Photo Gallery: Lady Griz Beat Minot State, 85-47

By AUSTIN SMITH

The Lady Griz are officially on a win streak after Monday’s 85-47 thrashing of Minot State in the second game of their 2012-13 season.

Katie Baker earned top honors with a calmly placed 19 points, shooting a little over 70% from both the line and two-point range with the practiced silence of an assassin.

Baker, along with standout sophomore forward Maggie Rickman, dominated the paint for a total of 23 Griz offensive rebounds, keeping Montana safely in the lead throughout the matchup.

The Lady Griz squad performed as a cohesive unit in the face of Minot’s persistent junior forward, Carly Boag. Boag’s 15 points and powerful defensive showing spurred the Beavers to press onward, despite being outscored by approximately 20 points each half.

Montana’s bench was responsible for 40 points alone, and not one Lady Griz player logged less than 10 minutes of playing time. Head Coach Robin Selvig has a balanced team this year that has congealed around senior and freshman leadership alike.

Baker was helped Monday by fellow senior Kenzie De Boer’s seven points, four rebounds and single assist. Shanae Gilham also came to play, adding 14 points and eight rebounds in an impressive showing that echoes last week’s display of freshman fortitude.

The Lady Griz will be traveling into hurricane territory and looking to extend the streak to three games when they meet the Temple Owls this Friday in Philadelphia, Penn. They’ll be back to the home turf of Dahlberg Arena the following Tuesday, November 13, to host MSU Northern.

 

Senior guard Kenzie De Boer (r) shares 'five' with senior forward Katie Baker before Monday's contest against the Minot State Beavers.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Senior guard Kenzie ...
Montana's Kenzie De Boer drives the lane early in the first period.  De Boer logged seven points, four rebounds, and a single assist during Monday's 85-47 victory over Minot State.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Montana's Kenzi...
Montana's Katie Baker and Minot's Carly Boag look skyward after a 1st Period Montana shot bounces off the rim.  The Lady Griz presented a united front and brought home a 85-47 win.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Montana's Katie...
Montana forward Carly Selvig fires a pass towards the baseline mid-way through the first period of Monday's game.  Selvig had five points, rebounds, and assists on the way to a 85-47 victory.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Montana forward Carl...
Senior forward Alexandra Hurley on a fast break late in the first period of Monday's victory over Minot State.  Hurley is pursued by Beavers Amanda Sansaver (#5) and Sarah Lester.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Senior forward Alexa...
Junior forward Jordan Sullivan grimaces in expectation of contact just before she heads to the rim during Monday's game.  Sullivan helped her team beat Minot State by adding 11 points, three rebounds, and four assists.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012. Photo by Austin Smith
Junior forward Jorda...
Standout junior point guard Torry Hill brings the ball downcourt as her team's bench looks on.  Hill tallied five points, four assists and a single rebound in Monday's 85-47 victory over Minot State.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Standout junior poin...
Sophomore forward Maggie Rickman during halftime warm-ups.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Sophomore forward Ma...
Montana's Alyssa Smith rips the ball away from Minot State late in the second period of Monday's contest.  Thanks to Smith's three steals, the Lady Griz rallied for a 85-47 victory.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Montana's Alyss...
Shanae Gilham, a standout freshman for the Lady Griz, jokes at the line with one of her teammates as the clock winds down on their 85-47 victory over the Minot State Beavers.  Gilham was 5-6 from the free throw line, and added 14 points to the Lady Griz coffer.  Dahlberg Arena in Missoula, Mont., November 5th, 2012.
Shanae Gilham, a sta...

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Austin Smith is a 21-year resident of the Missoula area, and an ardent fisherman, hunter, and snowboarder. When not working on the University of Montana campus, taking classes in the Journalism program, or contributing to the social media efforts of several local organizations, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his Akita and his family.