The University of Montana women's basketball team beat Idaho's Lewis-Clark State College 81-69 in an exhibition match Friday evening at Dahlberg Arena, Oct. 25, 2019.
The Lady Griz led the Warriors 49-35 in the first half of the game. Gabi Harrington, a redshirt junior guard, scored 10 points in the opening minutes of the first period, beginning Montana's lead on Lewis-Clark. Sammy Fatkin, a junior guard, helped Montana stay ahead in points by scoring a 3-pointer at the end of the first period.
In the second half, Montana scored an additional 32 points. Guards McKenzie Johnston and Gabi Harrington assisted Montana with multiple rebounds as well as scoring. For the exhibition, Johnston had 6 rebounds and scored 6 points, Harrington led in both with 8 rebounds and 24 points.
The University of Montana women's basketball team will continue the preseason against Montana State Northern on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, at Dahlberg Arena.
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University of Montana senior guard McKenzie Johnston dribbles down the the court late in the game. The University of Montana women's basketball team defeated Lewis-Clark State College 81-69 in an exhibition match Friday evening, Oct. 25, 2019, in Dahlberg Arena.
University of Montana forward Emma Stockholm lands a lay-up for 2 points in the exhibition's final period. Stockholm scored a total of 10 points and had five rebounds.
University of Montana guard Sophia Stiles blocks a Lewis-Clark State College basketball player early in the game. After sitting out for a season due to an injury, Stiles rejoined her teammates on the court for the exhibition match.
University of Montana guard Sammy Fatkin looks for a teammate to pass to in the game's second half. Fatkin scored 5 points and assisted with one rebound.
Vada Stiles, 5, attempts to poke a distracted Monte during the halftime musical basketball competition. Vada, alongside Zaya Stiles, center, and Chevelle Stiles, far left, came to the exhibition game to support their relative Sophia Stiles, a guard for the Lady Griz.
University of Montana guard Taylor Goligoski eyes the basket before shooting her first of two free throws. Goligoski scored 7 points and had one rebound during the exhibition.
Friends of McKenzie Johnston, a redshirt senior guard for the University of Montana, show support by sporting fathead posters of the athlete.
The University of Montana women's basketball team scrambles with its Lewis-Clark State College opponents for possession of the ball late in the game.