(Editor's note: DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE - On Monday, February 15, the Dawson Community College Women’s Basketball team will host its 7th Annual Play 4Kay Pink Night Game vs. United Tribes Technical College.
The last two years DCC has been honored as the top community college in the nation for raising the most funds. Dawson’s Kay Yow Cancer Fund trophies can be seen along with all the other athletics trophies and awards in the display case in the Toepke lobby.
This year the Lady Buccaneers plan to do the same by hosting another fun night of pink action with the community of Glendive and the campus of DCC in support of the National Breast Cancer Awareness campaign held throughout the country at all levels and divisions of women’s college basketball and in some high schools.
Dawson County has been very generous to support this cause with local businesses donating many appealing prizes for raffle tickets being sold by the Lady Bucs. Men’s basketball will also join in on the festivities by wearing their pink attire alongside the women’s basketball staff and players. Along with raffle tickets, general donations will be accepted as well. The entire Toepke Center will be decorated in a detailed pink ensemble of streamers, posters, balloons, banners and anything else that can be plastered pink.
The women’s game will tip off at 5:30, followed by the men’s at 7:30 pm. Between timeouts, during halftime and between games, winning raffle tickets will be announced for people to choose among many prizes that will be present on site. With full entertainment in full effect, Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. will wear his traditional eyeliner, along with pink nails, pink blush, pink shoelaces, and pink earring, and maybe a pink outfit.
Raffle ticket costs are $1 per ticket, $5 for 6 tickets, $10 for 12 tickets, $15 for 18 tickets, and $20 for 25 tickets. All proceeds from purchased tickets will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Checks can be made out to: Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
Fans get in for free if they are wearing LOTS of pink attire. For any questions, please contact Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. at 406-377-9450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DCC will try to rebound from its first loss of the season Friday against Miles Community College, 61-56.
“We played very good defense and held the number one scorer in the nation to 9 points, but the rest of their team did a great job of converting when they needed too," said Lagmay. "Others stepped up, and that’s what won the game for them. So I tip my hat off to them. Shooting poorly from the field is what haunted us. Once we figure out how to score in big games, then things will change, because defensively we are very difficult to play against.”
Both teams shot poorly from three point range, but it was the rebounding difference of 45-38 that gave Miles more opportunities. Dawson edged Miles 13-6 in second chance points. The Lady Bucs bench also outscored the Lady Pioneers 24-3; however, Miles converted 28 points off turnovers, where Dawson had only 12. Miles players Lili Long and Kate Tanner combined for 30 rebounds, while Dawson’s post had only 19.
Ashya Klopfenstein led the team with 13 points and 9 rebounds, along with 4 steals. Sarah Billmayer scored 11 points off the bench, and had 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Tamiya Francis added 10 points, 5 rebounds, a team high 6 assists and 5 steals.