NORFOLK, Neb. – The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team had no problem with Little Priest Tribal College on Monday night.
From start to finish, the Hawks (10-2) kept their foot on the pedal, posting a 120-53 victory at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
The Hawks allowed less than 20 points each quarter, thanks to a sound defensive effort that held the Warriors to only 32 percent shooting from the field.
Northeast led 64-32 at halftime and never looked back as seven players scored double digits. Beth Matas (Girona, Spain) paced the Hawks with 20 points, while Julia Carbonell (Barcelona, Spain) added 18. Hannah Kasik (Leigh, Neb.) had a career night with 13 points and eight rebounds. Kyla Moore (Norfolk, Neb.) recorded 12 points, while Macey Kulhanek (Howells, Neb.), Katarina Zagorac (Novi Sad, Serbia) and Emina Hadzihusejnovic (Mostar, Bosnia) each had 10.
The Hawks shot 55 percent from the field, 47 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free-throw line.
The Hawks are back in action on Friday when they compete in the Iowa Western Classic against Lake Region State College at 1 p.m. in Council Bluffs, Iowa, followed by a 1 p.m. battle with Snow College on Saturday.
NORFOLK, Neb. – Down by four points at halftime, the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team tallied 69 points in the final half to cruise past Little Priest Tribal College, 110-88 on Monday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
The Hawks (6-5) built a 22-point lead in the second half and never looked back as five players scored double-digit points.
Emmette Page (Crystal, Minn.) tallied 29 points, five assists and five steals to lead Northeast on offense. Asher Scavella (Nassau, Bahamas) had one of his best nights in a Hawks uniform, tallying a double-double with 19 points and 10 boards, while Oyiti Amum (Melbourne, Australia) added 16 points. Zack James (Norfolk, Neb.) and Daniel Akuei (Melbourne, Australia) had 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The Hawks shot 51 percent from the field, 43 percent from the three-point line and 75 percent from the charity stripe.
Northeast squares off with York College JV at 7 p.m. Friday in Norfolk.