After playing five of their first six games on the road, the Montana State women's basketball team returned home to the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Friday night, topping Carroll College 75-44. The Cats handled the Saints for most of the game, outside of a brief run in the third quarter where Carroll clipped the Bobcat lead back down to 12. The Cats spread the scoring around, with four players in double figures, led by 15 from the preseason Big Sky Conference Player of the Year Peyton Ferris. It was an efficient showing for the defending Big Sky regular season champs, as the Cats shot just under 55% from the floor. Head Coach Tricia Binford says she is pleased with the way her team played against a good NAIA school.
"Well I think we came out of the gate, we really shared the basketball," Coach Binford said. "We're trying to continue building on letting the game come to us and playing off of our tempo and our ball movement and our extra pass, and I felt like we did that."
"It was a great team effort," said senior guard Peyton Ferris. "It was great to see other kids get in the game too and show what they can do, because our bench is so deep and it's really good to have and got to rest a bit for Sunday too."