Phelps leads Long Beach State over Montana 74-56

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)—Eugene Phelps scored 19 points and Larry Anderson added 17 as Long Beach State defeated Montana 74-56 on Saturday night.

Casper Ware scored 12 points and T.J. Robinson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the 49ers (17-10).

Brian Qvale scored 17 points and Art Steward 13 for the Grizzlies (19-8).

Long Beach State maintained a consistent cushion for the entire BracketBuster game, which matched the leaders of the Big West and Big Sky conferences.

Montana got as close as 54-46 in the second half. But the 49ers pulled away with a 14-2 run over the next 4:41, sparked by Phelps’ three consecutive baskets.

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 Top Performers
Brian Qvale Brian Qvale
7-11,  17 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Long Beach St.
Eugene Phelps Eugene Phelps
9-12,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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