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Carroll College sweeps Frontier Conference basketball, track and field weekly awards

Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 19:30:40-05

(Editor’s note: Carroll College media releases)

HELENA — Carroll College swept the Frontier Conference weekly awards, the league announced Monday. Match Burnham and Hannah Dean earned the league’s men’s and women’s basketball players of the week, Keaton Brady and Josh Malone were named the men’s indoor track and field athletes of the week, and Hannah Porch and Shae Helterbran were named the women’s indoor track and field athletes of the week.

Burnham helped the Saints remain undefeated at 11-0, picking up two conference wins over Providence and Montana State-Northern. Over the two wins, he averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, two assists and 1.5 blocks. He shot 57 percent from the field and 50 percent from the three-point line, while connecting on 88 percent of his free throws.

The senior from Spangle, Washington, has the No. 22-ranked Saints off to the second best start in Carroll College men’s basketball history. Last season’s team went 15-0 before dropping its first contest.

This is Burnham’s third Frontier award of the season. He is one of three Saints to have won the award this season.

The Saints travel to Calgary for a pair of games against the Dinos on Thursday and Friday before hosting University of Alberta-Augustana on Sunday.

For the second consecutive week, Dean is the women’s basketball player of the week.

She helped the Saints start 2-0 in conference with wins over No. 18 Providence and Montana State-Northern.

Against Providence, Dean shut down the Argonauts’ top scorer and scored a career-high 27 points. For the weekend, the senior from Gardiner, averaged 18.5 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals.

The No. 7 Saints are 6-2.

The Saints host University of Alberta-Augustana on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Brady, a senior from Great Falls, took second out of seven entrants in the pole vault at the MSU Preview in Bozeman. Brady went 4.76 meters before losing in a jumpoff to the eventual champion from Montana State. He hit the NAIA-A standard.

Malone had a big day in the heptathlon in Cheney, Washington, at the Candy Cane XI meet. The sophomore from Missoula took fourth out of 12 while he scored 4,709 points, a personal best. He PR’ed in six of the seven events and hit the NAIA qualifying standard.

Helterbran, a sophomore from Billings, won the pole vault at the MSU Preview, vaulting 3.66 meters. Her height gave her the NAIA-A standard.

Porch, a senior from Missoula, won the long jump and placed ninth in the 60-meter dash at the MSU Preview. In a field loaded with sprinters from Northern Arizona, Montana and Montana State, Porch’s time of 7.84 gave her the NAIA-B standard. Porch leapt 5.70 meters to win the long jump.

The Saints’ next meet is Jan. 11 in Pocatello, Idaho.