Matt Wyman and Ryan Imhoff combined for 49 points, and the Carroll College Saints rallied late to defeat Warner Pacific 89-85 on Saturday in Portland.
"What a competitive challenge we faced today," Saints coach Carson Cunningham said. "The fellas battled. We got some key stops late even though we struggled for other stretches on defense."
Carroll trailed with a minute to go, but a steal by Match Burnham, followed by an intentional foul by Warner Pacific, gave Burnham a chance to take the lead. Burnham hit 1 of 2 free throws to tie the game at 85 with 35 seconds left. Carroll received the ball after the intentional foul.
Lorel Johnson found Wyman who scored and put the Saints ahead 87-85. The Knights missed their next shot attempt and the Saints secured the rebound.
Imhoff had six points in the first half before catching fire in the second. Imhoff scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half, helping the Saints come-from-behind victory.
Wyman led all scorers with 25 points on 8 of 10 shooting, including 9 of 12 from the free throw line.
The Saints also got double-digit scoring efforts from Match Burnham (12), Oliver Carr (12) and Ife Kalejaiye (11).
"Our vets have shown their competitive spirit over the ears and it helped carry us again this evening," Cunningham said. "It's fun to coach grapplers."
The Saints as a team shot 57 percent from the field.
Carroll (3-0) travels to West Lafayette, Indiana, to take on Purdue Wednesday.