(Editor’s note: Carroll College athletics release)
HAVRE — Hannah Dean scored a career high with 29 points and the No. 8 Carroll College Fighting Saints bounced back after a loss on Friday to defeat Montana State-Northern 72-60 on Saturday night in Havre.
The Saints (16-7, 8-4 Frontier Conference) fell on Friday to No. 22 Providence in a game that came down to the final shot.
“I’m just really really proud of these guys,” Saints coach Rachelle Sayers told Sports 94.9 in a post-game interview. “This is a tough back to back. Northern is getting better with every game. They’ve been in every game. They’re just a very, very well coached tema. They’ve had some injuries they’ve dealt with and now they have those kids back. I thought the kids came out and played absolutely one of the best games we’ve had in this gym.”
Carroll seized the lead in the first quarter and built it up over the course of the game.
Dean went 10-for-19 from the field and added nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in nearly 38 minutes of court time.
Dani Wagner, playing in her hometown, scored 14 points.
The Saints had their highest point total since Dec. 21 when they scored 76 points. The Saints shot 44 percent from the field, 32 percent from the three-point line and 80 percent from the foul line.
Allix Goldhahn scored 18 points and had six assists to lead the Skylights.
Carroll salvaged a 1-1 split this week. It’s the fourth consecutive week the Saints have gone 1-1 in conference play.
The Saints are back on the road next week, traveling to No. 3 Montana Western and No. 17 Lewis-Clark State.