No. 18 Gonzaga tops Montana State for 5th straight win
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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) Jill Townsend scored 16 points and No. 18 Gonzaga pulled way from Montana State in the third quarter en route to a 70-55 victory on Thursday for the Bulldogs' fifth straight victory.

Townsend was 7-of-11 shooting and tied with teammate Katie Campbell with a game-best six rebounds. Campbell scored 11 points and Louise Forsyth added 10 including three 3-pointers. The Bulldogs (8-1) shot 51% and were even better from the arc at 9 of 17 for 53%.

Fallyn Freije scored 18 points and Oliana Squires 14 for the Bobcats (4-3), who shot 37.5% and missed all 13 of their 3-point attempts.

Gonzaga led 29-22 at halftime then went up by double figures for good after Jessie Loera hit a 3-pointer to begin an 8-0 run late in the third quarter. The Bulldogs went into the final period ahead by 15 and led by 21 with just over two minutes left in the game.

No. 18 Gonzaga tops Montana State for 5th straight win
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