"I thought she showed a lot of maturity after the injury to come back and knock down those free throws,'' Peoples said.
After trailing by almost 20 points in the first half, Salt Fork got within 10 points (39-29) at the end of the third quarter as Emilie McFadden, who finished with 10 points, scored six in the final two minutes of the period.
But that was as close as the Storm would get, as Bell and Marion combined for 53 of the Hilltoppers 59 points.
"We talked about that all week long,'' Carleton said. "We needed to contain those two. We were able to do it, but I'm still proud of the way my girls fought until the end.''
Kalyn Learnard had a team-high 11 points for the Storm, followed by McFadden with 10 to go along with seven rebounds.
Schlarman didn't have anyone besides Bell or Marion score more than two points, but Shelby Mascari had a game-high nine rebounds and Sarah Daily finished with three assists, three steals and five rebounds.
The Hilltoppers, a regional champion last year, will play the top-seeded Shiloh Raiders in a 6 p.m. regional semifinal tonight in Chrisman. The other semifinal will feature Cissna Park, a 42-24 winner over Chrisman on Monday, against the second-seeded Armstrong-Potomac Trojans.