The Lady Buccaneers defeated United Tribes Technical College on the road in conference play in a very dominating fashion with a score of 119-51.
From start to finish, in every quarter, the Lady Bucs dominated United Tribes in scoring and defense. Dawson initiated a fierce attack ending the first quarter 37-6. The second quarter being 33-19, third quarter 27-12, and last quarter 22-14. At halftime, the score was 70-25. The Lady Bucs led as much as 72 points with a score of 117-45 in the fourth quarter.
As a team, Dawson had five players in double figures with a total of 11 players scoring and rebounding. Brooke Jones 23 points (three 3-point shots), 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Janae Strode had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 6 steals. Alexis Clingingsmith resurfaced as a 3 point assassin shooting a perfect 5 for 5, with a game total of 19 points and 4 steals. Rachael Ault was nearly perfect from beyond the arc shooting 5 for 6 with a total of 17 game points and 4 rebounds. Emily Harwood came off the bench to contribute 11 points and 3 rebounds.
Not yet confirmed, but Dawson Community College may have set a national and school record of shooting 16 for 21 three-point made shots for a total of 76%. Their overall game shooting percentage from the field was 49%.
Dawson is on a 3 game win streak in conference play, and will continue to keep the streak going as they play host to Dakota College at Bottineau on Monday, January 23rd at 5:30 p.m.
Monday’s game will be the Barefoot Coaching Night to raise awareness of the millions of kids throughout the world who don’t have shoes.
Meantime, Dawson’s men hit the road to try and find their groove again, but fell short once again, losing to the United Tribes Technical College Thunderbirds.
It looked like the outcome would be different early on when DCC raced to a 38-26 lead in the first half. The Thunderbirds came roaring back on a 17-5 run to tie it up at halftime 43-43.
In the first half, DCC held two of the Tribes best scorers to a combined 3-19 from the field and only 8 points, but Amaury Matthews picked up the slack with 17 points. For the Bucs, Stefan Stubbs almost posted a double double in the first half with 10 points and 9 boards. Brent Finn led the way with 11 points. Even though United Tribes only shot 30% in the 1st half they stayed in the game by forcing 12 turnovers and collecting 17 offensive rebounds.
In the 2nd half, the home team gradually built up their lead. They looked like they might pull away late, but then it was DCC’s turn to mount a comeback. They forced a few turnovers and got a couple of transition baskets to cut the lead to 4 points with 1:30 left, but that was as close as they would get. United Tribes iced the game with perfect free-throw shooting. In fact, they were perfect from the line all night long, going 21-21.
Forcing 24 turnovers was also another key to the victory. Matthews finished the game with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. They also had five other scorers in double figures. For the Bucs, Stubbs finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Daniel Shedden contributed 17 points, Brent Finn 15 points and Gavin McPherson posted 10. It was the fourth straight conference loss for DCC. They had a good night shooting from the free-throw line at 77% and were reasonable from the 3 point line with 38%, but struggled from 2 point range.
The Bucs return home on Monday night to face Dakota College Bottineau.