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Saints battle hard but fall to No. 5 Campbellsville

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If there was any doubt this young Carroll College Women's basketball team could compete with best teams in the nation it was settled Thursday night when the Saints fell to No. 5 Campbellsville (Ky.) 46-40 in a neutral site game at the Frontier Las Vegas Shootout.

“It was an unbelievable effort,” head coach Rachelle Sayers said. “Cambellsville is averaging 82 points and 17 offensive boards a game and we held them to 46 and outrebounded them. Those were the best posts we have played all year and our young posts battle their tails off.”

The Tigers jumped out to a 15-5 lead early in the first half but the Saints were able to cut the lead to 27-25 with a 3-pointer by Kalee Junkermier with just over a minute to play in the first half. Lindsey Burd made a jumper with 54 seconds left in the half to give the Tigers a 29-25 lead at the break.

Campbellsville built a 42-33 lead with 7:14 left in the game. Carroll cut the lead to four late but couldn't get over the hump in the waning minutes.

“We just couldn't get couple a shot to fall down the stretch,” Sayers said. “But we battled and I couldn't be prouder of this team.”

Cassidy Hashley was led the Saints with 13 points and nine rebounds, Junkermier scored 11 points and five rebounds for Carroll.

Point guard Katie Estey tallied six assists in her second game back from an illness.

The Saints held Campbellsville 35 points under their season average and outrebounded the Tigers 43-36.

Carroll is now 6-4 on the season and plays Vanguard (Calif.) tomorrow in the second day of the tournament.

Cambellsville (12-1) plays No. 4 Westminster tomorrow.

All games are played at Durango High School and Carroll's games are broadcast on ESPN Radio 94.9 FM in Helena and are streamed on

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