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Carroll College women win at Lewis-Clark State on late 3s, L-C men cruise

Posted: 10:25 AM, Feb 08, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-08 12:25:40-05
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(Editor's note: Carroll College media releases)

LEWISTON, Idaho -- Lewis-Clark State hosted Carroll College in a Friday night Frontier Conference men's and women's basketball doubleheader featuring four teams ranked in the latest NAIA top 25 polls. The 17th-ranked Carroll women rallied for a 54-51 win over No. 21 Lewis-Clark, while the fifth-ranked L-C men rolled to a 78-51 win over the No. 17 Fighting Saints.

No. 17 Carroll College women 54, No. 21 Lewis-Clark State 51

A game-high 20 points from Christine Denny and a clutch 3-pointer with 30 seconds left from Taylor Salonen gave the No. 17 Carroll College Fighting Saints a 54-51 win over No. 21 Lewis-Clark State College on Friday night in Lewiston, Idaho.

The Saints (16-8, 8-4 Frontier Conference) trailed 50-48 with 1:35 left, but consecutive deep balls from Salonen gave the Saints the lead for good.

Denny led all scorers with 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting.

Salonen finished with 10 points.

The Saints held LCSC to 34 percent shooting from the field and 18 percent from the 3-point line, though the Warriors did connect on 14 of 17 free throws while the Saints hit 4 of 5.

The Saints outscored the Warriors each quarter, save the third quarter. Carroll led for the majority of the game.

It's the second consecutive win for the Saints.

Carroll takes on No. 24 on Tuesday in the PE Center.

No. 5 Lewis-Clark State men 78, No. 17 Carroll College 51

The No. 17-ranked Carroll College men's basketball team fell to No. 5 Lewis-Clark State College 78-51 on Friday in Lewiston, Idaho.

The loss evened the season series between the teams at 1-1.

The Saints (17-7, 8-4 Frontier Conference) fell behind early and faced an upward battle against the Warriors, whose only loss this season came at the hands of the Saints in the PE Center back on Dec. 6.

On Friday, the Saints shot just 33 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep, as the Warriors (22-1, 10-1) connected on 14 of 31 deep balls to power past the Saints.

Dennis Flowers III led all scorers with 17 points on 6-for-14 shooting and added a team-high six rebounds.

Jovan Sljivancnain added 11 points to highlight Saints in double figures.

The loss broke a three-game winning streak for the Saints, who now return home to face Rocky Mountain College on Tuesday.