Miles Community College basketball teams take down Bismarck State

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Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 16, 2021

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

MILES CITY -- The Miles Community College men's and women's basketball teams swept Bismarck State on Monday.

Miles Community College men 94, Bismarck State 82

Remy Lemovou scored 24 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and had three blocks to lead five players in double figures as the Pioneers won for the fifth time in the last six games with a 94-82 win over Bismarck State in Miles City.

Dylan Hushaw rebounded from a poor shooting game on Saturday, connecting for 25 points to go along with five rebounds and three assists as the Pioneers moved to 6-5 overall (5-5 MonDak Conference). Favour Chukwukelu hit for 19 points and snagged seven rebounds and four assists on the night. Jakim Ricketts had 16 points and added six assists while Eli Habighorst directed traffic with 10 points, nine assists and five rebounds.

The Pioneers shot 51% (36 of 70) from the field and 44% (12 of 27) from the 3-point line and out-rebounded the bigger Mystics 42-38. The Pioneers also assisted on 23 of their 36 field goals made. The lone black mark on the game for the Pioneers was a 10-for-20 effort from the free throw line.

Cobe Begger had a big game for the Mystics, accounting for 20 points and nine rebounds. Jerrick Baines added 18 points and six assist for the 3-7 Mystics. Jamison Kramer added 12 points and Garrick Baines added 11 points.

Next up for MCC is a trip to Bismarck to face United Tribes Technical College on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (MST).

Miles Community College women 79, Bismarck State 58

Kate Tanner led four Pioneers in double figures by scoring 18 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and nabbing four steals to lead the Pioneers to a 79-58 win over Bismarck State to run their record to 10-0 (9-0 MonDak Conference).

The Pioneers held a 44-20 halftime lead and built that lead to as many as 30 points in the third quarter to coast into victory. Rebekah Dallinger, the NJCAA leading scorer at 26 points per game, added 17 points and nine rebounds in the win. Sophomores Lili Long and Olyvia Pachecho each scored 15 points. Long added eight rebounds and five assists, while Pachecho had six rebounds and three assists.

The Pioneers out-rebounded the Mystics 51-39 on the night and had 20 assists on 29 field goals. MCC did struggle a bit from the free throw line, converting only 12 of 21 attempts (57%).

The undefeated Pioneers hit the road to Bismarck on Thursday night for a matchup with United Tribes Technical College. The game will tip at 4:30 p.m. (MST).