Montana St. 78, Montana Tech 54

Three players scored in double figures for Montana State with

Jamie Stewart leading the way, scoring 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting

including six rebounds and Montana State cruised past Montana Tech

78-54 on Thursday night.

Calen Coleman scored 14 points, Xavier Blount chipped in 13

points and six rebounds and the Bobcats hit 32 of 62 from the

field, shooting 51.6 percent. The Bobcats forced 26 turnovers by

Montana Tech and recorded 18 steals.

Montana State (2-5) took a 44-27 lead at halftime and led by as

many as 28 points with 12:05 remaining in the second half after

Stewart hit a jumper to cap a 16-5 run and make it 60-32.

Daniel Simon was the only player in double figures for the

Diggers, scoring 12 points for Montana Tech (6-5), an NAIA school

out of Butte, Mont. Tanner Neumann added seven points and eight

rebounds for the Diggers.