The Montana Grizzlies came out sluggish in the first half Tuesday night - especially at the offensive end - but took charge midway through the second half to pull away for a 79-61 win over Loyola-Marymount at Dahlberg Arena.
Andrew Strait and Kevin Criswell scored 17 points each for the Grizzlies as Montana beat the Lions for the second time this season and improved its record to 5-1.
Next up for Montana - Mississippi Valley State Friday afternoon at 4 (MST) in game one of the Drake Tournament at Omana, Neb. Host Drake faces North Dakota State is Friday's nightcap. Montana returns home to face Montana-Western Dec. 14.