BILLINGS - JeanAnn Lemelin picked a great time to have a career night.
The senior from Billings scored a career-high 30 points - 25 in the second half - and led MSU Billings back from a three-point halftime deficit to a 72-64 win over Saint Martin's Saturday in a key Great Northwest Athletic Conference game at Alterowitz Gymnasium.
After scoring just five points on 2-4 FG shooting in the first half, Lemelin erupted for 25 points after the breakon 9-12 shooting, including 7-9 from three-point range. Her eight total made threes are a Yellowjacket season high.
MSUB scored just 22 points in the first 20 minutes but poured in 50 in the second half - 37 from Lemelin and freshman Shayla Montague. Montague's lay-up midway through the 3rd quarter have MSUB a 37-35 lead that they would never give up.
The win was crucial for the 'Jackets GNAC tournament chances, moving them to 5-5 in conference play, good for the 6th and final postseason spot, one game ahead of both Saint Martin's and Seattle Pacific.