(Editor's note: Carroll College media release)
HAVRE -- The No. 6-ranked Carroll College Fighting Saints women's basketball team used a big second half to take down Montana State-Northern 53-48 in Havre on Monday evening.
The Saints (9-1, 3-0 Frontier Conference) were led in scoring by Sienna Swannack, who finished with 12 points. The junior guard from Nine Mile Falls, Washington, hit 5-of-10 field goals.
Maddie Geritz joined her in double figures with 10 points while adding seven rebounds.
Carroll battled the Skylights to a 23-23 halftime score, but in the third quarter, the Saints pulled ahead.
The Saints closed the third on an 11-3 run, capped off by a score in the paint from Molly McDermott. Northern would get the final score in the quarter, but the Saints would hold an eight-point lead going into the fourth quarter, 41-33.
The Skylights outscored Carroll 15-12 in the fourth, but it wasn't enough. The Skylights were led by Sydney Hovde, who had 14 points and six rebounds. Taria Gilham added 13 points and six rebounds. McKenzie Gunter had 11 points, going 3 of 5 from the 3-point line. MSU-Northern is 1-4 in the overall season and 0-1 in the Frontier Conference.
The Saints dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Skylights 34-24. Carroll also found its way to the free-throw line, knocking down 20 of 28. Northern hit just 9 of 11.
Carroll and Northern square off once again on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
MEN: Carroll 71, MSU-Northern 69
The MSU-Northern men's basketball team lost to Carroll College 71-69 on Monday in Havre. The score went back and forth in the first half. The Saints took the lead going into halftime 36-32. The Lights came out of hafttime taking the lead with 16:58 left on the clock.
Carroll College tied it up at one point of the game, but Northern shortly took the lead. Down the stretch, Carroll's Gui Pedra hit an and-one with .6 seconds left on the clock to take the lead. He hit the free throw to go up by two. The Lights couldn't convert in the .6 seconds left on the clock.
The Lights had four athletes in double digits. Northern was led by David Harris, who had 17 points. Jomel Boyd had 15 points and nine rebounds. Mascio McCadney added 14 points, and CJ Nelson had 10 points.
The Saints were led by Jovan Slijvancanin, who had a double-double with 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the field and 10 rebounds. Shamrock Campbell had 15 points, going 6 of 11 from the field. Brendan Temple added 11 points.