MESA, Ariz. – The fifth-ranked Carroll Women's Basketball team captured a huge win on Tuesday afternoon, defeating No. 2 Westmont 67-55 at the Cactus Classic.
In the first quarter, the Saints opened the game on an 11-2 run. Carroll led 13-7 after one quarter of play.
The Saints reached a double-digit lead during the second quarter, but the defending national champions continued to answer with big shots. Carroll led 28-20 at half time.
The second half was full of fireworks and the Saints' lead was cut to two points, but big shots from players like Sienna Swannack and Danielle Wagner helped Carroll reach a 12-point win.
Swannack led both teams with 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting. She was four of five from three and also tallied five rebounds, two of which were on the offensive glass. Wagner also finished in double figures with 16 points, including a huge corner three in the fourth quarter.
Stefanie Berberabe paced the Warriors, scoring a team-high 17 points.
Following the win, Carroll advances their record to 12-2 on the season. They have a quick turnaround before their next game on Wednesday morning against Bethel (Tenn.) at 10 a.m.