Iowa St. 81, Montana St. 59

Melvin Ejim scored 19 points and four teammates also reached

double figures, carrying Iowa State to an 81-59 victory over

Montana State on Saturday.

Diante Garrett added 17 points and Scott Christopherson 16 for

the Cyclones (6-0), who saw their string of 91-point games end at

three but still had more than enough firepower to snap Montana

State’s five-game winning streak.

Bobby Howard led the Bobcats (5-2) with 13 points and Erik Rush

scored 12.

Montana State led by six midway through the first half and

trailed just 39-33 after Howard’s basket early in the second half.

But Iowa State went a 16-2 run that included a 3-pointer, a driving

layup and an assist by Garrett to open a 55-35 lead, and controlled

the game from then on.