Hasquet scores 16 points in Montana’s 71-60 win over N. Colorado

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP)—Jordan Hasquet scored 16 points and Ceylon Elgin-Taylor added 13 as Montana matched its longest winning streak of the season with a 71-60 victory over Northern Colorado Saturday night.

Andrew Strait contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds for Montana (9-11, 3-4 Big Sky). The Grizzlies won two consecutive games for the third time this season and beat Northern Colorado for a fifth consecutive time.

Jabril Banks had 16 points for Northern Colorado (8-12, 2-6). Will Figures had 13 points as the Bears lost their fourth straight.

Northern Colorado reduced its 17-point halftime deficit to 48-38 when Will Figures capped a 9-2 run with a layup with 10:42 to play, but Hasquet answered by burying a 3-pointer to make it a 53-38 game.

Two free throws by Figures got the Bears back to 53-43 with 7:33 remaining only to have Strait hit two hook shots over Taylor Montgomery.

Figures hit a 3-pointer with 2:18 remaining that reduced Montana’s lead to 59-50. The lead was too much for Northern Colorado to overcome.

Montana held the Bears without a field goal for nearly six minutes to start the game while building a 14-1 lead. Banks ended the drought with 14:20 left, but Hasquet had two 3-pointers the rest of the half and Montana shot 52 percent in the period to help the Grizzlies hold a 39-22 advantage at the break.

Montana also held a 22-14 rebounding edge and limited the Bears to 28 percent shooting.

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 Montana
A. Strait A. Strait
5-8,  12 Pts
12 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Northern Colorado
W. Figures W. Figures
4-9,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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