Montana State gets past Sacramento State 58-53

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—Marquis Navarre scored 14 points, including eight straight free throws down the stretch, in Montana State’s 58-53 victory over Sacramento State on Sunday.

Erik Rush added 14 points and Austin Brown had nine rebounds for the Bobcats (10-7, 5-2 Big Sky).

Domineek Daniel had 18 points, six rebounds, and four steals for the Hornets (7-12, 1-5).

After a slow-moving first half, Navarre gave Montana State its biggest lead, 44-35, when he hit two free throws with 3:30 to play.

Sacramento State cut the lead to four points, but six straight free throws from Navarre and a three-point play from Will Bynum sealed the victory for the Bobcats.

After Antonio Flaggs’ two-handed dunk put the Hornets up 15-14 with 6:21 remaining in the first half, neither team scored again from the field the rest of the half. The score was tied 16-16 at intermission.

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 Top Performers
 Montana St.
Marquis Navarre Marquis Navarre
3-6,  14 Pts
6 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Sacramento St.
Domineek Daniel Domineek Daniel
7-13,  18 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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