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Three-Point Shooting Keys UTTC Women's Basketball Win Over Dakota College at Bottineau

The Thunderbirds advance to their fifth Region XIII Championship since 2016

The United Tribes Technical College women's basketball team surpassed a season-high 17 three-pointers to help pick up its sixth win, in the last seven games, against Dakota College at Bottineau, 97-78, on Wednesday night at the James Henry Gymasium.

With the win, UTTC improves to 12-16 (10-12 Mon-Dak) on the season. The vistory moves the Thunderbirds into the Region XIII Championship game on Sunday, against Gogebic College (8-14).

Tyleigh Brady paced the Thunderbirds with a season-high 22 points and four rebounds. Alionna Lawrence poured in a season-high 18 points, including 4-of-6 from deep, while Myona Dauphinais narrowly missed a double-double with 16 points, eight assists, and four steals. Sunnie Belgarde contributed huge minutes off the bench with 10 points, going 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.

As a team, the Thunderbirds drained a season-high 17 three pointers on 32 attempts. UTTC registered a season-best 53.1 three-point field goal percentage with eight different players hitting at least one triple. It marked a career-best three-point percentage in a single-game since 2021. The Thunderbirds shot 57.7 percent from beyond the arc at Turtle Mountain Community College on Nov. 2, 2021.

UTTC also handed out a season-high 29 assists with seven players distributing at least one. Myona Dauphinais paced the Thunderbirds tying a career-high eight assists, while Tyleigh Brady added seven and Lawrence dishing out four.

UTTC will be back in action in the Region XIII Championship in Ironwood, Michigan Sunday. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. CST.


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