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Bengal Comeback Falls Just Short in 73-68 Loss to Bobcats

Written by Jon Match

Idaho State women’s basketball fell just short in their game against Montana State on Thursday evening. The Bengals (13-8, 9-3 BSC) fell 73-68 to the Bobcats (13-8, 8-2 BSC) in Bozeman.

In the first half, the Bengals came back from 15 down in the final three minutes of the half, outscoring the Bobcats 12-3 to head into the locker room down 39-33.

The Bengals would come out with intensity and take the lead in the game with 7:11 left in the 3rd after an Ellie Smith jumper.

The Bengals would hold onto the lead until the Bobcats retook it with 5:03 to play in the game. The next five minutes turned into a back and forth, physical affair with neither team able to grab and hold onto a lead.

The Bobcats would ice the game with a three-pointer with 0:16 left on the clock and close out the game for the 73-68 victory.

Tomekia Whitman led the Bengals with her second double-double of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Estefania Ors and Diaba Konate also had double-digit games.

The Bengals were just edged out on the glass 36-34 by MSU and the Bobcats shot 32 free throws to ISU’s 17.

The team is back on the court Saturday, Feb. 5 taking on the Montana Grizzlies in Missoula, Mont. At 2:00 PM MT.

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Rachel was born and raised in Pocatello and is now studying for a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Rachel is a student-athlete on both ISU’s Track and Cross-Country teams. When Rachel isn’t running, she enjoys travelling, sleepy Sundays spent working in coffee shops and adventuring in Idaho’s wilderness. Her research interests include sustainable development, environmental policy and public policy theory.