Dawson Community College Women’s Basketball win twice in a row defeating their latest opponent, United Tribes Technical College, on the road in Bismarck, ND, 82-70. The Lady Bucs are now 7-3 in the Mon-Dak conference and 18-10 overall.
It wasn’t without a tough start falling behind UTTC as Dawson got outscored 22-12. The Lady Bucs were able to get back into the game little by little converting on a few forced turnovers, making some free throws and eventually outrunning the Lady Thunderbirds using their fast break system. It was 41-35 in favor of DCC at halftime, and the Lady Bucs would continue pouring it on UTTC and outscoring them 28-18 in the 3rd quarter. Dawson led by as many as 19 points, but the Lady Thunderbirds made a late run in the last quarter, winning in the last several minutes ahead 17-13. However, Dawson would not have to ever look back as they solidified the game staying ahead most of the way.
The Lady Bucs capitalized on 21 points from turnovers, had 14 second chance points, 21 points off the bench and dominated the boards 55-40. Alexius Foster led the game with 28 points along with 10 rebounds. Sara Anderson would come off the bench to score a career high 17 points, grab 3 rebounds and 1 steal. Ejanae Coopwood recorded her second double double of the season with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists and a game high 4 steals. Emily Harwood was shy a double double scoring 11 points and getting 9 boards. Harwood also had 2 steals.
Head Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. on the game, “It was good to see some balanced scoring from the starters and bench. Essentially that’s what it’s all about: a team effort. No game is easy from here on out in the last stretch of conference game. So it is very important for us to realize every team is gunning to play all out for some last chance victories going into tournament play. I think the players understand there needs to be another level of focus to continue playing at our best.”
Dawson will return to action at home to play in their annual Play 4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Night game vs. Dakota College at Bottineau on Thursday, February 15th at 5:30 pm. Fans wearing pink will receive free entry to attend the game and have chances to win a multitude of prizes by purchasing raffle tickets prior and during the game. Along with other donations, proceeds will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation.