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Carroll Men and Women Swept at Home by Westminster

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HELENA, Mont. – The fourth-ranked Westminster College women's basketball team opened the new year with a 23-point victory at 16th-ranked Carroll (Mont.), 69-46, in Frontier Conference action on Thursday night. 

Westminster (8-2, 2-0 Frontier) held a 20-15 lead at the 8:55 mark of the opening half before scoring the next 12 points of the game en route to a 32-17 halftime lead. The Griffins would then come out after the intermission and shoot 42.9 percent from the floor in the second half to cruise to the road victory.

Westminster, the Frontier's top-shooting team, finished the game at 44.4 percent and they improved on their NAIA-leading 3-point field goal percentage by going 11-of-20 (55.0%) from beyond the arc. The Griffins had a 38-30 advantage on the boards with 13 offensive rebounds accounting for 19 points. They held Carroll (7-6, 0-2) to 37.2 percent shooting and forced 13 turnovers. 

Tia Pappas led four Griffins in double figures with 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting. She also led the team with nine rebounds, grabbing seven of them on the offensive end. Amy Krommenhoek went 4-of-5 from three and finished with 14 points off the bench. Alli Winters improved her NAIA-best 3-point shooting by making 4-of-5 to finish with 12 points. Shelby Ellsworth had 10 points and seven rebounds with Alli Blake chipping in six assists. 

Bailey Snelling was the only Carroll player with more than six points as she finished with 16. 

The Griffins will now return home for the first time since Nov. 8 when they welcome Montana Tech to the Behnken Field House on Sat. at 5:30 p.m. MST.

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HELENA, Mont. – The Westminster College men's basketball team began 2014 by taking down Carroll (Mont.), 80-55, in a Frontier Conference game on Thursday night.

Westminster improved to 9-6 overall this season with the 25-point road win. They are now 2-0 in Frontier Conference action and have won two straight games. The loss drops Carroll to 5-8 overall and 0-2 in the league.

The Griffins dominated the game in the paint where they finished the game with a 50-24 advantage. They shot 54.8 percent from the floor – a season high – while also making six of their 14 attempts from beyond the arc. The Griffins out-rebounded Carroll, 35-26, while forcing the home squad into 19 turnovers which resulted in 20 Griffin points.

Blake Skidmore recorded his fourth 20-point game of the season as the senior scored a game-high 22 points. He was 9-of-16 form the field and 2-of-5 from three with two assists and one steal. Tallon Robertson added 19 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the year. Jordan Pryor added 12 points with three triples off the bench.

Carroll was led by 14 points and three assists from Zach Taylor. Jake Hollifield and Mick Jones added nine points apiece in defeat.

Westminster will now return to the Behnken Field House for a home game against Montana Tech on Sat. at 7:30 p.m. MST.

 

 

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