IOWA FALLS, Iowa – The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team didn’t allow Ellsworth Community College to score more than 12 points in a single quarter on Thursday night.
The Hawks (8-4, 7-4 ICCAC), cruised past the Panthers, 78-40 at the Dittmer Gymnasium in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Ashley Hassett (Hershey, Neb.) recorded 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field and 12 rebounds, while Taylor Peter (Chambers, Neb.) added 21 points and eight boards. Patricija Peric (Zagreb, Croatia) had 12 points and six rebounds.
The Hawks got to work right away in the first quarter, outscoring the home team 22-8. A stout defensive effort gave Northeast a 46-19 advantage at halftime. The Hawks later poured on 13 points in third quarter and 19 in the fourth, while holding the Panthers to only 21 points in the second half.
The Hawks battle Iowa Western Community College at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Reiver Arena in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
IOWA FALLS, Iowa – Five days ago, Michael Anderson (Lincoln, Neb.) netted a career-high 32 points against Kirkwood Community College.
On Thursday night, he broke the five-day-old record, tallying 34 points as the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team topped Ellsworth Community College, 72-63 in Iowa Falls, Iowa.
Anderson shot 12-of-24 from the field, while adding seven rebounds. Evan Decker (Omaha, Neb.) added 17 points and eight boards. He ranks No. 6 at the NJCAA DI level in total points with 249. The Hawks (3-9, 3-9 ICCAC) took a 12-point lead into halftime and had just enough offensive firepower to take care of the Panthers.
Ben Tew (Cheshire, England) tallied eight points and 12 rebounds. The Hawks shot 41 percent from the field in the victory.
The Hawks welcome No. 8 Indian Hills Community College for a 3 p.m. ICCAC showdown at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.