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Lady Pioneers sweep weekend with wins over Central Wyoming and Northwest College

  (Miles City, MT) The Lady Pioneers of Miles Community College improved to 3-1 in Region IX and 12-7 overall with impressive wins coming against Central Wyoming College and Northwest College over the weekend. 

On Friday evening, MCC scored a 66-49 win over CWU and outlasted a pesky Northwest team Saturday afternoon, 76-71.

MCC 66, CWU 49

Jaycin Tini led all scorers with 21 points combined with three Pioneer teammates notching double figure scoring efforts on their way to the conference win. In addition, Tini snagged 8 rebounds and dished out 4 assists to go along with 2 steals. Petra Lumpert added 10 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. 

Shelby Weeks added 10 points and 5 rebounds while Shelby Holmes chipped in 14 points on 4-5 shooting from three point range. 

MCC finished the contest with a slight edge in rebounds (38-33) and dished out 15 assists in the win. Miles finished the game shooting 41% from the field, 42% from long range, and outscored CWU 17-13 with bench production.

MCC 76, NWC 71

MCC held off a late comeback from the Trappers on their way to the conference win. MCC held a comfortable 37-24 advantage at intermission, eventually building their lead to 21 with 10:37 left in the 2nd half. However, with 1:37 remaining and MCC holding onto a 74-57 lead, the Trappers made four 3 point baskets to cut the lead 75-71 with 13 seconds to go but it wasn't enough as Jaycin Tini would knock down a crucial free throw to extend the lead to 5 for the victory. 

Once again, Tini led all scorers with 22 points and 10 rebounds. She converted on 7-8 free throws and connected on 3-7 from three point range. Lumpert and Holmes each poured in 11 points, while Weeks chipped in 10 points. Lumpert dished out 5 assists, while Holmes and Weeks each pulled down 5 boards. 

With the win, MCC improved to 12-7 overall and 3-1 in Region IX. MCC heads to Little Big Horn College for a match up at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 20th.  

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