Miles City, Mont.—The Gillette College Pronghorn basketball teams quickly brushed off the snow and took to the hardwood in winning fashion Saturday night. Both the men’s and women’s teams got victories against the Miles Community College squads. The Pronghorn women (14-2) won 60-51 over the Lady Pioneers. The Pronghorn men (8-6) were victorious by a score of 71-62 in Miles City.
The women played Saturday night’s game with a short-handed roster, as Chelsie Mudgett and Chelsey Pitt were out. Pitt was out due to turf toe that she had incurred earlier in the week during practice and may be out for a couple more weeks because of it.
With the injuries, Breanna Thomas and Chelsea Ullery were given the starting nods for the game, in addition to Kiela Garner, Keke Wright and Freya Newton.
Thomas, who prior to the winter break had a great end to the first half of the season, started where she left off. She scored eight points in the game behind Newton and Wright, who had 19 and ten points, respectively. Christina Davis and Halli Stocklin both had a great night off the bench, as they both scored seven points in the game.
The Pronghorns ability to shoot from the floor is what pushed them ahead. Gillette College made 45.1 percent of its field goals and was 7-12 from beyond the arc. Every one of those were needed, as the Pronghorns fouled often. Gillette College was called for 21 fouls and Miles Community College took advantage of it, as it made 74.1 percent of its shots from the foul line.
Newton had the game-high of 19 points and Tess Blaquiere had the team-high for Miles Community College of 14 points.
In the men's game, an all-around team effort by the Pronghorns willed them to a win. Myles Henry finished with a double-double and Andre Marquez and Urb Bingham put up double digits on the scoreboard.
The Pronghorns ability to make free throws was the difference-maker in the contest, as they made 72.2 percent of their shots from the line. Another key stat for Gillette College was the number of turnovers they committed. The Pronghorns finished with 15 on the night, closer to what Head Coach Shawn Neary expects to see in order to consistently win games.
Tiron Brown of Miles Community College led all players with 32 points and Henry led the Pronghorns with 19 points.
Both Pronghorn teams go back on the road Wednesday to take on the Western Wyoming Community College teams in Rock Springs. The women play at 5:30pm, the men at 7:30pm.
Pronghorn Women Scoring Summary
Freya Newton- 19
Keke Wright- 10
Breanna Thomas- 8
Halli Stocklin- 7
Christina Davis- 7
Kiela Garner- 5
Matty Jolovich- 4
Pronghorn Men Scoring Summary
Myles Henry- 19
Andre Marquez- 15
Urb Bingham- 14
Eric Wise- 8
Traavontis Richardson- 5
Mitch Clarke- 5
Dwight Anderson- 3
Jayden Walsh- 2
To hear both GC Pronghorn basketball games with WWCC in Rock Springs on Wednesday, January 9th just click hear http://www.wwcc.cc.wy.us/athletics/broadcast.htm