BOZEMAN — The Montana State women’s basketball team won again at Worthington Arena, stretching its home winning streak to 20 game Saturday afternoon with an 83-76 victory over Portland State.
The Bobcats are a perfect 8-0 at home this season and haven’t lost at home since a 62-49 setback to San Diego on Nov. 24, 2015. The current streak is the sixth-longest in Division I.
Riley Nordgaard led Montana State (13-5, 6-2) with 25 points. She made 6 of 11 3-pointers and added nine rebounds.
Peyton Ferris added 17 points and eight rebounds, while Delany Junkermier had 11 points and Hannah Caudill 11 assists.
Ashley Bolston led Portland State (10-9, 4-3) with 29 points, making 12 of 22 shots from the field. Courtney West added 18 points and Sidney Riley 13.
Sacramento State 73, Montana 60
MISSOULA — Montana’s losing streak reached 10 games with a 73-60 loss to Sacramento State in a Big Sky Conference game at Dahlberg Arena.
The 10th loss in a for the Lady Griz (3-16, 0-8) came on Robin Selvig Day as they honored their former longtime coach.
Montana fell behind by 11 points after the first quarter but cut the deficit to six at halftime. Sacramento State (7-11, 3-4) outscored the Lady Griz 22-13 in the third quarter and Montana managed only 25 points in the second half.
Taylor Goligoski had 17 points to lead Montana, while McKenzie Johnston had 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Sierra Anderson added 10 points.
Gretchen Harrigan had 20 points and Ashlyn Crenshaw 19 for Sacramento State, which won in Missoula for the first time in 22 tries.
Wyoming 68, New Mexico 52
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Wyoming won its ninth game in a row and stayed perfect in the Mountain West with a 68-52 win over New Mexico at Arena-Auditorium.
The Cowgirls moved to 15-3 overall, 7-0 in the league. They have not lost since falling at home to Idaho on Dec. 9.
Liv Roberts, of Missoula, had a double-double for Wyoming with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Natalie Baker led the team in scoring with 18 points, while Hailey Ligocki added 14.
Cherise Beynon had 20 points for New Mexico (9-9, 5-3).
Western Washington 63, MSU Billings 59
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Taylor Peacocke converted a four-point play with 1:28 remaining and 17th-ranked Western Washington scored the final six points in a 63-59 win over Montana State Billings in Great Northwest Athletic Conference action.
Looking for a big upset, MSUB took a 59-57 lead on a jumper by Tiana Hanson with 1:51 to play. Peacocke made a 3-pointer and was fouled on the next possession, making the free throw to give the Vikings the two-point lead.
The Yellowjackets (6-12, 3-7) turned it over on their next possession and Marissa Van Atta and Hanson both missed shots in the final minute that would have tied the game.
Peacocke finished with 27 points, while Tia Briggs had 12 for the Vikings (15-3, 9-1). Rylee Kane led MSUB with 18 points and Hanson finished with 12.
Carroll 71, Rocky Mountain 50
HELENA — Cassidy Hashley had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead Carroll to a 71-50 win over Rocky Mountain in a Frontier Conference matchup.
Carroll outscored the Battlin’ Bears 24-10 in the second quarter to take a 14-point lead into halftime.
Justyn Juhl, a Billings Central product, scored 14 points to lead Rocky Mountain, which made just 14 of 41 shots from the field and was outrebounded 36-21.
"We're just really struggling to find a flow on offense," Rocky coach Wes Keller said.
Hannah Dean led the Saints with 17 points and Bailey Pasta added 13.
Yellowstone Christian 52, Salish Kootenai 47
A night after picking up its first on-court victory, Yellowstone Christian won again, beating Salish Kootenai 52-47 at the Shrine Auditorium.
The Centurions earned their first win Friday night with a 67-55 win over the same Salish Kootenai squad. YCC was awarded a forfeit victory over Fort Peck to start the season.
Zhane Akeya had 10 points off the bench for the Centurions on Saturday, while Tiani Alvarez and Tayler Calf Boss Ribs also scored 10 points apiece. Calf Boss Ribs also had nine rebounds.
Seattle Pacific 94, MSU Billings 75
SEATTLE — A rough road trip for Montana State Billings ended with a 94-75 loss to Seattle Pacific, which dominated the second half.
Seattle Pacific outscored the Yellowjackets 51-36 after halftime and made 13 of 25 3-pointers in the game. That came a game after MSUB allowed Saint Martin’s to make 19 of 28 in a 106-58 loss.
The loss was the second in a row for the Yellowjackets, who had won three in a row and seven of eight before heading on the road.
Marc Matthews and Jordan Perry each scored 17 points to lead MSUB (11-7, 6-4), while Preston Beverly had 12 points.
Coleman Wooden led Seattle Pacific (8-10, 4-6) with 23 points. Joe Rasmussen added 18 and Tony Miller 17.
Carroll 78, Rocky Mountain 72
HELENA — In a back-and-forth Frontier Conference game, Carroll made the plays down the stretch to outlast Rocky Mountain, 78-72.
The game was tied 38-38 at halftime and featured 10 ties and 15 lead changes.
“We had them on the ropes and let them slip away,” Rocky coach Bill Dreikosen said. “We gave ourselves opportunities to get the win and didn’t make the plays.”
Ryan Imhoff, the conference’s player of the week last week, scored 23 points to lead the 13th-ranked Saints (17-3). Zach Taylor added 17 points and Oliver Carr 15.
Taylor Longo, a preseason all-league pick, led Rocky (11-12) with 26 points. Zach Hinton had 14 and Riley Bradshaw 12.
New Mexico 78, Wyoming 71
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico pulled away from Wyoming late in the second half and came away with a 78-71 victory in a Mountain West Conference matchup at The Pit.
The Lobos used an 11-2 run over a four-minute stretch to turn a 59-59 tie in a 70-61 lead.
Elijah Brown scored 33 points for New Mexico, making 12 of 25 shots from the field. Tim Williams added 14 points.
Hayden Dalton led Wyoming with 17 points and Justin James added 14.