Big Sky Conference

Bengals’ buzzer-beater ends Bobcat women’s season in heartbreak

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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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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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