NORFOLK, Neb. – A last-second 3-pointer from freshman Ben Moxness (Scribner, Neb.) rimmed out at the buzzer, giving Morningside College JV a 57-55 victory over the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team on Monday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
After taking a seven-point lead heading into halftime, the Hawks’ offense managed just 27 points in the second half. Late in the half, the Mustangs totaled six-straight points that left Northeast (12-12, 1-4 ICCAC) searching for answers. With 2:47 to play, Daniel Akuei (Melbourne, Australia) hit a layup and Moses Byekwaso (London, United Kingdom) made 1-of-2 free throws, but the Hawks’ offense went cold for the remainder of the game.
Byekwaso led the Hawks with 15 points and six rebounds. Akuei chipped in eight points and 10 boards, while Joel Ufele (London, United Kingdom) had six points and 11 rebounds.
The Hawks battle No. 11 Indian Hills Community College at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Neb. – The game didn’t go quite as planned on Monday night for the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team. The Hawks fell to Morningside College JV 84-76 at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
It was a back-and-forth affair for much of the first quarter, until the Mustangs took a 10-point lead in the second quarter, ultimately holding that lead heading into halftime.
The Mustangs never let up in the second half, but the Hawks (13-9, 1-1 ICCAC) wouldn’t go down without a fight. Northeast trailed by just four points with under three minutes to play, but the Mustangs built another 10-point lead to keep the Hawks from mounting another comeback.
Teagan Pompa (Elgin, Ill.) hit four 3-pointers, leading the Hawks in scoring with 14 points and four rebounds. Kyla Moore (Norfolk, Neb.) and Irene Sanz (Vilassar de Mar, Spain) added 12 points apiece. Emina Hadzihusejnovic (Mostar, Bosnia) was 5-for-5 from the field for 10 points and four boards.
Northeast welcomes Iowa Western Community College to Norfolk for a 5 p.m., tip-off on Saturday night at the Cox Activities Center.