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By Kyle Sample, Helena IR

Heading into Saturday’s game with Dickinson State, Rachelle Sayers figured she would receive a pretty good look at her inventory of guards.

It wasn’t that Sayers was expecting an easy game with the Blue Hawks, nor was she expecting them to be too difficult a test for her squad. It was more that Sayers was unsure how much playing time Kalee Junkermier and Katie Estey, two of Carroll’s lead guards, would receive.

Junkermier reinjured her shoulder, which has been stabilized by a brace, in a loss to Dakota Wesleyan on Nov. 14. Junkermier missed the Saints’ next game with Corban and was feared to possibly be lost for the season. It wasn’t until late last week that Junkermier and Sayers decided the Saints’ third-leading scorer would play through the injury. Carroll’s training staff fitted her with a more stable brace and she was inserted into the lineup.

She scored 12 points, handed out five assists and grabbed five rebounds in her return.

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HELENA, Mont. – The Carroll College women’s basketball team will host a three-day basketball camp December 29-31 at Carroll’s PE Center.

There will be separate camps for children in grades K-3 and kids from grades 4-8.

The younger kids will go from 9:30 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. while the older kids will attend from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $30 for grades K-3 and $75 for grades 4-8. Skills Academy participants will receive a discount for the clinic. The younger kids can attend the half day clinic fir just $20 and the older kids can do the full-day clinic for $60.

There will be no lunch provided so children should bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.

For more information contact assistant coach Joey O’Neill at 406 490-0437 or at

HELENA, Mont. – Carroll College senior women’s basketball player Jordan Johnston has been named a 2014 Montana Athletes in Service Award recipient by the Montana Campus Compact.

The Helena native is one of ten student–athletes from colleges and universities around the state of Montana to receive the honor.

The award is for student athletes that impact their community through civic engagement.

Johnston, a health science major, is a kid’s college volunteer at Four Georgians Elementary School in Helena. She also participates in many team driven service activities.

"I am very happy for and proud of Jordan. This award is well deserved,” Carroll head Women’s basketball coach Rachelle Sayers said. “She has always gone above and beyond what is expected; not only on the court and in the classroom, but in the community especially. She takes great pride in representing her team, school and community to the best of her ability."

The ten award recipients will be honored at the Montana-Montana State football games Saturday in Missoula. Johnston will not be able to attend the game as the Saints host Dickinson State at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the PE Center in Helena.

By Kyle Sample, Helena IR

Without the services of one of her two seniors, guard Kalee Junkermier, Carroll College women's basketball coach Rachelle Sayers said she was a nervous for Sunday’s game with Corban (Oregon) as she ever remembers being for a game.

Defensively, Corban presses and traps and changes its strategy about as often as it can. Knowing the Warriors would apply plenty of pressure throughout the game, Sayers’ nerves were understandable. But with 8 minutes, 14 seconds remaining and a 16-point lead, it appeared Sayers could finally take a seat on the bench and relax. It seemed the Saints were well on their way to their third victory of the season.

Funny how quickly things change.

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By Kyle Sample, Helena IR

At Monday’s weekly media lunch, Carroll women’s basketball coach Rachelle Sayers admitted she was eager for her team get back to NAIA play. Carroll hosts three NAIA Division II teams beginning with Dakota Wesleyan at 7 p.m. Friday.

Since a 65-53 loss to Montana State Billings at the PE Center on Oct. 28, the Saints embarked on a three-game road trip that brought them to the arenas of teams from each of the NCAA’s three divisions.

Carroll dropped a 10-point game at Montana State, despite trailing by two at halftime. Nine days later, the Saints lost 66-58 at Division II Saint Martin’s before routing Division III Willamette 79-57 on Sunday.

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