Walter Wright ends 2015 with a bang

Former Wilby standout Walter Wright had a big game on the final day of 2015 in a 90-84 double overtime victory at Northern Arizona.
Wright tied for a game-high with 47 minutes played and tallied 19 points to go along with 10 assists and one steal. The double-double was the first of his career.
Wright was just 4-of-13 from the floor, but he connected on 3-of-4 from three-point range and 8-of-10 from the foul line for the Grizzlies. He was part of an 18 3-pointer effort from Montana in the game.
The Grizzlies had to survive a rally from the Lumberjacks that eventually sent the game into overtime, tied at 68. Wright did his best to try to seal the game at the foul line, converting on all four of his attempts over the final 1:15 of regulation.
In the first overtime, Wright’s assist on a Mike Oguine basket brought Montana to within 74-73 with 2:11 to play. The game went to a second overtime tied at 77.
Wright assisted on two baskets that helped the Grizzlies jump ahead 86-77 in the second overtime. With the score at 86-82 and 34 seconds to play, Wright sank two free throws, and seventh and eighth made attempts.
The win was a big one for Montana, given it was the Big Sky Conference opener. The victory also put the Grizzlies back at .500 at 6-6. Montana tries to make it two straight wins to open the conference season when it faces Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah, on Saturday night.