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Montana State women’s basketball ready to combat defensive struggles

Posted at 10:03 PM, Jan 22, 2019

BOZEMAN — The Montana State Bobcats women’s basketball team is looking to bounce back after an overtime loss to Eastern Washington on Saturday.

Montana State outscored the Eagles until the fourth quarter, when Eastern Washington came from behind to send it to overtime. Three days later, the Cats have had time to reflect on the loss, review the film, and figure out the missing pieces. In Saturday’s case, it all came down to defense.

“The part that was really hard to swallow for all of us was, a lot of it was mistakes on ours and you want to make teams earn it,” head coach Tricia Binford said. “Certainly they had really talented players, but the majority of looks they got were mistakes on ours.”

Forward Claire Lundberg agreed: “Coach Bin read some stats to us (Monday), and it was as the game progresses we start to make more and more defensive mistakes and they start to score more.”

The senior took the loss personally, too.

“I take a lot of responsibility for that and it’s my job to step up and be an example for the underclassmen and I think I need to start doing that more,” Lundberg said.

The Bobcats head on the road to play Weber State on Thursday.