Saturday  turned into a long one for the Sacramento State Hornets men’s basketball team. The home standing Montana Grizzlies shot 65% from the field, 83% from the free-throw line and forced 17 turnovers en-route to an 85-56 win. A crowd of 3,709 cheered on as four Grizzlies scored in double-digits.
The Grizzlies went six of six from the floor to start the game, rolling out to an early 19-8 lead. Montana stretched the lead to 43-29 by halftime. The Grizzlies opened the second-half with a 10-1 scoring run to take a commanding 53-30 lead. The Hornets could get no closer than 20 points the rest of the contest. Senior Forward Art Steward led Montana in scoring with 20 points. Mathias Ward added 16 points, Will Cherry had 12 and Kareem Jamar added 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three blocked shots and a pair of steals.
The Grizzlies have now won eight of their last nine games. Montana is in second place in the Big Sky standings with a 6-1 record and are 13-6 overall. The Grizzlies will travel to Cheney on Thursday to play Eastern Washington.