Montana 77

(27-5, 14-0 Big Sky)

Louisiana Tech 81

(28-2, 17-1 WAC)

    11:30 PM ET, March 20, 2004

    1 2 T
    MONT 37 4077
    LT 39 4281

    Top Performers

    Montana: J. Deming 27 Pts, 4 Reb

    Louisiana Tech: E. Smith-Taylor 34 Pts, 6 Reb

    Techsters need all of Smith-Taylor's 29

    MISSOULA (AP) -- Freshman Johanna Closson came off the bench to score 15 points in 20 minutes Sunday in Montana's 73-52 exhibition victory over Deja Vu, a team made up of former Lady Griz players.

    Jody McLeod added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Montana, which led 33-22 at halftime. Center Hollie Tyler had 10 points and five blocked shots.

    McLeod scored seven unanswered points to open the second half and Montana took a 44-25 lead. Deja Vu answered with a 12-0 run to pull within 44-37.

    Four times over the next four minutes, Deja Vu got within seven points, but they could get no closer. After a layup by Skyla Sisco made the score 52-45 with 6:09 to play, the Lady Griz put together a 9-0 run, with five points from Julie Keller.

    Deja Vu was led by Sisco with 23 points and six steals. Krista Redpath added 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots, while Julie Deming had five assists.

    Closson led Montana in scoring in the first exhibition game, while McLeod also had a double-double in the first exhibition.

    Montana opens its regular season on Nov. 22 against Montana-Western.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 77 81
    FG Made-Attempted 26-63 (.413) 26-56 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-12 (.583) 6-8 (.750)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-27 (.667) 23-30 (.767)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

    PointsJ. Deming 27E. Smith-Taylor 34
    ReboundsH. Tyler 9A. Carter 8


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