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Kameron Rauch in Wednesday NightKameron Rauch in Wednesday Night's Loss to Sheridan College

Pioneers Drop Region IX Home Opener

Head to Powell For Weekend Matchup

Box Score

(Miles City, MT) The Miles Community College men’s basketball team took on the Sheridan Generals in a Region IX conference game on Wednesday night at Kailey Gymnasium.

Miles Community College (7-10, 0-2) came into Wednesday night’s contest after dropping their first two Region IX games in Wyoming last weekend. The Sheridan Generals are coming into Miles City after a splitting two Region IX games last weekend. One of the wins was against sub-region favorite, Gillette College.

The Pioneers got off to a rocky start in the first half mustering just 10 points in the first 14 minutes of the first half. A stingy General defense held strong in the first half as the Pioneers struggled to find their form on the offensive end of the floor. After shooting just 26% from the floor and a dismal 10% from beyond the arc, MCC was outscored by a high-powered Sheridan offense 51-21 in the first half.

The second half was a similar story to the first. Despite a 17 point second half from Montenia Nelson, MCC couldn’t find their bearings as they went on to drop their home conference opener 96-60.

MCC’s Montenia Nelson led the game in scoring with 27 points while Kameron Rauch would also find himself in double digits while falling just one rebound short of a double-double. Sheridan College’s Ladan Ricketts, a Livingston, MT native, led the Generals in scoring with 21 points.

Next up for the ‘Neers:

After Wednesday’s loss, the Pioneers drop to 7-11 on the season and 0-3 in Region IX play. MCC will hit the road this weekend as they head to Powell, WY to take on the Northwest College Trappers on Saturday afternoon. There is a live feed available for Saturday’s contest under the schedules tab at www.mccpioneers.com

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