RENO, Nevada — Blood ran down the face of Peyton Ferris even after Montana State’s trainer applied a bandage to the cut above her right eye. Ferris had to change from her No. 2 to No. 40 because her normal jersey was stained by the trickle.
After driving to the hoop and receiving a hard foul from behind, Riley Nordgaard stood up shaking her wrists in pain after bracing herself for the third hard fall she would take in the first quarter alone. By the fourth quarter, she had to go to the bench, tears running down her face after taking a blow to the temple.
On a loose ball in the final frame, Lindsay Stockton was blasted from behind. She sat on the court, disoriented for a moment, rubbing her neck and wondering if she had suffered her second concussion of the season.
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