GREAT FALLS — Bailey Pasta hit five 3-pointers and had 17 points to help lift the No. 11 Carroll College women past the University of Providence 67-54 on Saturday. It was the sixth straight win for the Fighting Saints, who clinched at least a share of the Frontier Conference championship with the win.
“Well deserved and well earned and I am really happy for them,” head coach Rachelle Sayers said. “A lot of people counted us out. We were picked to finish fourth. To lose Cassie (Hashley) and Sara (Chalich) and at least clinch a share of the conference is really special.”
Pasta knocked down five of 11 triples in a team-high 36 minutes, improving Carroll to 21-6 overall and 13-3 in the Frontier Conference. Hannah Dean added a game-high 19 points while corralling four rebounds and swiping a pair of steals.
Carroll knocked down eight 3-pointers and went 17-21 from the free throw line, winning for the fourth time against the Lady Argos this season.
Providence was led by Parker Esary’s 12 points and six rebounds. Jenna Randich added 11 points on three 3-pointers for the Lady Argos (17-10, 8-8). Saturday marked Providence’s seventh loss in its last nine games.
Carroll wraps up the regular season by hosting Lewis-Clark State and Montana Western next Thursday and Saturday, respectively. Providence travels to MSU-Northern on Wednesday before its finale at Montana Tech on Saturday.