Weber St. 79, Montana St. 70
Damian Lillard and Byron Fulton scored 17 points each to lead
Weber State to a 79-70 victory against Montana State on Wednesday
Scott Bamforth had 15 points and Kyle Tresnak 14 for the
Wildcats (21-4, 13-1 Big Sky), who moved a half-game in front of
idle Montana for first place in the conference standings. Weber
State, which defeated the Grizzlies in January, visits Montana in
the regular-season finale on Feb. 28.
Shawn Reid scored 31 points and made five 3-pointers for the
Bobcats (11-14, 6-8), and Mohammed Fall added 13 points.
Montana State played its first game since leading scorer Xavier
Blount suffered a likely season-ending shoulder injury and broken
nose when assaulted outside a Bozeman bar early Sunday morning. MSU
linebacker Roger Trammell was charged with misdemeanor assault and
dismissed from the football team.
The 20-year-old Blount, who was averaging 11.7 points a game,
was charged with disorderly conduct and minor in possession of
alcohol. Two other MSU athletes were cited for various
Lillard had four steals for the Wildcats, who never trailed and
shot 54.2 percent (26 of 48) from the floor for the game.
Montana State used a 22-6 run to start the second half to get
within 48-46. But Jordan Richardson hit a 3-pointer to ignite a
10-0 Weber State run, and the Bobcats got no closer than six points
the rest of the way.