Montana 75, Idaho St. 65

Brian Qvale had 19 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead

Montana past Idaho State 75-65.

Art Steward scored 15 points, Will Cherry had 14 points and five

assists and Derek Selvig scored 10 points for the Grizzlies (14-5,

6-1 Big Sky), who shot 53 percent from the field.

The game was tied 10 times, but Montana outscored the hosts 14-4

down the stretch, going ahead to stay at 63-61 with 3:40 to play on

Cherry’s layup. Selvig’s 3-pointer from the top of the arc with

1:56 left made it 70-64 Grizzlies.

Qvale scored 14 of his points in the second half.

Broderick Gilchrest led the Bengals (5-13, 1-5) with 19 points.

Deividas Busma had 11 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots

for Idaho State.

Phyllip Taylor scored 16 points for the Bengals but was 0 for 5

from 3-point range. Reserve Kenny McGowen added 12 points.