Lady Pioneer basketball team goes 2-2 on long road trips


The Miles Community College Lady Pioneer basketball team picked up two wins at their Thanksgiving tournament, but then dropped a pair of Region IX North Sub-Region games last week.

The Lady Pioneers beat Salish-Kootenai and University of Great Falls JV in Pablo last weekend, but then lost to Casper and Northwest last week.

MCC is now 8-5 on the year and 1-2 in the Region IX. They will be at the Northwest college Tournament this weekend in Powell, Wyo.

MCC 77, SKC 66

The Lady Pioneers had a solid offensive game and steadily pulled away from the home standing Salish-Kootenai team.

MCC shot 46 percent from the field, including 8-9 from three-point range. They were also 27-30 from the free throw line and committed just nine turnovers.

Jaycin Tini had 23 points and seven rebounds to lead the Lady Pioneers. Tess Blaquiere had 18 points and six boards. She was 3-3 from three-point and 7-7 from the line.

Petra Lumpert had 13 points and Ashley Hildreth added nine.

MCC 79, UGF 38

Everything went right for the Lady Pioneers, especially in the first half, against the University of Great Falls JV.

The Lady Pioneers outscored the Lady Argos 44-12 in the first half and cruised to the win.

The Lady Pioneers shot 58 percent from the field in the game and turned the ball over just eight times. They remained hot from three-point range, connecting on eight of 15 three-pointers.

Tini led four Lady Pioneers in double figures with 18 points. Blaquiere and Hildreth each had 14 and Savanah Robinson added 10. Blaquiere also grabbed 14 rebounds for the double-double.

All nine Lady Pioneers scored in the win.

CC 71, MCC 59

The Lady Pioneers hung around with Casper for much of the game, but were unable to break through in the 12 point loss.

Casper led 34-27 at halftime and then outscored the Lady Pioneers 37-32 in the second half.

MCC went cold against Casper, shooting 34 percent from the field and were 4-24 from three-point range. They also turned the ball over 16 times.

Tini had another good game with 25 points and seven rebounds. Lumpert had 14 points and seven boards and Blaquiere finished with 10 points.

NWC 73, MCC 67

The Lady Pioneers let a big first-half lead slip away in a rough second half.

MCC led 39-29 at the halftime break, but were outscored 44-28 in the second half to drop their second straight conference game.

The teams were fairly even, with the Lady Pioneers shooting 45 percent and Northwest shooting 40 percent. The difference came in the turnovers where the Lady Pioneers turned it over 17 times to Northwest’s nine.

Lumpert had a solid game, going 7-10 from the field and finished with 23 points to lead the Lady Pioneers. Blaquiere had 17 points and Tini finished with 13 points and nine rebounds.

MCC 77, SKC 66

MCC 38 39 - 77

SKC 32 34 - 66

Lady Pioneers (7-3, 1-0)- Tess Blaquiere 18, Ashley Malmquist 7, Shelby Weeks 3, McKensie Keller 2, Lindsey Warner 2, Petra Lumpert 13, Ashley Hildreth 9, Jaycin Tini 23.

Salish-Kootenai- Stats not reported.

MCC 79, UGF 38

MCC 44 35 - 79

UGF 12 26 - 38

Lady Pioneers (8-3, 1-0)- Tess Blaquiere 14, Jaycin Tini 18, Ashley Malmquist 6, Shelby Weeks 6, Petra Lumpert 6, Lindsey Warner 2, Savanah Robinson 10, Ashley Hildreth 14, McKensie Keller 3.

University of Great Falls JV- Stats not reported.

CC 71, MCC 59

MCC 27 32 - 59

CC 34 37 - 71

Lady Pioneers (8-4, 1-1)- Tess Blaquiere 10, Shelby Weeks 6, Petra Lumpert 14, Ashley Hildreth 4, Jaycin Tini 25.

Casper College- Sakayla Davenport 13, Kaylee Swope 2, Kassidy Scott 11, Cheyanne Balster 6, Meghan Becker 3, Cierra Levias 4, Ragen Wilson 9, Lindsay Porter 2, Kendyl Nunn 19, Elissa Johnson 2.

NWC 73, MCC 67

MCC 39 28 - 67

NWC 29 44 - 73

Lady Pioneers (8-5, 1-2)- Tess Blaquiere 17, Jaycin Tini 13, Ashley Malmquist 3, Shelby Weeks 2, Petra Lumpert 23, Lindsey Warner 4, Ashley Hildreth 5.

Northwest College- IMari Simpson 7, Hattilyn Snyder 9, Dana Bjorhus 13, Leanne Winterholler 19, Andressa Augusto 9, Sierra Williams 2, Caitlin Clancy 3, TaNeil Clayton 2, Mandee Christensen 3, Sarah Nielsen 6.