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Washington State was knocked out in the first round of the Women s National Invitation Tournament Wednesday, falling to Montana 90-78.

Montana never trailed in the game after scoring on a 3-pointer by Maggie Rickman 15 seconds into the game.

Guard Lia Galdeira led the Cougars with 22 points. Forward Sage Romberg added 18 points and 7 rebounds.

Montana s Kellie Cole scored 22 and had 9 assists.

WSU finishes the season 17-17.

The Washington Huskies host Hawaii Friday in the WNIT first round.

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