GLENDIVE - The Dawson Community College Buccaneers used their pressure and depth to come back from a 15 point deficit in the first half and beat Miles Community College for the third time this season. The 93-84 win extended their win streak to 14 games and put them one win away from a perfect 14-0 conference season. They are 24-6 on the season. Miles drops to 17-11 on the season and 9-4 in conference.
DCC Coach Joe Peterson shared his pride, "This game was great for us. Miles is a talented team and a good team. It's been a while since we got down in a game like that, but I loved how we kept our composure and kept fighting. With the way we play, I don't think we are ever out of a game. Our depth and balance can really wear people down. We might find ourselves in a similar situation in the post-season so this will help to prepare us for that scenario."
Six Bucs were in double figures, led by their two big men. Beau Santistevan scored 21 and pulled down 5 rebounds. Devin Collins had another double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Man Man Baker just barely missed a double-double, finishing with 12 points and 9 assists. Camron Dunfee, Kolten Hitt and CJ Nelson had ten points each.
Miles Gedeon Buzangu had a monster game with 21 points and 19 rebounds. Deondre Northey scored 18 points before fouling out. Miles will finish the regular season with a game at United Tribes Technical College on Sunday.
Dawson's final regular season game will be at Bismarck State on Sunday and then they will host the Region XIII Tournament for the first time ever in Glendive February 27-29. They will get a bye in the first round and play their semifinal on Friday at 5:30 pm vs. the winner of the #4/#5 quarterfinal game.