HELENA – This past year hasn’t been without it challenges for the Carroll College women’s basketball team, but it’s given the Saints a championship edge.
After the Saints defeated Providence on Saturday, Carroll claimed at least a portion of the Frontier Conference regular-season crown, something they haven’t done since 2005. But it’s not a surprise to head coach Rachelle Sayers, because this team is built for the long haul.
“I’ve seen a great fight in these kids and I’ve seen huge commitment,” said Sayers. “You see somebody like (Brittney) Johnson, whose game has just really, really improved this year and she’s leading us in a lot of areas that don’t always show up on the stat sheet, Bailey Pasta being willing to move positions to help us to accommodate our two freshman point guards that definitely make our team better. It’s just an overall feel with this group. They’re confident, they’re focused and they’re really committed to being the best team they can be, and nobody really cares who gets the credit.”
The Saints will look to move one step closer to making it an outright championship this Thursday when they host Lewis-Clark State.