With their second loss on the road, Dawson Community College Women’s Basketball lose their third conference game to North Dakota State College of Science 72-58.
DCC fought hard, keeping the game close in the first and went into halftime down by nine points, 29-38. The Lady Bucs came out strong in the third quarter with an immediate 3 point shot by Alexius Foster. With two lead changes and two ties, DCC just couldn’t get over the hump. When they were up by two or would go on a run, the Lady Wildcats would quickly respond with scoring punches of their own, commanding back the lead. NDSCS would outrebound DCC 40-33, cause 18 turnovers and have 10 steals. There was 31 points scored off the bench for the Lady Wildcats and Dawson had only 9. Other than that, both teams would be nearly equal in other statistical categories. The difference in the game was more players in the scoring column for NDSCS.
Head Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. said, “I liked the way we played defensively for the most part, but we had some lapses that cost us the momentum to take over offensively. When we had good defense, it was difficult to score on the other end. And ultimately, that’s what wins ball games; scoring more points. We played hard, but when we play a team like Science, we have to play harder.”
Alexius Foster started off slow in the first half, but managed to score a game high 17 points, along with 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Emily Harwood had a good performance resulting in a double double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
The Lady Bucs will return home this Thursday, February 8th at 5:30 pm to play Lake Region State College in a battle for 2nd place in the Mon-Dak Conference standings.