Montana St. 73, Cal Poly-SLO 57

Erik Rush scored 19 points and Bobby Howard added 18 as Montana

State broke open a tight game in the second half and defeated Cal

Poly-San Luis Obispo 73-57 on Sunday night.

Danny Piepoli and Rod Singleton each scored all 10 of their

points in the second half for the Bobcats (4-1), who shot 65.2

percent after intermission while outscoring the Mustangs 47-32.

Piepoli scored six points and Singleton scored four in a Montana

State run that turned a three-point deficit into a 40-34 lead with

14:23 to play. The Bobcats eventually built their lead to 19

points.

Shawn Lewis and David Hanson each scored 15 points for the

Mustangs (1-2), who trailed 26-25 at halftime. Will Donahue had 10

rebounds for the third consecutive game for Cal Poly, which

outrebounded Montana State 36-30 but committed 22 turnovers and

shot only 40 percent from the floor.