MISSOULA — The Montana women's basketball team had all 13 of its active players finish with at least 12 minutes Sunday as the Lady Griz dominated the College of Idaho for a 61-33 win at Dahlberg Arena.
In the first quarter, Montana started out slow on the scoring end but more than held its own on defense, allowing the Yotes to score 9 points in the quarter.
In the second, the Lady Griz defense was even more ferocious as it allowed the College of Idaho to score only 3 points. Montana scored 16 points on 7 for 16 (43.8%) from the field.
In the third quarter, the Yotes neutralized Montana as both teams scored 8 points. Montana struggled shooting, going 3 for 17 from the field and 0 for 5 from beyond the arc. However, the gap was too big to fill for the Yotes, and Montana turned the gas back on in the fourth, outscoring its opponent 20-13.
For the game, Montana went 20 for 63 (31.7%) from the field and 6 for 22 (27.3%) from beyond the arc. Carmen Gfeller led the Lady Griz in scoring with 10 points. Joelnell Momberg added 9 points off the bench. Montana out-rebounded the Yotes 51-36.
“It was an opportunity for us to play a non-conference game where we could try different things, try different plays, different lineups," said Lady Griz head coach Mike Petrino. "We accomplished a lot of those things. We had balanced playing time, we had balanced production on offense and defense and we gained valuable experience.”