LEWISTON, Idaho -- The sixth-ranked Carroll College women's basketball team lost its first game of the season Sunday, dropping a 60-50 non-conference game at Lewis-Clark State.
The Fighting Saints struggled shooting in every aspect, making just 19 of 55 field goal attempts, 5 of 22 3-point attempts and 7 of 12 free throw attempts. The Warriors similarly struggled from the floor, making just 19 of 59 field goal attempts and 5 of 19 3-point attempts, but they converted on 17 of 22 free throw attempts to make up the 10-point difference in the game.
Peyton Souvenir had a game-high 17 points to lead Lewis-Clark, which also got a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds from Abbie Johnson and 13 points from Columbia Falls native Kiara Burlage.
Carroll was again led by Dani Wagner, who had a team-high 11 points a day after scoring 21 points, including the go-ahead basket with less than a minute remaining, in the Saints' 65-60 win over the Warriors on Saturday.
The first half of Sunday's game looked like Carroll was on its way to a weekend sweep, as the Saints built a 14-6 lead at the end of the first quarter and a 26-16 advantage at halftime. The Warriors erased the double-digit deficit in the third quarter, though, outscoring Carroll 21-10 in the frame to take a 37-36 lead into the fourth.
The Saints retook the lead early in the fourth and were up 48-45 with just less than six minutes remaining. Burlage answered with a 3-pointer for the Warriors that sparked a 13-0 run over the next five minutes of game action.
Carroll (7-1) is next scheduled to play Dec. 31 at Montana Tech.