BOZEMAN – Montana State’s women are on a four game winning streak, and sitting at number three in the Big Sky standings but Head Coach, Tricia Binford, is in no way satisfied. “I like that we’re sharing the ball,” says Binford. “We’re not forcing the issue. I was really proud of our transition defense. I thought we really matched shooters this last weekend. We were in plays and forced them to earn a lot of shots. But, we still have some breakdowns that we can clean up.”

Young freshman, Point Guard, Oliana Squires, also likes the effort she’s seen. “I think that we’re playing really well, honestly. We’re playing really together as a team and it’s been fun. And, it’s fun getting wins. I think we’re doing really well.”

The one place Binford has really seen improvement is on the defense. “Well, I think they’ve bought into it tremendous. Part of it is when your players know what you’re rewarding, and what has success, they get super excited about it. And, Delaney Junkermier, I don’t know that I pulled her out that entire second half against Idaho. But when kids see players like that, who are taking a lot of pride, and they’re like, well that kid is on the court and that’s making a difference, they start to see where the results are coming from. That kind of mentality, so kids are getting excited about it and have definitely bought in.”

And now Binford heads to Missoula to take on a Montana team that has lost 12 straight. “I expect it to be a Cat-Griz rivalry and a great game and a great atmosphere. We’re going to focus in preparing and getting our team ready for them but I know they’re going to be ready to roll.”