Miles Community College basketball teams add Saturday wins

Posted at 10:55 AM, Nov 17, 2019

(Editor's note: Miles Community College media releases)

Sophomore guard Akeemis Williams knocked down six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Pioneers had a season-high 32 assists as MCC ran away with a 122-86 win over the University of Providence Argos JV.

The Pioneers hit a season-high 16 3-pointers and shot 60 percent from the field in the victory. Issac Abergut had 18 points, Jakim Ricketts added 15, Gedeon Buzangu 14 points and seven rebounds, Deondre Northey 11 points and nine assists, and Jayvon Lewis had 11 points and 10 assists.

Miles led by as many as 41 points in the second half in a game that saw all 11 Pioneers that saw action score. MCC also out-rebounded the Argos 46-30 on the night. MCC will be back in action next Saturday night against ninth-ranked Casper College at home in Miles City. The game time has been changed to 7 p.m. to accommodate the Miles City high school football team's state championship game.

Miles Community College women 85, United Tribes Technical College 66

The Lady Pioneers set a new season high for points on Saturday afternoon with an 85-66 win over United Tribes Technical College.

Sophomores Claire Borot and Binta Salawu combined for 49 of the Pioneers' 85 points in a game that saw the Pioneers jump out to an early 13-0 lead and lead by as many as 22 in the fourth quarter. Borot had her first double-double of the season, scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Salawu led all scorers with 29 points, with 13 of those points coming from the free throw line.

The afternoon was a foul-fest as the two teams combined to shoot 85 free throws, with the Lady Pioneers shooting a season-high 32 of 47 from the free throw line. UTTC out-rebounded the Pioneers 47-41, but UTTC had 25 turnovers and MCC had 14.

Next up for the Lady Pioneers is a trip to Gillette College on Wednesday, Nov. 20, with a tipoff set for 5:30 p.m. They return home Saturday, Nov. 23, where the 23rd-ranked Casper College Thunderbirds come to town. That game has been moved to 5 p.m. for the Miles City high school football team's state championship game.