Basketball (W)

Lady Pioneers drop two in Bismarck

(Bismarck, ND) Miles Community College basketball traveled to Bismarck, ND this weekend to compete against Bismarck State College on Friday, and then against United Tribes Technical College on Saturday. The Lady Pioneers were going into to the weekend with a 5-4 record. The last time Miles played against BSC was in their home opener, as the Lady P’s fell they were looking to split on season with the Lady Mystics. MCC played the Mystics tough in the first half as they went in trailing by 7 with a score of 43-36. The Lady Pioneers had the momentum going into the half, but in the third quarter it was all BSC, as they outscored MCC 24-11. The Lady P’s won the scoring battle in the fourth quarter, however it wasn't enough to overcome their deficit. The final was 83-71. Miles lost the battle in Rebounds, Assists, and 2nd Chance Points, but they came out on top in Points off turnovers and Bench Points. The Lady P’s had a rough shooting night, as the shot 35% percent from the field and only 23.8% from 3-pt range.

For the Lady Pioneers leading the way in scoring was Freshman Guard Chelsey Borden, who came off of the bench, and put up 18 points, on 6-of-10 shooting from the field. Freshman Guard, Tia Torio scored 14 points of her own on 5-of-12 shooting from the field. Sophomores Theresa Mac-Dangosu and Kayla Torio score in the double digit margin. Mac-Dangosu had 13 points, and grabbed 8 rebounds for MCC. Kayla Torio had 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds on the night.

The Lady Pioneers drop to 5-5 on the season with this loss. They will take on the United Tribes Thunderbirds on Saturday, as they look to get back over .500 again.

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On Saturday the Lady Pioneers took on the Lady Thunderbirds of United Tribes Technical College. This would be the first and only meeting between the Pioneers and the Thunderbirds. MCC was coming off of a loss the night before and was looking to get back in the win column. The Lady P’s had another good first half, as they kept the game close going into the first half with a score of 42-35. MCC has had trouble as of late in games with getting slow starts, and then they come out in the second half of games and flip a switch in the locker and compete harder. The third quarter continued to be a tight race as Miles was outscored by just 3 points. The Lady P’s won the scoring battle in the fourth quarter were right on the heels of the Lady Thunderbirds, however even with opportunities to tie the game in the 4th they weren’t able to gain enough ground on UTTC. The final was 75-69 with the Pioneers on the losing end.

The Lady Pioneers had another off shooting night while they shot 34.5%. They did win a few battle in team statistics. MCC out rebounded UTTC 53-50, and scored more points off of turnovers 20-10. The Lady P’s committed less turnovers than the Lady Thunderbirds did as well. The Pioneers have been playing pretty solid defense for the most part this season. In this game Miles had 15 steals as a team compared to only 8 from United Tribes.

The Lady Pioneers had the leading scorer of the game in Freshman Guard, Tia Torio, with 23 points. This was Tia’s best scoring night of her college career, so far. Sophomore Forward Theresa Mac-Dangosu had a good night as she scored 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the field. Mac-Dangosu, came away with 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Kayla Torio scored just over her season average on the with 10 points on 5-of-11 shooting from the field.

The Lady Pioneers fall to 5-6 on the season. MCC will host the Dawson Community College Buccaneers on Tuesday night. This will be the first of two meetings with DCC this season.

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