Miles Community College men's, women's basketball teams earn Sunday sweep

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Posted at 1:20 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 15:20:29-05

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

MILES CITY -- The Miles Community College men's and women's basketball teams earned a doubleheader sweep of Dakota College-Bottineau on Sunday. The MCC men used a balanced attack in a 95-72 win, while the MCC women rallied from an early deficit to pull away for a 73-55 win.

Miles Community College men 94, Dakota College-Bottineau 72

Six Miles CC Pioneers scored in double figures as the Pioneers returned home from a four-game road swing to defeat the Dakota College-Bottineau Lumberjacks 94-72 on Sunday afternoon to move to 3-4 in MonDak Conference play. Dakota College fell to 2-4 in league play.

Dylan Hushaw scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the balanced Pioneer attack. Ben Datro came off the bench to score 14 points, Favour Chukwukelu played his first game of the season after recovering from knee surgery and scored 12 points and had two steals on the day. Eli Habighorst had 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Jakim Ricketts had 10 points, as did Remy Lemouvou, who also had eight rebounds and two blocked shots.

The Lumberjacks were led by Trayvon Barney, who had 15 points. Kionne Layne had 14 points and eight rebounds, Eric Palmer had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Schuyler Pimental added 12 points off the bench.

The two teams will play again at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Miles Community College women 73, Dakota College-Bottineau 55

The Dakota College-Bottineau Lumberjacks started out on fire and jumped to a 28-11 first-quarter lead that had the Miles Community College faithful stunned at the Centra on Sunday afternoon. The MCC women's basketball team then showed why it is undefeated on the season, outscoring DCB 62-27 over the final three quarters to walk away 6-0 in MonDak conference play after a 73-55 win.

Freshman Kelbee Denham spearheaded the comeback by scoring 20 points, and the nation's leading scorer, Rebekah Dallinger, stuffed the stat sheet with 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and six steals to also help in the come back victory.

Lili Long posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Pioneers to a 6-0 conference record with a rematch Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. versus the Lumberjacks. The Pioneers shot 50% on the night and 48% from 3-point range.