(Editor’s note: Carroll College media releases)
HELENA — Carroll College swept the Frontier Conference basketball player of the week awards on Monday. Senior forward Hannah Dean won her third women’s player of the week honor, while freshman forward Jovan Sljivancanin the men’s award for the first time.
Dean added to her lengthy Saints résumé this weekend by helping the Saints to victories over MSU-Northern, 58-45, and over No. 23 Providence 77-47. She averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in the victories. She also spearheaded the Saints’ defense that posted its strongest effort of the season over a two-game stretch.
Dean currently leads the Saints in scoring (14.8), rebounding (7.3), assists (3), steals (2) and blocks (1) per game.
The Saints have locked up the No. 2 spot in the Frontier Conference, assuring a home postseason game. The Saints are still in the running to grab the No. 1 spot in the Frontier Conference, too.
Carroll travels to Butte to face Montana Tech on Thursday before concluding the regular season against Rocky Mountain College in the PE Center on Saturday.
Sljivancanin pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds and scored 19 points against No. 22 Providence on Saturday. His 18 rebounds were the most by a Saints player since Andy Garland pulled down 19 during the 2009-10 season. Over the course of the two wins, Sljivancanin averaged 13 points, 13.5 rebounds and three assists.
The Saints (23-5, 12-4 Frontier Conference) are the No. 1 team in the Frontier and with a win on Thursday night will seal a third consecutive regular season championship.
Carroll plays in Butte on Thursday and concludes the regular season against Rocky Mountain College on Saturday in the PE Center.