MONTANA STATE 67, TEXAS STATE 59
San Marcos, TX – Montana State gave up a lead after being outscored 22-8 in the third quarter, but an explosive fourth quarter that featured a 14-0 run sent them past Texas State in the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT.
Montana State (3-1) was paced by Claire Lundberg, who was 8-for-8 from the field (including four 3-pointers) to go with 6-for-6 from the free throw line for a total of 26 points. She also had six rebounds. Martha Kurderer added 21 points.
A 3-pointer from Toshua Leavitt pulled Texas State (1-2) into a 45-43 lead with 2:22 remaining in the third quarter. Montana State responded with an extended scoring run, pulling ahead 59-49 in two free throws from Gabby Mocchi with 4:02 to go in the game.
Montana State (which struggled to protect the ball at times and had 22 turnovers) hit enough free throws down the stretch to protect its lead. Blaire Braxton chipped in with nine rebounds.
Leavitt had 19 points for Texas State, and Jayla Johnson scored 10 points.