(DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – It wouldn’t be all that glamorous for the Lady Buc sophomores on Sophomore Night.
In the last game of the regular season, DCC lost to Bismarck State College 91-66. It wasn’t pleasant to see the Lady Bucs get handled by Bismarck when Dawson has won the last 3 games. Home court advantage didn’t even have its perks.
A confused, yet understanding Head Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. commented, “Bismarck has our number this year. Our team had great practices and great shoot-around on game day, but went completely clueless for the game on both ends of the court. Our girls play hard, and I admire them for it. Games like this unfortunately do happen, and it’s mind-boggling. I’m confident we will bounce back because our players are work horses.”
The Lady Mystics shot very well. They were 48% from the field, 47% from 3-point range and 72% from the foul line. Dawson, on the other hand, shot 27% from the field, 17% from 3-point and 75% from the line. The Lady Bucs still managed to cause 19 turnovers for Bismarck while only having 11. Dawson converted 20 points from those turnovers. However, DCC just couldn’t put the ball in the basket in their half court setting, and seemed a bit confused and dazed as what to execute as Bismarck was lighting it up on the offensive end.
Sara Anderson led the Lady Bucs with a team high 18 points and had 5 rebounds. Alexius Foster fouled out, but managed to have 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Ejanae Coopwood contributed 12 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Sophomore Emily Harwood ended her last regular season home game with a solid double double of 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Dawson ends the regular season with an overall winning record of 19-11 and 8-4 for a second place conference record. They will find out who they play next week in conference tournament play when a coin is tossed for a 3-way tie for a second, third or fourth seeding.