Feb. 26 Sports Briefs

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

MCC’s Carmela Garcia named Mon-Dak Player of the Week

For the sixth time this season a member of the Miles Community College women’s basketball team has been named Player of the Week in the Mon-Dak Conference. Last week the honor went to freshman Carmela Garcia, who scored 31 points to with six assists, two steals and two rebounds in two Pioneer wins. She played 38 minutes, and shot 79 percent from the field. Garcia, from Madrid, Spain. averages 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game for the undefeated Pioneers.

— by Star Staff

Pioneers sign Sheridan OF

Jason Brewer, a speedy 6-foot-tall outfielder from Sheridan, Wyoming, will join the Miles Community College baseball team for the 2019-20 season. Brewer hit .305 with a .385 on-base percentage last season for his American Legion baseball team in Sheridan. He logged a fielding percentage of .920 and a stolen-base success rate of .933. He was also an all-conference defensive back in football and a multi-sport athlete at Sheridan High School. He said the academic programs as well as the baseball program led to his decision to attend MCC. He credited MCC coaches for creating “a program that I want to be a part of.” Pioneer coach Jeff Brabant said Brewer will contribute to the Pioneer program. “Jaron is a very good athlete that we will polish up and make ready to compete for us day in and day out,” Brabant said. Brewer is the son of Greg and Carri Brewer of Sheridan. He will work toward a degree in athletic training/physical therapy while at MCC.

— by Star Staff

N Colorado’s Davis sinks free throws and Montana 74-72

MISSOULA (AP) — Jordan Davis scored 23 points and his two free throws with five seconds left gave Northern Colorado a 74-72 win over Montana on Monday night. Northern Colorado (18-9, 12-4 Big Sky Conference) closed within a game of the conference-leading Grizzlies (20-7, 13-3). The Bears have won four of their last five while the Grizzlies saw their 10-game win streak come to an end. The Bears led 72-70 on Sam Masten’s layup with 80 seconds left. Sayeed Pridgett made 1 of 2 free throws for the Grizzlies 12 seconds later. With 15 seconds remaining Pridgett again made 1 of 2 to tie it. But he fouled Davis to send him to the line for the game-winning shots. Ahmaad Rorie led Montana with 22 points, Donaven Dorsey scored 20 and Pridgett 17. The trio each made seven field goals — Dorsey was 6 of 7 from 3-point range — and made 21 of Montana’s 27 field goals.