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womens basketball; CC vs MT Western

Carroll College’s Jaidyn Lyman attempts a jump shot against Montana Western in the first quarter of Thursday’s game in Helena.

No. 10 Carroll College at Montana Western

When: 5:30 p.m. today

Where: Dillon

Records: Carroll (13-4, 5-1 Frontier); Western (12-6, 2-4)

On the air: Radio — 94.9 ESPN Radio

Projected Western starters: G Brianna King (5-5, Jr.) 17 ppg; F Sierra Lamey (5-10, Jr.) 9.1 ppg; F Britt Cooper (5-10, Jr.) 8.6 ppg; F Darby Schye (6-0, Jr.) 4.2 ppg; F Tori Anderson (5-10, Jr.) 5.3 ppg

Projected Carroll starters: C Hannah Dean (6-1, Jr.) 12.6 ppg; G Bailey Pasta (5-6, Sr.) 10 ppg; F Michaela Dowdy (6-1, Sr.) 9.2 ppg; G Danielle Wagner (5-9, RsFr.) 5.8 ppg; G. Christine Denny (5-9, Fr.) 5.8 ppg.

Noteworthy: Carroll is the highest ranked team in the Frontier in the latest NAIA Top 25 poll, coming in at No. 10. … Western was ranked No. 10 the last time this two teams met, but fell out of the Top 25. … Carroll dominated the first matchup, using a strong defense to fluster the Bulldogs during a 82-45 win. … Carroll brings the No. 5 rebounding defense (31 per game) and No. 6 scoring defense (54 ppg) into the contest. … Western went 1-2 since the Saints last met, halting a three-game losing skid by defeating Montana State Northern, 78-58. … Western is the No. 9 in the NAIA in total rebounds (752). … They pulled down 20 against the Saints the last time out. … Saints C Hannah Dean leads the Frontier in rebounding at 8.4 per game. … She also leads the Saints in scoring (12.6), rebounding, assists (2.6), steals (1.4) and blocks (1.7) each night out. … Western defeated Carroll in Dillon last season, winning 53-51.

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