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Miles Community College Represented on Both Men's and Women's All-Region IX Teams

(Miles City, MT) Ė The Miles Community College menís and womenís basketball teams each had one representative on the All-Region IX Teams just announced yesterday.† Sophomores Briahn Smith (Detroit) and Sara Plavljanin (Zagreb, Croatia) each earned the honor for the 2009-10 basketball season.

In his second year with MCC, Smith scored nearly 20 points a contest while pulling down 5.4 rebounds.† On the season he shot 48% from the floor and 40% from beyond the arc as he hit 96-of-245 of his three-point attempts.† Smith scored a season high 30 points against Gillette College on January 4th.† The men finished the season after dropping a hard-fought contest with Laramie County Community College 74-70 in the second round of the tournament.† In the opening round, MCC defeated Central Wyoming College 70-68.† The Pioneers finished the year 15-17.†

The versatile Plavljanin led the team in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks (tied) this season, only behind All-American Jaimie Anderson back in 1996-97.† She finished the campaign averaging 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds while finishing with 110 assists, 75 steals, and seven blocks.† The women won their first game of the tournament defeating McCook Community College 56-41 and then losing to the eventual Region IX winner Casper College 69-44 to finish the year with a record of 20-12.

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