(DCC Athletics release)
GLENDIVE – Winning their second conference road game, the Dawson Community College basketball women defeated the Lady Lumberjacks of Dakota College at Bottineau, 83-64.
DCC entered halftime with a slim 41-39 lead. Dawson came out strong beginning the second half by outscoring Dakota College 19-12. The Lady Lumberjacks would lose every quarter as DCC would finish the fourth quarter by winning it 23-13. DCC also outrebounded their opponent by a huge margin 51-33. Dakota College committed 20 turnovers, and Dawson would capitalize with 16 points from them. In the second chance points column, Dawson had 25 while Dakota had 8. Shooting percentages for the Lady Bucs went well making 38% from the field, 39% from the 3 point line, and 78% from the free throw line.
Having consistent outstanding stats the last four games, freshman Sarah Miranda had 16 points, while having seven rebounds, and five steals. Ejanae Coopwood scored 16 points, three assists, five steals and a game high 10 rebounds. Alexius Foster lead the team with 17 points with eight rebounds and two assists. Kitawna Little Light added 10 points, along with five rebounds and 3 three steals. Chynna Torrence chipped in with four points and five rebounds. Centoria Roberts came off the bench to score 10 points. The DCC bench outscored DCB 20-7.
“Dakota came out strong,” said DCC head coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. “I knew we were in for a tough game because they were short-handed with players and won their last game upsetting United Tribes without their top scorer. With these variables at stake, those types of teams get strong quickly together. I was just glad we were able to be resilient throughout the game, and the ladies were able to stay composed and follow the plan of execution. I was also really pleased to see our bench production come into fruition.”
Dawson will returns home Thursday at 5:30 p.m. facing Williston State College for the first time this season.