Senior guard Virgil Matthews of Federal Way contributed 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in Montana's 88-69 victory over Stanford on Friday.
MISSOULA, Mont. — Senior guard Virgil Matthews of Federal Way contributed 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in Montana’s 88-69 victory over Stanford on Friday.
Montana (4-1) jumped to a 13-0 lead and all five of its starters scored in double figures in the convincing win over the Cardinal (2-2).
Jordan Hasquet added 20 points, including four three-pointers, and dished out four assists.
Montana led 44-31 at halftime before Dan Grunfeld and Matt Haryasz combined for Stanford’s first 20 points of the second half. The Pac-10 visitors closed to 60-51 on two free throws by Haryasz with 11:42 remaining.
Stanford was down 64-57 after two more free throws by Haryasz with 7:11 left, but Hasquet quieted the rally with a three-pointer.
Kevin Criswell scored 14 points for Montana, followed by Matt Martin with 12. Andrew Strait, who is from Yakima, had 11 points.
Haryasz led Stanford with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Grunfeld finished with 16 points.
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