Basketball (W)

Givens Named to All-Conference Defensive Team

(Miles City, MT) After leading the Lady Pioneers to a (12-19) record season and a (4-10) record in Region IX conference play, Sophomore Makiya Givens was named to the Region IX All-Conference Defensive team, on Monday for the 2015-2016 season.

Makiya Givens, a native of Layton, Utah led the Lady Pioneers with 2.8 steals per contest, she averaged 7.2 points per game, and she added 5.1 rebounds per game. On the season, she shot 38.3% from the field, 28.6% from 3-pt. range, and she led MCC with 84.4% from the free throw line. On October 31st, she had a season high in scoring with 27 points in a 93-52 win over Rocky Mountain College JV. She scored 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field, including 3-of-7 shooting from 3-pt. range, and she added 2-of-2 from the free throw line. On January 28th, Givens had a season high 8 steals in a 65-62 loss against Western Wyoming. She put up 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field, grabbed 8 steals, and she had 4 boards. Givens was 2nd in Region IX conference with 86 steals on the season and 23rd in the nation.

Coach Lewis on Makiya this season : “Makiya is definitely one of the best defenders I have coached here at MCC. At the beginning of the season her goal was to be one of the best defenders in the league. She is very quick and athletic. Every night we could count on her defense to get stops. I am very proud of her performance this year.”

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