HELENA -- The Carroll College women's basketball team is in a familiar spot after the first six games of Frontier Conference play, atop the conference with a 5-1 record. The Fighting Saints have had a bit of a benefit of a mainly home schedule to open conference play, and as they prepare to play teams for a second time this season, they'll do so on the road.
Carroll will play its next three games on the road, starting with the Montana State-Northern Skylights on Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. In preparation of that, Carroll head coach Rachelle Sayers chose to do something unorthodox.
"The first thing we did was take two days off. We haven't had a day off since the 29th of December. With these midweek games, it's been a total grind," said Sayers. "Knowing that four of our six games will be on the road is that we have our legs, we have to be fresh, kids have to be excited to be back in the gym."
To those that work a standard Monday-to-Friday workweek, the concept of two days off may not sound crazy, but Sayers said it's something she's likely never done until this season.
"I don't think I've ever given two days off in mid-season, but I felt like, at this time, that was the most important thing," she said.
The Fighting Saints will take on the Montana State-Northern Skylights on Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in Havre.