The University of Montana Lady Griz lost to the Idaho State Bengals 67-53 Thursday, making it their third-straight loss this season.
“[Tonight] was one of the first nights I’d say I didn't feel like we came and competed as well as we should’ve,” University of Montana head coach Shannon Schweyen said.
The Lady Griz and the Bengals stayed neck-and-neck for most of the game, stealing the lead from each other 16 times in the first half.
The Lady Griz led 34-33 at halftime, but Montana slipped and only made four out of 23 shots (17.4%) in the second half.
Idaho State’s Montana Oltrogge led both teams with 18 points, scoring 10 in the fourth quarter.
“[Montana] can really hurt you with a lot of different people, so to be able to shut that down was a really big thing,” Idaho State assistant coach Ryan Johnson said.
Idaho State claimed its fourth win at Montana in program history.
The Lady Griz will play Weber State next at home on Saturday, Jan. 25.