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womens basketball; CC vs LC State

Carroll’s Taylor Salonen puts up a one handed jump shot for two points during Thursday’s game against Lewis-Clark State in Helena.

No. 15 Montana Western at No. 11 Carroll College

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: PE Center

Records: Western (22-7, 12-5 Frontier); Carroll (22-6, 14-3)

On the air: Radio — 94.9 ESPN Radio

Projected Western starters: G Brianna King (5-5, Jr.) 18 ppg; G Cierra Lamey (5-10, Jr.) 10.1 ppg; G Britt Cooper (5-10, Jr.) 9.1 ppg; F Darby Schye (6-0, Jr.) 3.2 ppg; G Tori Anderson (5-10, Jr.) 5.3 ppg.

Projected Carroll starters: C Hannah Dean (6-1, Jr.) 12.1 ppg; G Bailey Pasta (5-6, Sr.) 10.4 ppg; F Michaela Dowdy (6-1, Sr.) 8.8 ppg; G Brittney Johnson (5-7, Jr.) 6.4 ppg; G Jaidyn Lyman (5-3, Fr.) 4.6 ppg.

Noteworthy: Carroll College claimed an outright Frontier Conference title on Thursday with a 49-42 win over Lewis-Clark State College. It is the first conference title for coach Rachelle Sayers. … It’s the first conference title for the Saints since 2004-05. … Sayers doesn't expect her team to ease up in the season finale. … The winner of the Carroll-Western matchup wins the season series 2-1, and the Saints are eager to prove they’re better than what they showed in Dillon. … Hannah Dean leads the Saints in points (12.1), rebounds (7.8), assists (2.1), steals (1.5) and blocks (1.8, which also leads the Frontier) per game. ... The entire Frontier Conference is locked into its seeding ahead of Saturday’s results. … Western will be the No. 2 seed after winning its season series against Rocky 2-1. … Western G  Brianna King is a candidate for Frontier Player of the Year.  She leads the league in points per game at 18,. … Britt Cooper leads the conference in rebounding with 8 per night. Carroll will honor Dean, Michaela Dowdy and Sara Chalich as part of Senior Night on Saturday. 


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