Basketball (W)

Lady Pioneers Drop Home Game to Gillette College

Box Score

(Miles City, MT) The Miles Community College Lady Pioneers took on the Gillette College Lady Pronghorns on Wednesday night at Kailey Gymnasium in Region IX play.

Miles Community College (11-9, 2-3) is entering Wednesday Night’s game after a loss to Northwest College last Saturday. MCC is taking on Gillette College (12-6, 4-1), who is sitting on top of the North Subregion in Region IX.

The Lady Pronghorns, despite shooting 0 for 16 from behind the arc, mustered just enough offense to best the Pioneers 55-48.

MCC came into the fourth quarter trailing by 12, and made a run at the lead scoring 8 consecutive points to cut the lead to four. The Lady Pronghorns answered the call, and went on an 8-0 run of their own to bring the lead back to double digits with a minute to play. MCC’s Kristina Bajovic and Jennifer Burnham hit back to back three point shots to bring the lead to four, but it was too late for the Lady Pioneers.

With time as their friend, Gillette’s Shy’Tyra Powell put the game on ice with a couple free throws down the stretch, and Gillette College held on for their third consecutive Region IX win. The Pioneers picked up their second consecutive Region IX loss.

MCC’s Tia Torio and Jennifer Burnham led the scoring charge for the Lady Pioneers with 11 points each. Burnham and Torio also combined for eight steals and seven assists, while Burnham snagged six rebounds. The turnover battle was the difference in the game as MCC committed 30 turnovers, compared to just 19 for the Lady Pronghorns.

Next up for the Lady ‘Neers:

The Lady Pioneers will look to break up their losing streak as they take on Casper College in Casper, WY on Saturday. Casper is coached Dwight Gunnare, who previously coached Miles Community College. The crucial road game for the Pioneers could make or break their season as they try to move back to within striking distance of the top of the North Subregion.

A link to the live feed for Saturday’s games is available under the schedules tab at www.mccpioneers.com.

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