Lady Bobcats earn fifth straight home win

The Bobcat women (7-5, 2-1) won their fifth straight game at home against Portland State with a score of 89-78. Four Bobcats were in double figures as MSU shot just over 50 percent from the floor and 40 percent beyond the arch. Senior forward Ashley Brumwell led the Cats with 18 points and nine rebounds. Junior guard Kalli Durham and sophomore forward Jasmine Hommes both scored 15 points and  junior forward Jackie Elliot came in close behind with 14 points. Sophomore forward Alexa Dawkins led the team on the bench, scoring eight points and collecting a career high three blocks.

PSU found themselves up 5-0 in the opening half before a 21-5 run by MSU put the Cats up 44-21 at halftime. With a little over 15 minutes left in the second half, Montana State had its largest lead of the game as the Cats went up 60-39

“We’re doing a lot of things well,” said MSU Head Coach Tricia Binford. “We’re shooting very well, executing and playing unselfish basketball. We also did a nice job of taking care of the ball.” MSU has gone 1-4 on the road so far this season, most recently falling against Sacramento State in a high scoring shootout 95-107.

MSU also overcame a 10 point deficit to defeat Eastern Washington 78-74 on Saturday. Brumwell had a career-high 26 points, including seven in a three minute stretch. The Lady Bobcats will continue their conference play against Northern Colorado in Greeley Thursday Jan. 16.