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Miles Community College Defeats Lake Region State College 70-55

Women remain perfect in Mon/Dak Conference

(Miles City, MT) -- The Miles Community College basketball team played at the friendly confines of Kailey Gymnasium on campus for the first time since before Christmas and came out victorious for the home crowd.  The women's team remained perfect in the Mon/Dak Conference with a 70-55 victory over Lake Region State College to improve to 9-0 in the conference and 15-6 overall. 

In the first game of the night, MCC saw themselves in a battle throughout the first half before closing out the first half on a 16-8 run to take an eight point lead into the break.  The two teams had five lead changes and four ties throughout the first 14 minutes of the game before the Pioneers took the lead for good on a three-pointer by Micah Kirkpatrick (Terry) to give MCC's women a 24-21 lead with 6:07 to go in the opening period. 

MCC quickly jumped the lead out to double figures coming out of the intermission and even stretched it out to 13 points with a 44-31 lead just over three minutes into the second half.  The Lady Royals couldn't get any closer than five points before the Pioneers took control of the contest and stretched the lead back to double figures with 12:07 remaining in the contest.  With just over seven minutes remaining, Kirkpatrick converted on a four-point play to push the lead to 16 points. 

Sophomore Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia) led the Pioneers with 17 points and six rebounds in the victory.  Ivana Domljanovic (Split, Croatia) chipped in 14 points and Kirkpatrick finished the night with 10 points.  MCC finished the night shooting just under 50 percent from the floor and outscoring the Lady Royals 18-3 beyond the three-point line. 

Miles Community College will host North Dakota State College of Science in an afternoon doubleheader.  The women will begin at 2:00 PM and will look to remain perfect in the conference.

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