TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Katie Edwards scored 24 points and
grabbed five rebounds Saturday to lead Montana to a 57-47 victory
over Wright State in the first round of the Florida State
Montana (3-0) meets Florida State, a 75-67 winner over Western
Carolina, in Sunday's championship game.
Dana Conway had eight points, Johanna Closson had seven points,
eight rebounds and three blocks and Tamara Guardipee had seven
points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks for the Lady
Griz. Montana held Wright State to just 26.8 percent shooting.
The Raiders (1-2) led 1-0 on a free throw by Brittney Whiteside
just 24 seconds into the game, but Edwards and Guardipee combined
to score five straight points for Montana, which never trailed
Montana led 20-10 with 5:23 left in the half and held a 26-20
Wright State got within 36-34 on a basket by Whitney Lewis with
9:05 remaining, but Montana answered with an 11-2 run, including
six points from Closson, to take a 47-36 lead with 6:38 to play.
Lewis led WSU with 13 points while Whiteside added 12 points, 11
rebounds and five steals.