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Northeast Men and Women Top Morningside JV

Northeast Men and Women Top Morningside JV
Northeast Community College player Moses Byekwaso (3) keeps the ball away from Morningside College JV’s Matthew Hahn (24) during Monday night’s men’s basketball game in Norfolk. The Hawks defeated the Mustangs 91-54 to move their record to 4-2 on the season. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

NORFOLK, NE – The Northeast men’s basketball team got back on the winning track last night in their defeat of Morningside College JV. The Hawks bested the Mustangs 91-54 to move their record to 4-2 on the season.

Allen Anderson led the Hawks with 22 points and three rebounds. Steve Wooten chipped in 17 points and eight rebounds. Moses Byekwaso added 15 points and nine boards, while Melkisedek Moreaux totaled 12 points and nine boards.

The Hawks will travel to Minnesota this weekend for a series of road games. Saturday, they take on Central Lakes College in Brainerd, and on Sunday, they will face University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The Minnesota trip wraps up Monday with a game against Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington. All games are set for 7 p.m.

Northeast Community College player Sierra Bell takes the ball down the court during the Northeast-Morningside College JV game Monday night in Norfolk. The Hawks defeated the Mustangs, 77-70. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

NORFOLK, NE – In their third game in four days, the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team netted another win. The Hawks defeated Morningside College JV, 77-70.

“We looked mentally and physically tired,” said Matt Svehla, Northeast coach. “We had too many possessions where we just were not very sharp on either end of the court. I will give Morningside credit because they did a good job on the defensive end of the court, and their offense had us on our heels. We did some nice things, too, but we need to be more fundamentally sound and play more consistent.”

Mykala Baylor had an impressive night on the glass, tallying 21 points and 20 rebounds. Sierra Bell totaled 16 points, five rebounds and eight assists. Jade Blackburn and Lauren Hunstad had eight points each.

Jenna Heine led the Mustangs with 19 points and seven rebounds.

Northeast (6-0) is back in action on Friday when they travel to North Platte Community College for a 5 p.m. game.

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