FORT DODGE, Iowa – Despite leading by two points at the end of the first half, the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team couldn’t hold off the Iowa Central Community College men’s basketball team on Wednesday night.
The Hawks (1-6, 1-6 ICCAC) tallied only 38 points in the second half, falling to the Tritons, 98-83 in ICCAC play in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Northeast was firing on all cylinders for much of the first half, but a strong-bench performance by the Tritons proved to be the difference.
Michael Anderson (Lincoln, Neb.) led the Hawks with 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Evan Decker (Omaha, Neb.) tallied 18 points, while Jared Lopez (Lincoln, Neb.) had 13 points. Devin Ross (Cartersville, Ga.) added 11 points and six rebounds, while Justin Hiser (Grand Island, Neb.) pitched in eight points and seven boards.
The Hawks square off with Southeastern Community College at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
FORT DODGE, Iowa – A double-double from Ashley Hassett (Hershey, Neb.) and a high-scoring third quarter pushed the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team to victory on Wednesday night.
The Hawks (5-2, 4-2 ICCAC) shot 47 percent from the field en route to a 73-53 victory over Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
After coming out of halftime with a seven-point lead, the Hawks outscored the Tritons 23-8 in the third quarter. The Hawks held steady in the final quarter to keep the home team from gaining any momentum.
Hassett finished with 23 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals on 7-of-10 shooting from the field. Taylor Peter (Chambers, Neb.) added 19 points and eight boards, while Patricija Peric (Zagreb, Croatia) had nine points and five rebounds.
The Hawks battle Southeastern Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.