Basketball (W)

Shelby WeeksShelby Weeks

Strong second half propels Miles CC over Lady Pronghorns

(Gillette, WY) The Lady Pioneers of Miles CC overcame a 32-26 halftime deficit to Gillette College on Saturday afternoon, winning 57-48. MCC improved their overall record to 17-11 and 7-5 in the Region IX North after outscoring GC 31-16 in the second half.

The Pioneers finished with 15 steals and took advantage of 23 Pronghorn turnovers on their way to 21 points. MCC outscored GC 13-2 off the bench to build their lead to 10 with 1:03 left in the second half.

The win coupled with Northwest College's loss to Casper, MCC moved into 4th place of the Region with 2 regular season games remaining.

Sophomore Shelby Weeks led the charge with 17 points on 6-10 shooting, including 2-of-5 from 3-pt. range, and 3-of-5 from the free throw line. Petra Lumpert chipped in 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field and pulled down 7 rebounds in the win.

Theresa Mac-Dangosu added 7 points and 6 rebounds, while Makiya Givens poured in 6 points and snagged 11 rebounds.

Miles CC plays host to Little Big Horn College on Tuesday, February 17th at 5:30 PM. They close out the regular season on Saturday, February 21st when they play host to Sheridan College at 3:00 pm. Both games can be seen live at www.mccpioneers.com.

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