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Miles Community College basketball teams top United Tribes

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-13 16:43:45-05

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

MILES CITY -- The Miles Community College men's and women's basketball teams swept United Tribes on Friday. The MCC women cruised to a 100-69 win, while the Pioneer men got a 99-88 victory.

Miles Community College women 100, United Tribes 69

The Miles CC women's basketball team kept the train trucking and ran its streak to 19 straight by hitting the century mark in a 100-69 win over United Tribes Friday night at the MCC Centra on Sophomore Night.

Lili Long had a big night by hitting for 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds and four assists to end her regular-season home career with a bang. Fellow Australian Rebekah Dallinger, the nation's leading scorer, had 20 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Sophomore Olyvia Pacheco scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Jana Conjero had 14 points and four assists.

MCC out-rebounded United Tribes 54-27 in the game as Kate Tanner added eight caroms. The Pioneers led by as many as 36 points in the fourth quarter.

The Pioneers have already clinched the MonDak Conference title but will head to Bismarck State on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. to try for 20 straight wins.

Miles Community College men 99, United Tribes 88

Favour Chukwukelu scored 26 points to lead five Pioneers in double figures as Miles CC and United Tribes had 11 ties and 14 lead changes before the Pioneers pulled away late for a 99-88 MonDak Conference win in Miles City.

The Pioneers moved to 10-8 in MonDak Conference play.

Chuwukelu added 15 rebounds and three assists, while Remy Lemovou had 18 points and seven rebounds. Ben Datro came off the bench to score 15 points and dish out five assists while Dylan Hushaw had 15 points and nine rebounds. Jakim Ricketts had 13 points.

The Pioneer shot 61% in the second half to hold off the feisty T-Birds. MCC controlled the boards 48-33 and shot 19 of 26 from the free throw line compared to 10 of 15 for the T-Birds.

Tyree Whitcomb scored 22 points for the T-Birds and Tate Bear added 21. Dayson Kohlus came off the bench to score 15 points to help keep the T-Birds close.

The Pioneers hit the road to Bismarck on Sunday for the rubber match versus the Mystics at 3 p.m.