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Weber loses in finale

Montana St. 92, Weber St. 87

BOZEMAN, Mont. — John Lazosky scored 20 points Saturday, including two free throws with 1.6 seconds left, as Montana State held on for a 92-87 victory over Weber State in the Big Sky Conference finale for both teams.

Montana State (16-13, 8-8) made 15 of 17 free throws in the final 2:33 to hold onto a shrinking lead.

Weber State (14-12, 8-8) trailed 73-57 following a 3-pointer by MSU forward Aaron Rich with 6:41 remaining.

The Wildcats went on a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 75-69 following a layup by John Hamilton with 4:05 remaining.

Chris Woods cut the lead to 81-76 after a three-point play with two minutes remaining and the Wildcats pulled within 82-81 with just under a minute remaining on two free throws by Jermaine Boyette.

Boyette, who had only four points in the first half, scored Weber's last eight points on drives to the basket — the last with three seconds remaining — and finished with 22 points.

Justin Brown finished with 17 points, including 6-of-8 free throws in the final minutes, while Rich added 16 points. MSU also got 13 points from James Clark and 10 from Pete Conway.

Hamilton added 12 points for Weber State, followed by Stephen Bachmann and Jake Shoff with 11 each and Chris Woods with 10.