NORFOLK, NE – Steve Wooten had 22 points and nine rebounds in leading Northeast Community College to a 78-59 win over the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSC) in the Cox Activities Center here Tuesday night.
The Hawks trailed once with 30 seconds off the clock, but took control with its defense, points in transition, and points in the paint. Northeast took a 41-24 lead into the half and never let up.
Wooten also went 10-10 from the free throw line. Melkisedek Moreaux added a double-double of his own with 12 points and 18 boards. Jeremiah Codden added 13 points as well.
The Hawks (8-6) will be back in action on Friday when it hosts Lake Region Community College at the Cox Activity Center. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
NORFOLK, NE – The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team started off slow and could not catch the energy of the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) here Monday, and suffered its first loss of the season, 66-51.
Hawks Coach Matt Svehla said NDSCS brought good energy into the game and played solid defense.
“We did not match them at all in that category, particularly during the first five minutes of the game. Our ball movement was poor and we looked like we did not want to play basketball.”
Despite a tough first quarter, Northeast battled its way back and had the game within five points with
six-minutes remaining in the game.
“We just couldn’t get any closer and ended up having to foul them down the stretch,” Svehla said. “Our slow start really hurt us; and we need to learn from this. You can’t take a night off when you are playing a competitive team like NDSCS.”
The Hawks were led by Sierra Bell with 12 points, followed by Judit Valls with nine and eight from Baileigh Nuzum. Irene Sanz finished with seven points followed by six points from Mykala Baylor.
Northeast (11-1) will next face the St. Thomas JV in the Iowa Western Community College Classic on Friday at 5 p.m. in Council Bluffs, IA.