THURSDAY WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL/Viking women end 31-game home win string for Montana State; Concordia wins fifth in a row


Portland State 69, MONTANA STATE 60

Gonzaga 70, PORTLAND 56

Concordia 74, ALASKA 47

• At Bozeman, Montana, Portland State shot 68 percent in the second half to end Montana State's 31-game home winning streak.

The Vikings (9-6, 3-1 Big Sky Conference) led 26-18 at halftime after Ashley Bolston hit a 3-pointer at the second-quarter buzzer.

PSU hit 12 of its first 14 shots in the second half, including seven in a row. Montana State (8-8, 2-3) got within three points early in the third quarter, but the Vikings led by 10 at the end of three and by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter.

The Bobcats got as close as three with just over a minute left.

Sidney Rielly led PSU with 18 points. Bolston finished with 15 points, Kiana Brown scored 13 off the bench and Courtney West had nine points and a season-high 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.

• At the Chiles Center, Gonzaga stayed unbeaten in the West Coast Conference and kept the Portland Pilots (4-12, 0-5) winless in conference play.

The Bulldogs (12-4, 5-0) outrebounded the Pilots 46-29 to overcome shooting struggles. They also had a 23-13 edge in scoring from the foul line.

A 24-12 third quarter built a 15-point lead for Gonzaga.

Darian Slaga led Portland with 14 points and five assists.

• At Fairbanks, Alaska, Bailey Cartwright had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead Concordia (11-4, 5-2 GNAC) to its fifth win in a row.

Erin Higbie aded 16 points, Danielle Hartzog 13 and four of the Cavaliers' 11 steals and Kizzah Maltezo scored 11 points.

Concordia scored 31 points off of 23 Alaska turnovers.

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