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Brandon Gfeller scores 23, hits 7 3-pointers; Montana cruises to 90-64 win over Idaho State


POCATELLO, Idaho — Brandon Gfeller set career-highs by scoring 23 points and hitting seven 3-pointers to lead Montana 90-64 over Idaho State 90-64 on Saturday.

Jordan Gregory scored 20, Martin Breuning added 13 and Mario Dunn had 11 points for Montana (6-8, 3-1 Big Sky), which made 29 of 52 (56 percent) field goals, including a season-high 15 3-pointers on 27 attempts.

Gfeller made three-straight 3-pointers to make it 9-0 fewer than 2 minutes in, and his fourth 3 gave the Grizzlies a 10-point cushion with 15:07 left in the half.

The sophomore guard hit another trey just over a minute later, sparking a 14-3 run which blew the game open.

Montana led by as many as 22 in the first half and 30 in the second.

Marcus Bradley led Idaho State (4-12, 1-3) with 19 points.

The Bengals shot 47 percent, but made just 3 of 14 from deep and 7 of 17 free throws.

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