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Pioneers win 8th straight, beat Caldwell CC

Pioneers win 8th straight, beat Caldwell CC

Sophomore Jalen Nesbitt scored 17 of his 19 points in the first half to help lead the 9th ranked Pioneers to a 61-56 victory over Caldwell Community College. With the win, SMC improves to 8-0 on the season. 

The Pioneers overcame their worst shooting night of the season, but got just enough stops to get the win. For the game, SMC shot just 39% from the field. Also in double figures for the Pioneers were Travis Black and Ronell Crockett. Black scored 11 points and dished out a team high 5 assists, while Crockett also scored 11 points. Nesbitt also pulled down a team high 7 rebounds. 

"We did just enough to pull out the win," said head coach Jeff Brookman. "Caldwell did a good job of changing defenses the entire night. I think this game was good for us. We did not play our best but found a way to grind it out."

The Pioneers return to action on Tuesday when they travel to take on Walters State Community  College at 7 PM