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Carroll College, Montana Tech men win big at Carroll Holiday Classic

Saints, Orediggers defeat Walla Walla, SAIT
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Posted at 9:59 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 08:56:06-05

HELENA -- Four Carroll College players scored in double figures as the Fighting Saints men's basketball team blasted Walla Walla 93-55 to finish the 2019 Carroll College Holiday Classic.

Jovan Sljivancanin scored a game-high 21 points to go with 11 rebounds, while Dennis Flowers III added 18 points, three assists and three steals. Shamrock Campbell and Dane Warp chipped in with 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Kurt Paulson's Saints (10-3 overall, 2-0 Frontier Conference).

Slivancanin hit nine of 14 field goal attempts, including both of his 3-pointers, as Carroll shot a blistering 35 of 70 from the floor. The Saints also made 14 of 19 free throws.

Walla Walla was held to an 18-of-48 shooting night, while committing 23 turnovers. Dylan Browning and Zayne Browning each scored 14 for the Wolves.

Carroll concludes its Holiday Classic with a 2-0 mark after defeating SAIT 91-53 on Friday night. Carroll returns to the court on Thursday, Jan. 2, against Concordia University of Edmonton. The two teams tip at 7 p.m. MST at the P.E. Center.

Montana Tech 92, SAIT 42

Sindou Diallo scored a game-high 23 points and doled out four assists as Montana Tech routed Southern Alberta Institute of Technology 92-42 on Saturday at the Carroll College P.E. Center.

Diallo hit eight of 13 shots, including a 4-of-7 effort from downtown, in leading the Orediggers to the 30-point win. Tech led 57-17 at halftime.

Tech (6-5 overall, 0-2 Frontier Conference) made an impressive 17 3-pointers in the win, with Connor Kieckbusch also drilling four 3s for the Orediggers. Troy Owns Jr. had three, and Christian Jones and Derrius Collins each had two triples in the win. Kieckbusch had 14 points and three rebounds, while Dylan Pannabecker (11) and Collins (10) also scored in double figures.

Tech scored the first 14 points in the game and never looked back.

It was the second win in as many nights for Tech, as the Orediggers defeated Walla Walla 84-64 on Friday to open play at the Carroll College Holiday Classic.

The Orediggers return to action next weekend for a pair of home games against Concordia University of Edmonton. Friday's tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., while the two teams clash again Saturday at 4.