PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Laura Cote scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds to help put Montana past Portland 67-63 on Wednesday night.
Sonya Rogers added 15 points and Johanna Closson had 12 for the Lady Griz (4-3). Britney Lohman led the team with 10 rebounds.
Montana trailed 25-20 at the break but chipped away at Portland’s lead in the second half. The Lady Griz came to within three points on three occasions midway through the second half. They took a 48-47 lead on a Cote 3-pointer with 6:34 remaining.
The Pilots (6-3) closed the gap to two points at 65-63 with seven seconds to play, but Montana went 9-for-10 from the line over the final 1:23 to hold on to the win.
Laiken Dollente led Portland with 13 points. Rachel Warren added 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
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