(Editor's note: Miles Community College media release)
MILES CITY -- Claire Borot scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Binta Salawu continued her strong play with 18 points and eight assists as the Miles Community College Pioneers won their third straight game with a hard-fought 63-59 women's basketball win over North Dakota State College of Science Sunday afternoon in Miles City. MCC moved to 2-0 in MonDak Conference play and 10-8 overall. NDSCS dropped to 1-1 in league play and 14-3 overall.
The game was tight the whole way as neither team could gather momentum. MCC had a huge advantage at the foul line as it converted 21 of 27 attempts compared to an 8-of-16 day for the Wildcats. Rebounding was even at 40-40. Kate Carlson came off the bench to score 17 points for the Wildcats and was the only player in double figures.
MCC's next game is Wednesday night at Lake Region State College at 5:30 p.m. (MST).
The MCC men, meanwhile, lost 87-73 to NDSCS.
The Pioneers led 44-39 at halftime but were outscored by 19 points -- 48-29 -- in the second half. Gedeo Buzangu led MCC with 29 points on 8-of-8 shooting. He was also 13 of 14 at the free throw line. Deondre Northey added 21 points for the Pioneers.
Damien Gordon had a team-high 24 points for NDSCS.