(Editor’s note: Carroll College media releases)
Lewiston, Idaho — The Carroll College men’s and women’s basketball teams picked up road wins over top 25 Lewis-Clark State teams on Friday night. The eighth-ranked Saints women grabbed a double-digit lead in the closing moments of the first half and never looked back on their way to a 65-44 win. Poor shooting doomed the No. 2 Carroll men, falling to the No. 18 Warriors, 70-55. The Saints men have now lost three of their last four games after starting the season 20-2.
No. 8 Carroll College women 65, No. 17 Lewis-Clark State 44
Danielle Wagner and Jaidyn Lyman combined to hit 8-of-11 three pointers and the No. 8 Carroll College Fighting Saints defeated No. 17 Lewis-Clark State 65-44 on Saturday in Lewiston, Idaho.
The win keeps the Saints (18-7, 10-4) firmly in second place in the Frontier Conference.
Carroll’s red hot shooting gave the Saints their initial margin. Carroll outscored LCSC 22-11 in the second quarter to take a 34-21 at halftime. A large part of that was due to the Saints hitting six threes in the first half.
After taking a double digit lead with one minute left to go in the first half, the Warriors never could trim the lead by to single figures.
Wagner led all scorers with 18 points and added six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jaidyn Lyman had 14 points and Hannah Dean added 11 points, four rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and two steals.
The win gives the Saints two impressive road wins over ranked opponents this week. The Saints knocked off No. 3 Montana Western in Dillon on Thursday. It also becomes the first 2-0 week in conference play for the Saints since the beginning of January.
After a four-game road trip where Carroll posted a 3-1 record, the Saints return to the PE Center next week to take on Montana State-Northern and No. 22 Providence.
No. 18 Lewis-Clark State men 70, No. 2 Carroll College 55
The No. 2 Carroll College Fighting Saints fell on Saturday against No. 18 Lewis-Clark State 70-55 in Lewiston, Idaho.
Carroll (21-5, 10-4) had an off night from the field on Saturday, shooting 35 percent from the field and 39 percent from the three-point line. The Saints also had trouble holding onto the ball with 21 total turnovers.
Part of that can be attributed to the fourth consecutive road game and third consecutive without senior starter Matt Wyman.
The Saints trailed 35-26 at halftime and couldn’t cut the Warriors’ lead below eight points.
Shamrock Campbell and Ife Kalejaiye led the Saints with 15 points each, while Match Burnham also reached double figures with 12.
Jovan Sljivancanin pulled down 10 rebounds for the Saints.
The Warriors (20-6, 9-5) were led by Dana Abe’s 16 points.
While the Saints’ depth was depleted, the Warriors used a 10-man rotation on Saturday to further test Carroll.
Carroll returns home for its next two games against Montana State-Northern and Providence.