NORFOLK, Neb. – A 23-point effort by Seth Coatta (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Moses Byekwaso (London, United Kingdom) propelled the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team to victory on Tuesday night at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
The Hawks were able to fend off the Southeast Community College Storm 83-81 to grab their fifth win of the season.
The Hawks (5-4) took a 10-point lead into halftime, but Southeast wouldn’t go down without a fight, recording 52 points in the second half.
A strong defensive effort by the Hawks in the first half, limited the Storm from connecting on shots from three-point land, shooting just 29 percent. On the opposite end of the floor, Northeast shot 44 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc.
Along with 23 points, Coatta added seven boards, three steals and two assists, while Byekwaso had four steals, four assists and two rebounds.
Freshman Ben Moxness (Scribner, Neb.) had 10 points in eight minutes of action. Daniel Akuei (Melbourne, Australia) was just shy of a double-double with 19 boards and nine points.
The Hawks welcome Quakerdale Prep Academy for a 7 p.m. tip-off on Monday in Norfolk. Quakerdale Prep is a post-secondary basketball program located in New Providence, Iowa.
NORFOLK, Neb. – Fueled by a 24-point performance from Lauren Hunstad (Parker, S.D.) the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team cruised past Southeast Community College 89-49 on Tuesday night at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk, Neb.
The Hawks (5-3) managed to take an early 13-point lead at the end of the first quarter and ultimately taking a 17-point lead into halftime.
Northeast came out of the break firing on all cylinders to record 24 points in the third quarter and 28 points in the fourth to put the game out of reach for the Storm.
Northeast held the Storm to just 28 percent shooting from the field. The Hawks shot 42 percent from the field and 36 percent from beyond the arc. Northeast out-rebounded Southeast 52-25, led by Kori Fischer (South Sioux City, Neb.) with 10 boards.
Irene Sanz (Vilassar de Mar, Spain), Macey Kulhanek (Howells, Neb.), Blake Mann (Burwell, Neb.) and Teagan Pompa (Elgin, Ill.) all chipped in nine points each in the win.
The Hawks hit the road on Monday, taking on Northeastern Junior College at 4 p.m., in Sterling, Colo.