HELENA — Expectations of the Saints women’s basketball team, outside of Carroll College, were middling entering the 2017-18 season.
MISSOULA -- Two familiar faces paced the sidelines of Dahlberg Arena.
The Carroll College women's basketball team faces the University of Montana, the University of Utah and Boise State University in exhibition games. The Saints will also travel to Hawaii for a pair of neutral-site games to highlight the 2017-18 schedule.
The tale of the Carroll College Saints and the national tournament is an up-and-down roller coaster.
Carroll College junior center Cassidy Hashley was named to the Frontier All-Conference first team, released by the conference Tuesday. Junior guard Bailey Pasta and sophomore forward Hannah Dean were named honorable mention all-conference selections.
BUTTE -- It will be hard to determine what truly spelled the Saints’ demise.
Fourth time’s a charm?
The Montana Tech women’s basketball team earned the right to host a Frontier Conference quarterfinal on Tuesday with a win over Carroll College on Thursday night. Those same Saints will be back in Butte at the HPER Complex for the postseason matchup, with tip set for 7 p.m.
There was no mincing of words looking ahead at the Carroll College Saints’ Butte trip Thursday.
The night that belonged to Julie Caputo and Baylee Watson, the Carroll College seniors being honored, but it didn’t have the cherry-on-top ending the Saints would have liked.
Cassidy Hashley rediscovered her offensive form, putting up 25 points and bringing down 11 rebounds as the Carroll College women completed a season sweep of Great Falls, 78-72 on Friday night in the PE Center.
Beyond the usual jostling around the Frontier standings, more is at play this weekend for the Saints: A chance to sweep and avoid a sweeping.
Lewis-Clark State College still reigns atop the Frontier Conference this week and, barring a cataclysmic letdown, should close the regular season out as the champion.
BILLINGS -- For the middle two quarters, Carroll wilted.
Carroll College sophomore forward Hannah Dean was named to the CoSIDA College Division Academic All-District 4 Team, released by the organization Thursday.
Another midweek game introduces another layer of chaos in the Frontier Conference slate for the Saints this week.
Ninety-six hours after one of the best wins in Carroll’s program history, the Saints struggled.
The Frontier is spoiling basketball fans this season.
If Saints fans needed a modern rendition of David vs. Goliath, Friday night in the PE Center was surely it.
It had been more than a month, but the Saints finally got that winning feeling back.
Every week in the Frontier brings a mix of high competition and heated rivalry.
Hannah Dean, Cassidy Hashley and Baylee Watson combined for 37 points and the Carroll College women defeated the University of Great Falls 55-43 in the Electric City on Saturday night.
Once again, the Carroll College women battled MSU-Northern to the final few minutes. And, once again, the No. 11 Skylights prevailed, bottling up the Saints for a 47-43 win in Havre on Friday night.