(Editor's note: Miles Community College media releases)
MILES CITY -- The Miles Community College men's and women's basketball teams earned a Thursday sweep of Williston State. The MCC men notched a 106-96 win, while the MCC women cruised to a 79-63 win.
Miles Community College men 106, Williston State 96
Dylan Hushaw piled up 37 points (10-21 FG, 5-10 3's, 12-14 FT), 7 rebounds, and 3 assists while Jakim Ricketts added 25 points (8-11 FG, 6-7 3's, 3-6 FT) before fouling out as the Pioneers (2-4) snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 106-96 win over Williston State (4-2).
Ben Datro came off the bench to score 16 points (4-12 FG, 2-4 3's, 6-11 FT) and Eli Habighorst had 15 points and 9 assists. The Pioneers outrebounded the Tetons 46-34 on the night as MCC centers Remy Lemovou had 9 rebounds and 5 block and Dunstan Esimone had 15 rebounds off the bench.
The Pioneers led by as many as 13 in the first half off of the hot shooting by Hushaw and Ricketts. Williston State battled back to take a 1-point lead with 4:55 to play the the Pioneers made big plays down the stretch to pull away. MCC shot 13-24 (54%) from 3-point line and 33-53 from the free throw line.
Keenan Reynolds came off the bench to lead the Tetons in scoring with 26 points (9-19 FG, 1-6 3's, 7-12 FT's) and fellow non-starter Adreone Sprinkles had 15 points (5-7 FG, 5-6 FT). Nathanial Powell had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the game.
Next up for the Pioneers is a home game on Super Bowl Sunday vs. Dakota College-Bottineau at 3 p.m.
Miles Community College women 79, Williston State 63
Rebekah Dallinger continued her scoring binge with a 41 point (14-22 FG, 4-9 3's, 9-10 FT), 10 rebound, 5 assist night to lead the Pioneers to a 79-63 road win in Williston, ND. After a tight first quarter that saw MCC hold only a slim 17-14 lead, the Pioneers turned up the heat defensively to bolt to a 38-21 halftime lead. That lead swelled to as many as 28 in the 4th quarter as the Pioneers cruised to win #5.
The Pioneers outrebounded the Tetons 38-25 on the night as Kate Tanner added 9. The Pioneers started out the 3rd quarter by ripping off 6 straight 3's in the first 4 minutes to put the game out of reach as they went 11-25 from distance for the night.
Next up is a home game on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. vs. Dakota College-Bottineau.