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Montana St. 77, San Diego 61

December 31, 1997

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) _ Damon Ollie scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half Tuesday night to lead Montana State to a 77-61 victory over San Diego in the championship game of the Buttrey Big Fresh Classic.

Ollie also had a game-high 9 rebounds for the Bobcats (8-3), and added 5 steals and 2 blocks.

Danny Sprinkle scored 10 of his 17 points during a 16-2 Montana State run over the last 4:00 of the first half. The Bobcats shot 64 percent from the field in the first half, and led 44-25 at halftime.

Dan Sullivan scored 11 points for Montana State.

Brian Miles led San Diego (7-4) with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Jeff Knoll and Ryan Williams each scored 10 points for the Toreros.

Sprinkle was named most valuable player of the tournament, finishing with 47 points in two games. Ollie joined Sprinkle on the all-tournament team, as did Miles and Alex Parker of San Diego.

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