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Carroll Women Upset No. 3 Vanguard

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Bailey Snelling scored 21 points and Kalee Junkermeier had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Carroll College to a 67-55 win over No. 3 Vanguard (Calif.) in Carroll's second game of the Las Vegas Frontier Shootout, Friday evening.

The Saints first took the lead (7-6) on a Snelling jumper with 17:02 left in the first half and never looked back. Carroll pushed the advantage to 33-12 on a pair of Junkermeier free throws with 5:54 left in the first half.

The Saints held a 40-20 advantage at the break.

“Our defense played lights out from the beginning and really set the tone,” Head coach Rachelle Sayers said. “On the other side of the ball we hit a lot of shots, which was a big difference between tonight and last night. We hit as many shots in the first half as we did in the entire game against Campbellsiville.”

The Saints kept the pressure on in the second half, building their lead to 24 with 12:27 to play.

Vanguard chipped away but the deficit was too much to overcome and Carroll held on to win 67-55.

Joining Snelling and Junkermeier in double figures was Jordan Johnston with 10 points.

The Carroll defense held Vanguard to 18-of-53 (.340) from the field and held leading scorer Riley Holsinger to just six points, 19 under her season average. Vanguard's second leading score Samantha Duecette also netted only six points, 15 under her season average.

“Our guards played exceptionally,” Sayers said. “Bailey had a great game shooting and that is Kalee's first double-double of her career. Defensively our back court was great. They have the best guards we've seen all season and we held those two to six points each. It was a great effort by our girls.”

The Saints jumped out to the early lead but the path to victory may have started earlier in the day at the hotel tennis court.

“We walked through everything this morning on the tennis court.” Sayers said. “Everyone bought into the game plan that we made and followed through on the court. It was great to see everything we practiced play out the way we wanted it to on the court.”

Carroll is now 7-4 on the season and rebounded from the yesterday's loss to No. 5 Cambellsville. The Saints play their final game of the tournament tomorrow against Hope International (Calif.). The Royals are the lone team that Saints play this weekend that aren't ranked but they did receive votes in the latest poll.

“We'll give the team a few hours to enjoy this but we have a tough opponent tomorrow in hope,” Sayers said. “We'll need to do a lot of the same things we did today.”

The game will be at 4:30 MST and will be broadcast on ESPN Radio 94.9 FM and on

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