HELENA — Montana Tech’s women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night with a 59-50 loss to Carroll College in the first round of the Frontier Conference playoffs. (Stats)
Once again, the Orediggers gave the No. 8 Saints a run for their money. Once again, it wasn’t quite enough.
Carroll led 17-16 at halftime and 36-33 after three quarters. The Saints held off the Orediggers with a 23-17 run in the fourth quarter.
Hannah Dean scored 15 points to lead four Carroll players in double figures to lead the Saints, who improved to 23-7 on the season. Christine Denny scored 15 points, while Talor Salonen tossed in 12, and Danielle Wagner scored 10.
Sophomore Mollie Peoples and freshman Dani Urick each scored 11 points to lead the Orediggers, who close the season at 13-17. Junior Kaylee Zard, who played the entire season with a badly injured ankle, added yet another double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds
Tech also got seven points from Mesa Williams, six from Hailey Crawford and five from Tjaden Pallister.
In other Frontier Conference women’s playoff games, Rocky Mountain College beat MSU-Northern 72-56, and Lewis-Clark State beat the University of Providence.
Friday’s semifinals will see Lewis-Clark State travel to top-seeded Montana Western and Rocky head to Carroll.