The last time the No. 3 Carroll College men’s basketball team was on the road, things didn’t go as planned.
That wasn’t the case on Thursday night.
The Saints remained atop the Frontier Conference standings after defeating No. 10 Lewis-Clark State College 84-78 on Thursday.
Carroll (15-2, 4-1) jumped out to an early lead after a pair of 3-pointers by Ife Kalejaiye and Dane Warp.
The Warriors came back to take a 27-24 lead after Cory Dollarhide hit a 3-pointer but the lead didn’t last long.
The Saints rallied, led by 10 points from senior Match Burnham, and they took a 37-34 lead into halftime.
During the second half, Lewis-Clark State cut their deficit all the way down to just two points but scores by Burnham and Jovan Sljivancanin put the Saints back in firm control.
Burnham led all scorers with 32 points on 10 of 11 shooting, while senior Matt Wyman finished with 12 points and six rebounds.
Carroll continues its road trip on Saturday when it faces Montana Western.