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Game Recap: Women's Basketball | 1/14/2023 5:20:00 PM | Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations
Game Recap: Women's Basketball | 1/14/2023 5:20:00 PM | Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations

Cold Fourth Quarter Shooting Dooms Bengals in Loss to Montana

POCATELLO, Idaho – Cold shooting in the fourth quarter doomed the Bengals as they fell 77-68 to the Montana Lady Griz Saturday afternoon in Pocatello.

The Bengals fall to 8-8, 3-2 BSC on the year and the Lady Griz move to 8-9, 4-2 BSC.

The Bengals started the game off hot, shooting 48.5 percent from the floor led by Laura Bello's 10 points.

The first quarter ended with a buzzer beater by Callie Bourne. Not to be outdone, Cam Collman took the ball at the end of the first half and hit a three with 1 second left on the clock. The Bengals went into the locker room with a six-point 42-36 lead.

The two teams traded baskets in the third quarter and headed into the final period, the Bengals held a 60-53 lead.

In the fourth, the Bengal offense went cold, only hitting three-of-twenty field goals and getting outscored by the lady Griz 24-8 for a final score of 77-68 Montana.

The loss breaks a six-game winning streak of the Bengals over the Griz

Callie Bourne led the Bengals with a season-high 22 points on 10-of-21 shooting. Kacey Spink and Laura Bello also scored in double digits with 11 and 14 points.

Cam Collman hit three straight three-pointers and finished with nine points.

The Bengals outrebounded the Lady Griz 37-32. Bello and Spink both had nine rebounds and combined for 10 offensive boards.

Free throws were hard to come by for the Bengals shooting six-of-seven from the charity stripe. Montana was awarded 23 free throw attempts.

Looking Ahead

Next Week, the Bengals hit the road to the west coast to take on Sacramento State and Portland State in another pair of Big Sky Conference clashes.