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No. 17 Carroll College women cruise by Montana Tech

Final Score: 63-44
Posted: 10:49 PM, Feb 05, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-06 11:17:46-05
No. 17 Carroll WBB cruises by Montana Tech

(Editor's note: Carroll College media release)

HELENA -- The No. 17-ranked Carroll College Fighting Saints women's basketball team got back to their winning ways, defeating Montana Tech 63-44 on Wednesday night in the PE Center.

The victory broke a two-game skid for the Saints (15-8, 7-4 Frontier Conference).

"I think just get back to being aggressive," Saints coach Rachelle Sayers said her team's mindset. "Back to getting deflections and creating turnovers. We had been playing safe. We have to keep being the team we are."

Carroll came out on fire, racing to a 16-point lead in the first quarter before the Orediggers (12-11, 2-9) trimmed it. Carroll, however, outscored the Orediggers in every quarter, save the final, to keep MTT at a respectable distance throughout the game.

"Our pressure made it hard for them to see those open players," Sayers said.

Christine Denny scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds. The two marks tied her season-high in each category.

Joining her in double figures were Jaidyn Lyman and Kamden Hilborn, both finishing with 11 points. Hilborn knocked down 3-of-6 three-pointers.

"Kamden is a winner," Sayers said. "She rises to the occasion. I'm really happy she's on our team.

Celestina Faletoi led the Orediggers with 10 points.

The Saints shot 45% from the field, 39% from the three-point line and 89% from the foul line. Carroll's defense got it done, too, holding Tech to 28% from the field, 27%.

Next, the Saints head the road for a Friday night affair with Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho.