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Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball December 15-16

Monday, December 17, 2018

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Pilots Flight Report: Women's Basketball December 15-16

This weekend marked the first conference meetings between Turtle Mountain and Providence since the Pilots re-entry into the NIAC. The teams didn’t face each other in last years season. Head coach Joel Coursey’s coaching record has been poor against Turtle Mountain in non-conference play over his career at 1-4, with the only win coming at home.

Game #1
GAME: Providence Pilots (6-9) vs Turtle Mountain Community College Mighty Mikinocks (2-2)
SCORE: W 88-56
DATE: 12/15/2018
LOCATION: Belcourt, ND

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Taylor Goodbrandson 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast
Megan Wiebe 21 Pts, 4 Ast, 2 Blk, 3 Stl

Game #2
GAME: Providence Pilots (7-9) vs Turtle Mountain Community College Mighty Mikinocks (2-3)
SCORE: W 68-60
DATE: 12/16/2018
LOCATION: Belcourt, ND

PILOTS KEY CONTRIBUTORS:
Taylor Goodbrandson 16 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl
Megan Wiebe 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk, 3 Stl

FROM THE COACH:
I always expect Turtle Mountain to be tough competition, especially when they play at home. They have a short bench, which I know has held them back. I expect with 1 or 2 more players added second semester, they will be a scary team. I am glad that we don’t have to play them a 3rd time this season in Belcourt. Faith Dionne garners a lot of attention at 6’2” and we knew she would get hers, but DeCoteau and Poitra contributed both nights and especially in our tight game two. I was happy with how our team was able to stick to our game plan on both nights and I believe the score was more indicative of our shooting percentage then our effort or execution. It has been great to see young players step up again this weekend. Megan Wiebe was excellent for us and Natalya Reimer carried her own as well. I don’t believe we would have won both games if it wasn’t for the consistent play and leadership of our seniors. Taylor Goodbrandson carried our offense with 37 points on the weekend.

PLAYER’S VIEW:
“We prepared all week for these games and it greatly showed in game one this weekend. With few numbers on our bench we were able to adapt and play hard to get a win. As for the second game, Turtle Mountain came out stronger and with a greater desire to win, resulting in us playing from behind for most of the first 3 quarters. We stuck with the game plan and slowly chipped away at their lead. We hit some important free throws late, allowing us to pull out our second win of the weekend. We have a week off before beginning our prep for Sisseton Wahepton, our first opponent of the second semester. We look to continue our win streak and grow stronger as a team.” (Taylor Goodbrandson, 4th year guard)

NEXT UP: Sisseton Wahepton College Mustangs (3-1)
DATE: January 11, 12
LOCATION: Otterburne, MB

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Author - Tory Walker

Tory Walker

Coordinator of Athletics Information

Tory serves as the Coordinator of Athletics Information and the Head Coach for Women's Soccer.