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Bobcat men down Cal Poly

BOZEMAN — Montana State used a 14-1 run early in the second half to race past Cal Poly 73-57 in men's college basketball Sunday.

Senior Erik Rush scored 19 points and classmate Bobby Howard added 18 to lead the Bobcats, who shot 65 percent in the second half after a poor shooting start.

MSU coach Brad Huse credited the Mustangs' defense in the first half with MSU's struggles.

“They took us out of some things and made it hard for us to score,” Huse said. “That's kind of like it is in conference play, so it was good for us to go through that tonight. I thought we were a little more aggressive in the second half, particularly Rod (Singleton) up front, and Danny (Piepoli) worked a little harder getting good looks.”

Singleton spurred the Bobcats early in the second half, scoring all 10 of his points between the 15:00 and 12:00 marks in the second half, accounting for all of MSU's points in that stretch.

UGF soccer wins NAIA opener

TUKWILA, Wash. — The University of Great Falls men's soccer team posted an upset 1-0 win over No. 2 Simon Fraser University (BC) in the opening round of the NAIA Soccer National Championships Sunday.

Ryan O'Neil scored what would be the winning goal at the 21-minute mark to break a 0-0 tie. O'Neil received the ball behind the Clan defense and dribbled to a one-on-one with goalie Hide Ozawa before tucking it into the net.

SFU (19-2) made the semifinals of the tourney last year. This is the first time UGF (16-3-1) has advanced to the national tourney.

Next up for the Argos is a trip to Orange Beach, Ala., for the second round of the tourney. Orange Beach is the host site for the remainder of the contest, which features the 16 teams that advanced out of the opening round. UGF will play the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Nov. 29.

— Gazette staff and news services

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