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Lady Pioneers Fall 69-66 in OT to WNCC

Finish season with 25-7 record overall

(Miles City, MT) -- The Miles Community College Lady Pioneers just came up short against Western Nebraska Community College 69-66 in overtime.  With the loss to the 19th ranked Lady Cougars, MCC finished their season with a 25-7 record overall.  

The Lady Pioneers jumped out to a 34-23 lead at the intermission before Western Nebraska battled back to tie the game at 59 apiece at the end of regulation.  WNCC finished with a 10-7 advantage in the extra period to pull out the three-point victory.  

Sophomore Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia) finished the contest with a game-high 21 points in the defeat.  Kassie Barta (Fairfield) and Micah Kirkpatrick (Terry) also finished the game in double figures with 15 and 11, respectively.   Echo Thurston (Highwood) led the Lady Pioneers with seven rebounds and Christen Lopez (West Jordan, UT) finished with eight assists.

Both teams struggled from the field as WNCC was held to 36 percent while MCC hit just 35 percent from the floor.  The Lady Cougars won the battle of the boards 44-36 with their height advantage.  

The Lady Pioneers finished their season with 25-7 overall and will lose six of the 10 players on the roster due to graduation this year.  
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