The Montana State Billings men's basketball team stayed in contention for a berth in the GNAC Tournament and earned a measure of revenge with a 92-83 win over Saint Martin's Saturday at Alterowitz Gymnasium.
The Saints beat the Yellowjackets 106-58 earlier in the season. The two teams are tied for fourth place in the GNAC standings.
Preston Beverly posted his eighth double-double with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Marc Matthews also had 23 points for MSUB, while Kendall Denham added 15.
The Yellowjackets (14-12, 9-9) made 11 free throws in the final 54 seconds to clinch the win.
Trey Ingram led the Saints with 17 points.
L-C State 77, Rocky men 71
Four players in double figures carried Lewis-Clark State past Rocky Mountain College 77-71 Saturday night at the Fortin Center.
It was the Battlin' Bears final home game of the regular season.
Trailing 36-33 at halftime, the Warriors outscored Rocky 44-35 in the second half.
Zach Hinton matched a career-high with 29 points for the Battlin' Bears, while Riley Bradshaw added 22 and Chad Kananen 12. Taylor Longo had 11 rebounds.
Zavon Jackson led Lewis-Clark State with 27 points.
Simon Fraser 87, MSUB women 65
Ellen Kett had a double-double of 14 points and 20 assists to lead No. 25 Simon Fraser past Montana State Billings 87-65 in GNAC women's basketball on Saturday at Alterowitz Gymnasium.
Kett's 20 assists is a GNAC record and ties for fourth-best in NCAA Division II history. The previous GNAC record was 16 by by Ally Schmitt of Central Washington against Evergreen State in 2012.
The NCAA Division II record is 24 by Joanna Bernabei of West Liberty against West Virginia State in 1997.
Kett's record-setting game overshadowed the double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds by Tiana Hanson of the Yellowjackets.
The 29 points is a career high for the senior from Shepherd. She was 10 for 11 from the free throw line. Hanson has scored in double figures in every game but two for MSUB this season.
Grace Weeks added career-high 17 points for the Yellowjackets (8-18, 5-13).
Meg Wilson led Simon Fraser with 19 points.
L-C State 68, Rocky women 63
Rocky Mountain College couldn't overcome a slow start, losing to No. 4-ranked Lewis-Clark State 68-63 Saturday night at the Fortin Center.
The Battlin' Bears shot 27 percent from the field in the first half and trailed 34-23 at halftime.
Rocky came back with a 24-point third quarter.
"The second half, we played better," said Battlin' Bears coach Wes Keller. "We competed."
Rocky pulled within two, 60-58, with two minutes remaining but could get no closer.
Freshman Markaela Francis led Rocky with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds.
"We're making a concerted effort to get the ball inside and she's doing a nice job," Rocky coach Wes Keller said.
Jayde LeFevre had 13 points for Rocky, while Hailee Farstveet had 12 and Keisha Engelhardt 10.
Caelyn Orlandi led the Warriors with 17 points and seven assists.
MSU women 104, Sacramento State 82
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Montana State erupted for 62 second-half points, breaking away from Sacramento State 104-82 Saturday in Big Sky Conference women's basketball.
The Bobcats (19-6, 12-3) had five players finish in double figures.
The game was tied 42-42 at halftime. MSU outscored the Hornets by 22 points in the second half.
Riley Nordgaard had her seventh double-double of the season with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Peyton Ferris also had a game-high 25 points.
Annika Lai and Madeline Smith each had 11 points for the Bobcats, while Rebekah Hatchard had 10. MSU's bench produced 34 points.
Freshman Blaire Braxton had a career-high 14 rebounds for the Bobcats.
Tiara Scott led the Sacramento State (9-16, 5-9) with 25 points.
Portland State 68, UM women 45
PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland State used three players in double figures to roll past Montana 68-45 in Big Sky Conference women's basketball.
Sidney Rielly led PSU (12-14, 6-8) with 17 points, while Courtney West and Ashley Bolston had 14 apiece.
Portland State led 18-8 at the end of the first quarter and 33-13 at halftime. UM (5-21, 2-13) shot just 15 percent from the field (2 of 13) in the second quarter.
Gabi Harrington paced the Lady Griz with eight points.
Boise State 91, UW men 87
BOISE, Idaho — Boise State needed seven free throws in the final minute to hold off Wyoming 91-87 in Mountain West men's basketball.
The Cowboys (16-12, 6-9) nearly erased a 10-point deficit and got within two points with less than a minute to play.
Wyoming had six players finish in double figures for the first time this season.
Louis Adams led the Cowboys with 18 points and a career-high eight rebounds. Alan Herndon added 16 points, while Hayden Dalton had 14 and Justin James 11. Jason McManamen and Alexander Aka Gorski each had 10.
McManamen has 188 3-pointers and is six away from Brand Ewing's school record of 194.
Paris Austin led the Broncos (17-8, 10-4) with a game-high 27 points, while Chander Hutchison added 25.
Boise State 53, UW women 43
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Boise State rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to defeat Wyoming 53-43 in Mountain West women's basketball.
The Broncos (18-7, 8-6) outscored the Cowgirls 37-19 in the second half. Boise State trailed 24-16 at halftime.
Marta Hermida led the Broncos with 14 points, while Riley Lupfer had 12 and Marij Vanderschaaf 10. Boise State outrebounded Wyoming 42-27.
Natalie Baker and Marta Gomez each had 10 points for the Cowgirls (18-8, 10-5).
It was announced earlier in the week that Wyoming has lost leading scorer and rebounder Liv Roberts to a season-ending knee injury.