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Sports Columnist — Missoulian

Sunday sports columnist for the Missoulian newspaper

Valley leads Lady Griz past Southern Utah, 81-50 — CEDAR CITY, Utah -- The sunshine was so inviting Thursday that coach Robin Selvig and his assistants walked almost three miles back to their hotel from an afternoon shoot-around. The rims at Centrum Arena were just as inviting for their Montana women's basketball team on Thursday night.

Depleted Lady Griz to battle win-starved Thunderbirds — CEDAR CITY, Utah -- Now that they're headed in the right direction, the Montana Lady Griz are out to prove they've moved past their road travails. Consistent shooting helped the UM women's basketball team post two home wins last week. On Thursday the Lady Griz will try to improve on their 1-7 mark in away games in a 7 p.m.
Feb 10, 2016

The Lady Griz will likely be without McCalle Feller again on Thursday night.…

Lady Griz storm past Sacramento State — Playing at a frantic pace seemed to be just what Montana needed to snap out of its funk. The Lady Griz basketball team ended a four-game losing streak and avenged a loss to Sacramento State three weeks ago with a 90-83 win Thursday in front of 2,919 fans at Dahlberg Arena.

Lady Griz lead Hornets at half — The Montana women's basketball team has built a 46-42 halftime lead on Sacramento State Thursday night at Dahlberg Arena. Kayleigh Valley has 13 points and McCalle Feller 10 for the Lady Griz. Montana is shooting 51.4 percent from the floor (19 for 37).

Lady Griz hungry for victory — Part of coach Robin Selvig's success formula is knowing what to say when things aren't going Montana's way. He knows he has a solid contender in his Lady Griz basketball team, but the results haven't reflected it lately.
Feb 03, 2016

The Lady Griz are ready for their rematch with run-and-gunning Sac State Thursday.…

Crosstown basketball: Sentinel, Hellgate split — Being undefeated in early February brings on a unique set of circumstances. Just ask Missoula Sentinel girls' basketball coach Karen Deden, whose Spartans are wearing mighty large targets on their backs. If you think life as a perennial favorite is easy, think again.

Grizzlies use strong finish to rally past Cats — BOZEMAN -- Asked to sum up his first Brawl of the Wild basketball experience, Montana freshman guard Michael Oguine didn't need to speak. His quick smile said it all. Between Oguine and junior backcourt teammate Walter Wright, a transfer who was also playing in his first Brawl, Montana State was caught flat-footed defensively on countless occasions Saturday night.
Jan 31, 2016

The Montana backcourt was dynamic in an 80-72 men's basketball win over the Cats Saturday.…

Bobcats pounce on Lady Griz — BOZEMAN -- Close games have become a real conundrum for the Montana women's basketball team. Leading by three points with five minutes remaining Saturday, the Lady Griz suddenly went stagnant offensively against Montana State. The Bobcats pounced in front of a season-high crowd of 3,526 fans, surging to a 61-52 win at Worthington Arena.

Lady Griz lead Cats at halftime — BOZEMAN -- The Montana women's basketball team has built a 30-25 halftime lead on Montana State Saturday at Worthington Arena. McCalle Feller has 12 points and Kayleigh Valley nine to account for most of the Lady Griz scoring.

Saturday special day for persistent Lady Griz senior — BOZEMAN - The Interstate highway that connects Brawl of the Wild basketball rivals Montana and Montana State includes a tricky stretch over the Continental Divide that requires singular focus. It can be quite slippery in late January. Take your eye off the steep and windy path and you might end up in a gigantic rock garden.
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Feb 11, 2016

RT @UMGRIZZLIES_LG: Montana State wins 83-72 at Northern Arizona. Bobcats now in sole possession of first place in the Big Sky.

Feb 11, 2016

Final score: Lady Griz 81, Southern Utah 50. Montana shot 54.1 percent (33 for 61).

Feb 11, 2016

RT @mslacat: At Flagstaff the Bobcats women are starting to put some distance between them & NAU 75 to 67 w/ 1:00 left

Feb 11, 2016

The Lady Griz are headed to their third straight win. They lead 75-50 with 3:14 left.

Feb 11, 2016

Kayleigh Valley has just passed the 1,000-point milestone for her career (1,001). She has 30 points tonight.

Feb 11, 2016

End of third quarter: Lady Griz 63, Southern Utah 38. Montana is 25 for 47 from the floor.

Feb 11, 2016

Kayleigh Valley needs just five more points to reach 1,000 for her career. The junior has 24 points tonight and her team leads 57-34.

Feb 11, 2016

RT @EasternerSports: FINAL: EWU women's basketball falls to North Dakota, 69-74. Eagles shoot 25-63 (39.7%) from the field, called for 26 fouls (UND 17).

Feb 11, 2016

Halftime score: Lady Griz 42, Southern Utah 24. UM is shooting 53.1 percent from the floor (17 for 32).

Feb 11, 2016

Kayleigh Valley has 12 points for the Lady Griz. They lead 34-20 at 4:33 in the second frame.

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