(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)
HELENA — Hannah Dean surpassed 1,000 career points, Mikaela Olson set a new career high with 15 points and the No. 8 Carroll College Saints defeated University of Alberta-Augustana 84-42.
The Saints (6-2) played a balanced rotation, showing their depth and efficiency against the Vikings. Ten Saints scored against the Vikings.
“We didn’t have anybody play over 22 minutes except off our bench,” Saints coach Rachelle Sayers said. “All of our kids got in there and were efficient and played together and played well.”
Dean scored a game-high 20 points and added a game-high 12 rebounds in just 20 minutes of floor time.
“That is a big milestone and we’re not even halfway through the season,” Sayers said.
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Carroll outscored the Vikings in each quarter, building a big lead early and never relinquishing it.
Olson went 6-for-9 to score her new career high of 15 points. Sayers said after Olson’s play in practice, anything short of a big game would have been surprising.
“Ole had a great week of practice,” Sayers said. “We always say your practice is how you play. She had a great week. She built great confidence.”
Taylor Salonen added 10 points off the bench for the Saints.
Carroll forced the Vikings into 26 turnovers, while only turning the ball over 10 times themselves.
The Saints shot 48 percent from the field, 29 percent form the three-point line and 62 percent from the foul line.
Carroll takes on Willamette University on Dec. 17 in Portland, Oregon. After that, the Saints head to the Phoenix Frontier Classic in Arizona from Dec. 19-21.
Notes: It was the third consecutive game the Saints scored at least 74 points… Alberta-Augustana counted the game as an exhibition… Carroll honored Dean with a basketball denoting her 1,000 career points during the men’s game… Dean has scored 1,015 points in her career… Olson’s 15 points was her highest output since Nov. 11, 2017, when she scored 13 points against the College of Idaho.