Montana 57, Idaho 52

Will Cherry had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead Montana to a

57-52 victory over Idaho on Thursday night.

Kareem Jamar added 13 points for the Grizzlies (2-1).

Stephen Madison had 14 points and Kyle Barone 12 points and 13

rebounds for the Vandals (1-2), who lost by 42 points on a visit to

Montana last season.

This game was much more competitive, as the Grizzlies led 55-52

and Idaho had two possessions with a chance to tie in the last

minute. But Deremy Geiger missed a 3-point attempt on both trips,

and after the second, Cherry grabbed the rebound, was fouled and

made two free throws with a second remaining.