Dawson Women remain undefeated

Sunday, November 20, 2022
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Sophomore point guard Sabira Ahayeva led the Lady Bucs in scoring with 14 points against Miles Community College. Brenden Heidner photo

With four lead changes and three ties, and the scores of the first three quarters being nearly identical, the rivalry game between Dawson and Miles could have went either way. However, the Dawson Community College Lady Bucs were able to outscore Miles Community College in the fourth quarter 23-7. Defensive pressure is what allowed the Lady Buccaneers to become victorious and defeat the Lady Pioneers 62-51.

“I told the team that after winning the preseason conference tournament everyone will be gunning for us. So every game is going to be a tussle,” said Dawson Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. “Playing a rivalry game is always tough. You never know what the outcome can be. Winloss records don’t necessarily come into play in these types of games. Miles did a good job of making us work for another victory, and our ladies showed out impressively, holding their composure while making big plays when needed.”

Sophomore point guard Sabira Ahayeva led the game with 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. McKenzi Petersen of Winnemuca, Nevada came off the bench making a huge impact. She finished one rebound shy of a double double, scoring 11 points (2-6 from threepoint range), grabbing nine rebounds, along with one steal and taking two charges. Samantha Jenkins scored 10 points, to go along with seven rebounds, four steals and three assists. Michelle Arens also pumped in 10 points, with six boards, two assists, two steals and one block.

Dawson is 6-0 and in first place in the conference standings.

They hosted Williston State College Thursday night and then on Monday, Nov. 21 they continue their home stand with a game against Bismarck State College beginning at 6 p.m.