Tetons vs MCC Women’s Basketball Pre-Game Primer
The Williston State Tetons head back on the road today as they head down the home stretch in the Mon-Dak Conference.
Starting the evening off will be the Women's game, which tips off at 6:30 pm CST in Miles City. The Tetons are looking to make a season sweep against the Pioneers .
The last time these two teams clashed earlier in the season in Williston, the Tetons won came away with a 28 point win by the final of 70-42.
Miles comes into the game winners of their last two against Tribes and Bottineau. The 9-17 Pioneers (6-11 Mon-Dak) could solidify their grasp on 6th place in the conference standings.
Miles is averaging 61.5 points per game while hitting 38.4% of their shots from the field, and 27.1% from beyond the arc.
Jessica Tomkins leads the way in scoring, pouring in 13 points per game, with India Blyth (11.3 ppg) also contribute to the Pioneers offensive output.
Williston State comes into the game 15-8 (11-5 Mon-Dak) overall on the season, and are looking to rebound from a loss last week against Lake Region State, and also keep pace for a first round bye in the Mon-Dak Conference. The team is averaging 65.9 points per game, while shooting 42.5% overall and 28.8% from deep.
Tetons are led in scoring by Emily Kurkowsky with 14.8 points per game, and just outside of the the double digit club is fellow sophomore guard Hayley Macdonald (9.8 ppg).
Three things to watch for:
1. Consistency: Last week was ups and down for the Tetons, a Gutsy win at home against BSC, and then unable to fend off a scorching hot shooting Lake Region State squad. As we head down the home stretch Williston State needs to make sure to lock in for all four quarters to prepare themselves for when the stakes get higher in the post season.
2. Good Looks: The last two games have seen teems face guarding Emily Kurkowsky, trying their best to negate her on the offensive end. While that may open things up for other players on the court, they need to execute on the floor to either force the defense to work harder, or to change thusly opening up more opportunities for Kurkowsky.
3. Inside Dominance: The Tetons have the skill, size, and depth to dominate games inside from wire to wire. Against the Royals, Yasmin Butler had 10 points on 5/5 shooting from the field, but finished with those same 10 points on 5/7 shooting. Adding in De Le Fuentes, Labatte, and Hisbadhorse, The Tetons look to impose their will on the low block.
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