(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - The Lady Buccaneers of Dawson Community College remain in the win column after defeating Williston State College 78-57. Dawson is now 3-2 in the Mon-Dak Conference and 11-11 overall.
Despite being .500 on the season, Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. is still impressed by the freshmen workmanship, "I am really proud of these young ladies competing day in and day out since our Las Vegas Holiday Classic. All a coach can ask for is hard work and competing, and that's exactly what they are doing. We don't necessarily dominate an entire game, but when push comes to shove, we're there winning or at least in the game when the smoke clears."
Ashley Orozco led the team with 18 points, along with 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Ashya Klopfenstein recorded another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, as well as 2 assists and 1 steal. Tamiya Francis scored 10 points, to go along with 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Ervianne Cly came off the bench to score 10 points of her own and grabbed 4 rebounds.
Dawson outrebounded the Lady Tetons 50-42. They also recorded 13 steals and 17 assists. The Lady Bucs scored 42 points in the paint, while Williston only had 28. Second chance points favored the Lady Bucs 18-8. Points off turnovers also gave Dawson a favorable edge against Williston, 25-13. Dawson won every quarter.
DCC will continue to be on the road, as they face their in-state rival Miles Community College on Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. Miles CC is 5-0 in conference play.
Dawson's men picked up another big road win on Thursday night downing Williston 88-77. The win moves the Bucs to 5-0 in conference with a showdown looming with 4-1 Miles Community College on Sunday afternoon in Miles City.
It was a back and forth affair with 7 ties and 17 lead changes in the game. Dawson finally broke away mid-way through the 2nd half with a 17-2 run to take a fifteen point lead, but Eden Holt brought the Tetons back with three straight from long range. The Bucs finished the game out by hitting free throws down the stretch to seal the 11 point win.
Coach Joe Peterson shared his relief, "We stayed tough tonight when we didn't play our best game. Our guys kept competing and our pressure and depth gave us the spurt we needed halfway through the second half. It started with our defense and controlling the boards which led to offense. Williston is really talented and played a great game tonight. We are fortunate to escape with the win."
In the first twenty minutes, neither team had a lead of more than four points. It was evenly played with both teams turning it over seven times, shooting percentages in the 40's and the rebounding dead locked. The second half was even except for the big run mid-way through by Dawson, and then Williston's comeback before the Bucs closed it out at the end.
Williston shot a higher percentage in the game from the 3-point line than they did from the free throw line. They connected on 55% from the 3-point line, boosted by Holt's hot shooting. They only shot 12-23 from the free throw line (52%). Dawson forced 18 turnovers and scored 26 points off those turnovers and also outscored Williston in the paint 38-22. The biggest difference in the game was bench-scoring where Dawson had a 47-7 advantage.
CJ Nelson led the visitors with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Kell Schwers scored 12 points on a perfect night from the field and the line. Man Man Baker finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Camron Dunfee and Beau Santistevan also had 11 and Santistevan grabbed 8 rebounds. Kolten Hitt was the 6th player for Dawson in double figures with 10 points. Eden Holt had a game high 27 points for Williston and went 6-9 from the 3-point line. Johnathan Komagum had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Dawson will play at Miles Community College on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.