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Joys, Frustration, Celebration for Lady Cats

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It's been quite the week for Montana State women's basketball. It started Sunday in Miami Florida against Valparaiso.  The lady cats came back from 14 down, and Jackie Elliott banked in a three to send the game to overtime, followed by a win.

"I think any win is a motivator and a confidence builder always and that game was so much fun coming back down 10 or 15 with seven minutes left in the game Jackie hitting that big shot despite having 3 starters fouling out it was just really exciting," said senior forward Ashley Brumwell.

"We executed really well down that stretch and we had a lot of different personnel in those situations so I think it's a great confidence builder for our team," said Lady Cats head coach Tricia Binford.

But the trip back to Bozeman was difficult. Because of bad weather, the team spend the night in Billings, before driving home the next morning.

"It took us a total of 34 hours getting home from Miami so it was a long trip but definitely the worse trip was getting to Billings we're like we're so close to home and being able to go all the way," said Brumwell.

"Let's just say we got the victory the night before the trip was that much easier," said Binford.

Today is Kalli Durham's 21st birthday, which the ladies are excited about.

"Well I mean we're all beautiful singers so we have to sing to Kalli. We'll probably have a little deal later at her house with cake and ice cream to celebrate. It's they're starting without me! So you get to hear a little bit of it now but hopefully it's a fun one for it anyways," said Brumwell.

"Get to spend it with my family and my friends and a few teammates so it'll be fun," said junior guard Kalli Durham.

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