MSU women fall in Dallas, 71-70

DALLAS — The Montana State women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season after giving up a 10-point lead in the final two-and-a-half minutes as Southern Methodist rallied for a 71-70 victory, Saturday night in the championship game of its own Hoops for a Cure tournament.

Bobcat sophomore Kalli Durham converted a layup off an offensive rebound to put Montana State (3-1) up 70-60 with 2:27 left in the game. It would be MSU’s last points as the Mustangs forced four Bobcat turnovers and parlayed them into seven points to close to within 70-69 with 38-seconds left.  Following MSU’s fifth turnover, SMU’s Alisha Fillmore connected on two free throw tosses with eight-seconds remaining. Ashley Brumwell’s three-point attempt at the buzzer went awry giving the Mustangs its fifth win of the season.

“We gave up too many offensive rebounds, free throws and turnovers and that was the story of the game,” said MSU head coach Tricia Binford. “We gave them 26 points from the line, 24 second chance opportunities and our execution in the final two minutes was very disappointing.”

For the game, MSU shot 47 percent from the field, but converted just two-of-17 attempts from three-point range. The Bobcats connected on 10-of-14 from the free throw line and committed 19 turnovers.

SMU (5-1) shot just 32 percent from the field, but connected on 26-of-36 from the free throw line.

Senior Rachel Semansky paced the Bobcats with 23 points, including converting 10-of-14 from the field. The Highwood native also added a team-best nine rebounds and had four assists. Also in double-figures for MSU were Brumwell and Durham with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Brumwell, a junior from Hamilton, also posted six rebounds, five assists, three blocks and three steals.

Fillmore guided SMU with 20 points, including a 10-of-13 effort from the line.

For her efforts, Semansky garnered all-tournament honors.

MSU will open its regular-season home slate on Thursday night when it hosts UM-Western at 5:30 p.m. in Worthington Arena.

— MSU Sports Information

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Montana State 70 • 3-1
Total 3-Ptr Rebounds
## Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
23 BRUMWELL, Ashley f 6-16 1-5 1-2 2 4 6 2 14 5 2 3 3 33
32 SEMANSKY, Rachel f 10-14 0-0 3-4 4 5 9 2 23 4 5 0 0 33
02 FERRIS, Peyton g 1-5 0-1 2-2 1 3 4 2 4 3 1 2 0 15
03 DURHAM, Kalli g 4-10 0-4 3-3 4 1 5 3 11 0 3 0 2 28
24 CARTER, Rechel g 2-3 1-2 1-3 0 0 0 3 6 2 2 0 1 22
11 STOCKTON, Lindsay 3-6 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 3 6 0 2 0 1 19
12 ALLEN, Emily 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 7
15 ELLIOTT, Jackie 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 1 3 3 0 18
22 DAWKINS, Alexa 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 5
31 HOMMES, Jasmine 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
34 ADAMS, Latisha 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 18
Team 5 1 6
Totals 29-62 2-17 10-14 18 23 41 23 70 16 19 9 7 200
FG % 1st Half: 14-29 48.3%
3FG % 1st Half: 2-9 22.2%
FT % 1st Half: 6-10 60.0%
2nd half: 15-33 45.5%
2nd half: 0-8 0.0%
2nd half: 4-4 100.0
Game: 29-62 46.8%
Game: 2-17 11.8%
Game: 10-14 71.4%
Deadball
Rebounds
2
SMU 71 • 5-1
Total 3-Ptr Rebounds
## Player FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
12 WILLIAMS, Lexus f 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
44 SINGLETON, Mallory f 0-3 0-1 2-2 2 6 8 3 2 2 1 2 1 28
10 BAKER, Korina g 1-7 1-3 2-2 2 1 3 2 5 9 4 0 1 28
20 BELL, Farrin g 1-6 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 3 4 1 2 1 2 22
22 FILMORE, Alisha g 4-19 2-7 10-13 3 1 4 1 20 1 1 0 2 33
03 WILKINS, Gabrielle 3-6 2-3 5-9 1 2 3 1 13 1 0 0 1 21
04 ASKEW, Kristin 1-3 0-1 2-2 2 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 13
05 SIMPSON, Akil 4-9 0-0 3-6 7 2 9 3 11 1 3 1 1 22
25 JOHNSON, Krystal 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
31 HIVES-MCCRAY, D. 5-7 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 3 10 0 0 1 0 24
Team 2 3 5
Totals 20-63 5-15 26-36 24 17 41 16 71 15 13 5 8 200
FG % 1st Half: 11-29 37.9%
3FG % 1st Half: 4-10 40.0%
FT % 1st Half: 11-14 78.6%
2nd half: 9-34 26.5%
2nd half: 1-5 20.0%
2nd half: 15-22 68.2%
Game: 20-63 31.7%
Game: 5-15 33.3%
Game: 26-36 72.2%
Deadball
Rebounds
6
Officials: Michol Murray, Charles Carroll, Laurie Porter
Technical fouls: Montana State-None. SMU-None.
Attendance: 507
Score by periods 1st 2nd Total
Montana State 36 34 70
SMU 37 34 71
In Off 2nd Fast
Points Paint T/O Chance Break Bench
MSU 44 11 21 6 12
SMU 28 21 16 6 38
Last FG – MSU 2nd-02:27, SMU 2nd-01:47.
Largest lead – MSU by 10 2nd-03:18, SMU by 7 1st-10:32.
Score tied – 8 times.
Lead changed – 9 times.



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