Rylee Kane scored a career-high 25 points as the Montana State Billings women's basketball team won its second game in a row with a 74-67 win over Western Oregon Saturday at Alterowitz Gymnasium.
The back-to-back wins in the GNAC came after four consecutive losses for the Yellowjackets (6-10, 3-5).
Kane, a junior from Red Lodge, made 12 of 24 shots and added three rebounds and two assists.
Tiana Hanson added 23 points and 11 rebounds. The senior from Shepherd was 7 of 15 from the field and 9 of 9 at the line.
Lexi Provost added 10 points and five assists.
Shelby Snook led Western Oregon with 30 points. She made eight 3-pointers and added nine rebounds and eight assists.
Rocky men 71, UGF 57
GREAT FALLS — Rocky Mountain College overcame a cold first half to break away from the University of Great Falls 71-57 Saturday night in Frontier Conference men's basketball.
The Battlin' Bears play at Montana Western and Carroll College this week.
Rocky made 7 of 10 3-pointers in the second half, including Zach Hinton who was 4 for 4 from long-range. Hinton finished with a game-high 18 points.
The Battlin' Bears shot just 26 percent from the field in the half, including 15 percent (2 of 13) from beyond the arc. Rocky led 23-19 at halftime.
The Battlin' Bears shot 58 percent from the field in the second half.
"It was a better effort tonight than last night (a loss at MSU-Northern), especially in the second half," Rocky coach Bill Dreikosen said. "We dug out a road win, and that's important in the Frontier. You'll take a road split every weekend."
Taylor Longo had 14 points for Rocky, while Chad Kananen had 12 and Riley Bradshaw 11.
Jared Schultz paced UGF with 16.
Nevada 89, Wyoming men 74
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Marcus Marshall tossed in a game-high 32 points as Nevada defeated Wyoming 89-74 Saturday in Mountain West men's basketball.
Marshall was 8 of 15 from the field and 14 of 15 from the free throw line.
Cameron Oliver posted a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds for Nevada, while Jordan Caroline had a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds.
The Wolf Pack bench produced just three points.
Alexander Aka Gorski led Wyoming (12-6, 2-3) with 20 points, while Hayden Dalton added 13.
The Cowboys shot 21 percent (7 of 33) from 3-point range.
North Dakota women 73, Montana 63
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Fallyn Frieje had a double-double and Lexi Klabo scored 22 points to lead North Dakota over Montana 73-63 in Big Sky women's basketball.
North Dakota (10-7, 5-1) led 28-26 at the half, but pulled away in the third quarter in handing the Lady Griz (3-14, 0-6) their eighth straight loss.
Freije finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Madi Schoening led Montana with 22 points and Emma Stockholm added 15.
Northern Colorado women 66, Montana State 58
GREELEY, Colo. — Northern Colorado scored the game’s final nine points in a 66-58 Big Sky Conference win over Montana State.
Savannah Smith scored 15 points and three other players had 12 for the Bears, who had a nine-point third-quarter lead turn into a one-point deficit with two minutes left in the game.
But MSU (11-5, 4-2) didn’t make a field goal over the game’s final 2:21.
Oliana Squires led the Bobcats with 17 points. Peyton Ferris added 14.
Northern Colorado (14-3, 6-0) had 11 steals and MSU had 28 turnovers.
Wyoming women 72, Nevada 59
RENO, Nev. — Natalie Baker and Liv Roberts each had a double-double to give Wyoming a 72-59 win over Nevada in Mountain West Conference action.
The Cowgirls (13-3, 5-0) have won seven straight games, the program’s longest streak since the 2009 season.
Baker earned her second double-double of the week, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Roberts led the way with 17 points and 11 boards for her fourth double-double of the year.
Nevada (6-10, 0-5) was led by AJ Cephas with 11 points and three steals. Terae Briggs of Pryor added 10 points and four rebounds.
Great Falls women 71, Rocky Mountain 55
GREAT FALLS — Great Falls won its first Frontier Conference game of the season behind three double-digit scorers in a 71-55 win over Rocky Mountain College.
Nneka Nnadi and Darah Huertas-Vining each scored 17 points, and Stephanie McDonagh added 14 to help the 13th-ranked Lady Argos improve to 12-5 overall and 1-5 in the conference. Great Falls led by as many as 16 points.
Keisha Englehardt had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Rocky (10-8, 2-4).
"We had the big win Friday (against Montana State-Northern) and tonight we struggled on offense to get any flow," said Battlin' Bears coach Wes Keller.
Rocky was without point guard Mikayla Jones, who suffered a leg injury against the Skylights.