4-6 14, Preston 2-2 0-0 4, Potter 6-15 7-8 19, Lands 1-7 0-2 2, Watkins 5-13 2-2 15, Green 3-6 3-4 9, Maxwll 0-0 1-2 1, Lee 2-3 1-2 7, Harwell 0-0 2-2 2, Cotton 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 25-66 20-28 75.

BOISE STATE (17-9)

Morris 7-11 1-4 15, Rodman 4-4 3-3 11, Coker 4-8 6-7 14, Archibald 2-8 5-12 10, Woods 5-9 9-13 20, Folsom 3-5 0-0 7, Huleen 2-3 0-1 4, Tharp 0-0 0-0 0, Sherrill 0-0 0-0 0, Stewart 0-0 0-0 0. Totals, 27-48 24-40 81.

Halftime-Boise State 38, Idaho State 33. 3-Point goals-ISU 5-22 (Watkins 3-9, Lee 2-3, Morgan 0-2, Potter 0-2, Cotton 0-2, Lands 0-4.), BSU 3-7 (Folsom 1-1, Woods 1-2, Archibald 1-3, Morris 0-1). Fouled out-ISU Watkins, Green. BSUCoker. Rebounds-ISU 43 (Green 13), BSU 29 (Coker 9). Assists-ISU 11 (Watkins, Lands 4), BSU 22 (Woods 7). Total fouls-ISU 26, BSU 21. A-9,838.



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