Basketball (W)

Lady Pioneers split at CSI

(Twin Falls, ID) The Lady Pioneers traveled to the College of Southern Idaho over the Thanksgiving weekend to play in the ICCU tournament. The schedule showed MCC taking on CSI on Friday and TVCC on Saturday. On Friday evening Miles Community College took on the host team College of Southern Idaho, who at the time was ranked 4th in the Nation. This was the toughest opponent that the Lady Pioneers had faced so far this season.

Miles got off to a slow start as they as they trailed by double digits through the 1st quarter. The deficit would grow through the rest of the half as the Lady P’s trailed 45-24. The Pioneers never got enough going in the second half to gain ground on the Golden Eagles. The closest the score was in the 4th quarter was 64-42, and the final was 86-54. MCC had 30 turnovers in the game, and were outdueled in every other team stat in the game. Miles didn’t take the lead at any point of the game.

The Pioneers had two girls score over 10 points against CSI. Chelsey Borden had 17 points off the bench, while she made 10-12 from the charity stripe. Savannah Weidauer put up a double-double off the bench for the Lady P’s, as she scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Miles Community College would take on Treasure Valley Community College on Saturday at 1pm to finish the ICCU tournament.

(Twin Falls, ID) On day 2 of the ICCU tournament the Lady Pioneers took on the Lady Chukars of TVCC. MCC beat TVCC a year ago in the same tournament, and they were looking to head back home with a split on the weekend. Prior to the game against Treasure Valley the Lady P’s were sitting on a 4-4 record on the year.

The game started off tight in the first quarter with two lead changes, as the Pioneers trailed by 3 at the end of the quarter. In the 2nd quarter MCC took the lead again at the 4:48 mark with a score of 25-24, and the Lady P’s went on a 19-8 run the end the first half and extended their lead to end the half at 44-32. Early in the 3rd quarter the Pioneers took their largest lead of the game of 18 points. Miles nearly gave away the game, but snuck away with an 80-76 final over Treasure Valley. The major difference in the game was free throws for the Lady Pioneers as the shot 77% (24-31) from the charity striped, whereas TVCC went (8-14).

The Lady Pioneers had 4 players who scored in the double digit margin. Sophomore Forward Theresa Mac-Dangosu led the pack in scoring as put up 26 points. Chelsey Borden added on 18 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field. Savannah Weidauer added on her second straight double-double. Weidauer scored 13 points, had 16 boards, and she also had 5 blocks. Makiya Givens added 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field.

The Lady P’s are now 5-4 on the season, and they will travel to Bismarck, ND next weekend to compete against Bismarck State and United Tribes.

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