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Northeast Men and Women win Monday contests

Northeast Men and Women win Monday contests

NORFOLK, Neb. – All five starters for the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team scored in double figures as the Hawks cruised over Quakerdale Prep Academy 122-64 on Monday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.

Scoring wasn’t an issue for the Hawks as they took a 71-37 lead heading into halftime. In the first half alone, Northeast shot a blistering 66 percent from the field and 60 percent from three-point land.

“I thought we shot the ball well tonight,” head coach Dan Anderson said. “We were able to jump on them fairly quickly and got to play a lot of guys. Now we need to get ready for NIACC on Friday.”

The Hawks (6-4) held the Eagles to 30 percent shooting from the field in the contest, while Northeast finished shooting 59 percent from the field.

Northeast was led by 6-foot-9 freshman Luke Rollman (Humphrey, Neb.) as he had a career-high 20 points and 11 rebounds, good for a double-double.

Emmette Page (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) added 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field. Joel Ufele (London, United Kingdom) had 16 points, six rebounds and four assists, while Junior Oscar (St. Helens, United Kingdom) chipped in 15 points.

Sharp-shooting sophomore Seth Coatta (Minnetonka, Minn.) had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists. Moses Byekwaso (London, United Kingdom) added 12 points, while Daniel Akuei (Melbourne, Australia) had a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds and Ben Moxness (Scribner, Neb.) tallied 10 points off the bench.

The Northeast men will compete in the Great Western Classic at 3 p.m. Friday, taking on North Iowa Area Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

STERLING, Colo. – Sophomore Irene Sanz (Vilassar de Mar, Spain) was the go-to scoring threat for the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team on Monday.

Backed by a 25-point performance that included nine rebounds, Sanz helped the Hawks (6-3) score 24 points in the final quarter to defeat Northeastern Junior College 79-71 at the Bank of Colorado Event Center in Sterling, Colo.

Earlier in the month, Northeastern topped the Hawks in Norfolk by the final of 71-60. The second time around, it was the Hawks that came out on top, but it wasn’t easy after scoring just seven points in the third quarter.

“This was a good win on the road,” head coach Matt Svehla said. “We had a great second quarter and had a double-digit lead at the half. Our third quarter was rough as NJC got going. I was proud of our ability to weather through their runs and not cave in. We played a solid fourth quarter on both ends of the court.”

Lauren Hunstad (Parker, S.D.) picked right up where she left off, scoring 15 points, while grabbing five boards. Freshman Kyla Moore (Norfolk, Neb.) pitched in 10 points, while Eriana Brown (Des Moines, Iowa) and Jade Blackburn (Surrey, England) each had nine points.

The Hawks shot 46 percent from the field, 46 percent from three-point land and 65 percent from the charity stripe.

Northeast hits the road to compete in the Great Western Classic, taking on North Iowa Area Community College at 1 p.m., Friday in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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