Posted: Mar 24, 2013 9:44 AM by MTN Sports
SPOKANE, WA - The Montana Lady Griz kept it closer than their male counterparts, but couldn't pull off the upset they were looking for in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, falling to Georgia, 70-50, in Saturday's first round match up.
Montana, a 13-seed, hung with the 4th-seeded Bulldogs throughout the first half, and trailed by as few as two points with 14 minutes to play in the game before Georgia finished the game on a 32-14 run.
Torry Hill led the Lady Griz with 11 points, including three first half 3's. Sidney native Jordan Sullivan chipped in 8, and her three with 15:53 to play brought Montana within 38-36.
Montana's two best players, Katie Baker and Kenzie De Boer, both struggled from the field. Baker was 3-9 for just 7 points, while De Boer shot just 2-9 for 4 points.
The Lady Griz shot 17-58 (29.3%) as a team.
Georgia was led by Jasmine Hassell, who had 16 on 6-11 shooting.
Montana's season ends with a 24-8 record.