Montana State Bobcats call on bench to step up in Lundberg’s absence

Posted at 6:23 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 22:34:44-05

BOZEMAN – The Montana State women’s basketball team is now left to search for answers after it was announced Monday that one of its best players, Claire Lundberg, is now out for the season with a torn ACL in her right knee.

Lundberg was the Cats best scorer, averaging 17 points per game, and the injury comes at a tough time. MSU has been struggling to gain ground in the Big Sky Conference, not having won back-to-back games since late December. But the Bobcats can’t fret over something that won’t change. Now, head coach Tricia Binford says more players will have to step up to fill the missing production.

“You lose a pretty big person and player to your team. And for us, we’ve always prided ourselves on playing our bench and getting them minutes, and now they have an opportunity to step up,” said Binford. “I’ve seen crazier things happen as far as adversity and how teams come togethe,r and they have an opportunity to come together for Claire and she’s going to be a part of what we still do. She’s going to be on the bench and a leader for us and kids are going to have a chance to step up and do some great things.”

Montana State has two homes games this week, with Idaho State coming in Thursday and Weber State on Saturday.