Montana Lady Griz battle into double overtime to stay undefeated in conference play

SACRAMENTO – The Montana Lady Griz traveled to Sacramento on Thursday to take on the Sacramento State Hornets in Big Sky Conference basketball action. The Lady Griz were riding a two-game conference winning streak and looked to move to 3-0 on the young season.

In the first quarter, the Lady Griz came out sloppy, turning the ball over multiple times and struggling to score. Sac State took advantage early and used its 3-point shooting to take a 15-point lead.

In the second half, the Lady Griz pulled together and made it a game. In the fourth quarter, the Griz led by three with a chance to make it four with a free throw from Mckenzie Johnston. Johnston missed the free throw and Sac State’s Sarah Abney hit a ridiculous 3-pointer to send it to overtime.

In overtime, the game remained just as close. With another chance to win the game Johnston drove to the right and looked for senior Jace Henderson down low, but it was stolen by the Hornets. Sac State called a timeout with 1.1 seconds and got a good look on the inbounds play, but to no avail as it rimmed out.

In double overtime it was close, but the Lady Griz edged out the Hornets and took the win, 88-86, to move to 3-0 in conference play.

Jack Ginsburg

Jack Ginsburg

Jack was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. After skiing in Montana for a number of years he found his way to the University of Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2017. Jack's passion for sports stems from playing a number of them and attending multiple sporting events in the Bay Area from the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors to the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers. He joined KAJ/KPAX-TV in January 2017 as a news reporter before moving to the weekend sports anchor. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cooking, skiing and hiking with his bulldog Zeke. If you would like to submit a story or complain about the Golden State Warriors to Jack you can email him at or find him on twitter @jackginsburg13 (
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