Feb. 7 Sports Briefs

Thursday, February 7, 2019

MCC women improve to 24-0 with win over Lake Region

The Miles Community College women’s basketball team pulled away in the second half to beat Lake Region State 81-66 on Wednesday in Devils Lake, North Dakota, and remains undefeated for the season.

The Pioneers improved to 24-0 overall and 9-0 in the Mon-Dak Conference with the win under head coach Nate Vogle.

Sophomore guard Patrycja Jaworska paced the Pioneers on both offense and defense, netting a team-high 19 points to go with five assists and seven steals.

Lucia Salazar added 14 points, four rebounds and five assists for the winners, while Bre Moea’i scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds.

Lake Region kept it close, leading 14-13 after one quarter. MCC edged ahead 34-30 by halftime, and pulled away late in the fourth quarter.

Stephanie Miller led Lake Region State with a game-high 23 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Jordyn Worley and Dani Schwanke contributed 13 points apiece.

MCC returns home to play the North Dakota State College of Science on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Pioneers own a pair of double-digit wins over NDSCS, which is in third place in the eight-team Mon-Dak Conference, two games behind the league-leading Pioneers.

— by Star Staff

Pioneer men lose early lead, fall 86-66 to Lake Region

The Miles Community College men’s basketball team dropped an 86-66 decision to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, North Dakota, on Wednesday.

Miles head coach Chase Tait got a double-double from freshman post player Gedeon Buzangu, who scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds.

But it wasn’t enough to overcome the Royals, who got double-figure scoring from five players to improve to 18-7 overall and 6-2 in the Mon-Dak Conference, a game behind league-leading Williston State in the standings.

Issac Abergut led the Pioneers in scoring with 16 points, while DA Wyche added 14 points and dished out a gamehigh nine assists.

The Pioneers led by 10 points early in the first half, but trailed 43-36 at the break.

Zac Olson and Dalton Prouty led the Royals with 12 points apiece, while TJ Mickelsen and Jordan Lynn added 11 points each and Lamarr Wood contributed 10 points.

MCC slipped to 11-14 overall and 3-6 in the Mon-Dak Conference with the loss.

The Pioneers host the North Dakota State College of Science at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Kailey Gymnasium.

— by Star Staff

MCC volleyball team signs outside hitter from Havre

Kadyn Acor, a 6-foot outside hitter from Havre, will join the Miles Community College volleyball team for the 2019-20 season, according to an MCC news release.

Acor was an all-conference honorable mention last season at Havre High School, logging 98 kills, 22 sets and 16.5 blocks.

“Kadyn rounds out our offensive recruiting class for the fall 2019-20 season,” Pioneer head coach Chase Soennichsen said. “She brings a lot of talent and power to our scheme.”

A visit to MCC clinched Acor’s decision. “I felt right at home and that’s what I was looking for,” she said. “I also like that it is a smaller school with such a great community.”

Acor is the daughter of Angie Acor of LaGrande, Oregon and Cameron Acor of Idaho Falls, Idaho. She will work toward a degree in elementary education while at MCC.

— by Star Staff

Resurgent Nets beat Nuggets despite Jokik’s triple-double

NEW YORK (AP) — D’Angelo Russell had 27 points and 11 assists, and Brooklyn surpassed last season’s win total by beating Denver 135-130 on Wednesday.

Russell made six of the Nets’ 19 3-pointers, one game after they made only five as a team in their poorest shooting performance of the season.

DeMarre Carroll added 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Brooklyn (29-27), which got two key injured players back and led by 21 points in ending a three-game skid. Joe Harris scored 17 points and Treveon Graham had 16, with four 3-pointers.

Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in his 10th triple-double of the season for the Nuggets, who have lost two straight games to fall out of a tie for the Western Conference lead.

MLB: No evidence of workplace misconduct by Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — Major League Baseball says its independent investigation found no credible evidence to support claims of disparaging comments and discriminatory treatment by members of the Seattle Mariners front office. MLB released a statement saying the investigation found the Mariners did not violate baseball’s “workplace code of conduct, or applicable anti-discrimination law,” in the treatment of Lorena Martin or in her termination by the club. Martin was the club’s director of high performance for one season, then was fired following the 2018 season.

The investigation also concluded there was no evidence to support Martin’s claims that general manager Jerry Dipoto, director of player development Andy McKay and manager Scott Servais had made disparaging comments against Latino players. The Mariners have denied Martin’s claims since they were first made.

The investigation was conducted by Epstein Becker Green, a law firm specializing in labor and employment matters. MLB said the firm’s lawyers interviewed 17 potential witnesses, including Martin. Martin has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the team.