Kloie Thatcher’s 26 leads Rocky past Carroll

Kloie Thatcher’s 26 leads Rocky past Carroll
Rocky Mountain guard Kloie Thatcher runs the Battlin' Bears offense during a Jan. 5 game at Montana Tech. (Bill Foley photo)

BILLINGS — Kloie Thatcher had another career night Thursday.

The true freshman scored 26 points to lead No. 17 Rocky Mountain College to a 59-55 win over No. 8 Carroll College at the Fortin Center. (Stats)

The 2018 Butte Central graduate connected on 6 of 7 shots from 3-point land. She sank 9 of 12 shots from the field. Thatcher also dished out four assists in the win that lifted the Battlin’ Bears to 5-2 in Frontier Conference play and 14-5 overall.

Brooke Jones scored 11 points for Rocky, while Justyn Julh added eight points and 10 rebounds.

Hannah Dean’s 18 points and 11 rebounds led the Saints (6-2, 14-5). Christine Denny scored 17.

Thatcher’s previous collegiate high-scoring game came on Saturday, when she scored 19 points in a win at Lewis-Clark State College. She has now reached double figures seven times in her freshman campaign.

Rocky will play host to Montana Tech on Saturday.

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