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Thunderbirds close out regular season
2 March 2006
By Alden Spoonhunter, UTTC Sports Information

BISMARCK - The United Tribes Thunderbirds were upset February 21 by the BSC Mystics, 104-91, to close out their home game regular season.

Pat Cole
Pat Cole gets the hoop and the foul against BSC at the Bismarck Civic Center.

      The loss put Tribes in second place in Region 13, paring them with Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, Michigan in the first round of the regional tournament March 5 - 6 in Bottineau. The Thunderbirds had defeated BSC two weeks earlier 97-93.

      Pat Cole had a game-high 28 points in the loss followed by Wesley Bearstail with 14. The game was played in the Bismarck Civic Center. Eric Aims Back, Matt Red Bear, Cole Glade and Dugan Traversie all scored 9 points each. Andy Bachmeier led the Mystics with 24.

      On the same night, the Lady T-Birds fell to a very strong BSC women's team, 99-37. Brydget Rogers lead UTTC with 14. Whitney Hale had 11. Tracy Jochim scored a game high 32 for BSC.

      The Lady Thunderbirds meet BSC in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m. at the BSC Armory.

      In other games in February, the Lady T-birds fell to BSC, 95-34, on February 8. Brydget Rogers scored 21 to lead UTTC. Whitney Hale contributed 10. The Mystics were lead by Tracy Jochim's game high 29.

Kelly Pourier
Kelly Pourier tries going right against a strong BSC defense.

      The Lady T-Birds fared a little better against MSU-Bottineau on February 12, coming out on the short end of 76-49 conference match up. Brydget Rogers scored 16 and had 2 steals. Meagan Eagle Staff had 10 points, and Whitney Hale and Kelly Pourier both had 8. Rossi Trottier lead the Lady Lumberjacks with 12.

      The T-Bird men defeated MSU-Bottineau, 81-78, on the road on February 12. Matt Red Bear shot 7/10 from 3 point range scoring a game high 27. Eric Aims Back had 17, Lornie Pinnecoose 11, and Pat Cole 10 points.


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