Pocatello, ID (Sports Network) - Will Cherry scored 10 points and pulled down
11 rebounds as the Montana Grizzlies secured a 61-54 win over the Idaho State
Bengals in Big Sky Conference action at Reed Gym.
Cherry shot just 1-of-8 from the floor, but made up for it with 8-of-11 at the
free-throw line and also contributed six assists and three steals as the
Grizzlies (19-5, 15-1 Big Sky) bounced back from their first conference loss
of the season on Thursday night versus Weber State. Mathias Ward posted 12
points, followed by Mike Weisner and Kareem Jamar with 10 points apiece.
The Bengals (5-20, 4-12), losers of eight of the last nine, were paced by
Melvin Morgan and Chris Hansen with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Both teams had a hard time shooting the ball in the first half, but the
Grizzlies were able to knock down five 3-pointers in the frame in order to
move out to a 29-22 advantage at the break.
In the second half Montana bounced back with an impressive 57.9 percent
shooting from the field in order to take the win on the road.
Montana, which led by as many as 14 points in the outing, received 22 points
from the reserves.
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