(Glendive, MT) The Pioneers made the short trip to Glendive, MT to face the Bucs of Dawson Community College in a conference rivalry game on Monday evening. The Pioneers stuck with the Bucs and kept it close in a very slow starting first half. The halftime score saw the Pioneers trailing by 15, 22-37. The Bucs came out hot in the second half and the Pioneers were unable to answer, as the Bucs would extend the lead throughout the half. Turnovers were the difference in the game. The Pioneers had 36 turnovers, which accounted for 32 of DCC's points. The Pioneers would drop this one, 57-80.
DA Wyche led the Pioneers in scoring with 16, followed by Issac Abergut with 14 and Akeemis Williams with 12. Gedeon Buzangu had nine rebounds to lead the Pioneers, followed by Abergut and AK Kuany, each with seven. Wyche had six assists to lead MCC.
The Pioneers will be in action again on Thursday night at home against the Mystics of Bismarck State at 7:30 pm.