Big Sky women's tournament

WATCH – Big Sky women’s tournament semis – Idaho bursts past Bobcats, into title game


In the fifth and final game of a jam-packed Wednesday, the Idaho women’s basketball team used a strong second half to post an 80-64 win over Montana State to move into Friday’s championship game.

Idaho overcame a 38-32 halftime deficit thanks to a 14-0 run to open the third quarter. Beyonce Bea scored 12 of her game-high 21 points during the frame. Natalie Klinker had 19 points and 11 rebounds for an Idaho team that will face Idaho State on Friday afternoon for the league title.

Following the game, Idaho head coach Jon Newlee, Bea (right) and Klinker along with Montana State head coach Tricia Binford, senior Tori Martell (left) and sophomore Darian White addressed the media.

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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