COLUMBUS, Neb. – Backed by a season-high 31 points from Emmette Page (Brooklyn Park, Minn.) the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team overcame a five-point deficit at halftime to defeat Central Community College 81-73 Wednesday night at the Raider Fieldhouse in Columbus, Neb.
Despite playing only 26 minutes due to foul trouble, the freshman point-guard had no problem burying eight 3-pointers on 11-of-18 shooting from the field. Page also recorded four rebounds and two assists in the win.
Caleb Rihanek (Spencer, Neb.) tallied 15 points and five rebounds, while Seth Coatta (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Joel Ufele (London, United Kingdom) notched 12 points, four boards and two blocks.
The Hawks (11-10) shot 44 percent from the field, while holding Central to 39 percent.
Northeast returns to conference action Saturday night as they welcome Marshalltown Community College for a 7 p.m. tip-off at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
COLUMBUS, Neb. – The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team overcame a three-point deficit after the first quarter and never looked backed, cruising over Highway 81-rival Central Community College 66-52 on Wednesday night at the Raider Fieldhouse in Columbus, Neb.
Despite a slow start, the Hawks (12-8) outscored the Raiders in the final three quarters, thanks to a 14-point performance from sharp-shooting sophomore Irene Sanz (Vilassar de Mar, Spain). Sanz sank three 3-pointers, while recording five rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Lauren Hunstad (Parker, S.D.) continued to be a strong presence on the floor in her second year with the Hawks. She added 13 points and four rebounds. Teagan Pompa (Elgin, Ill.) and Caitlin Orton (Mills, Neb.) chipped in nine points. Orton had a near double-double with 11 rebounds and three steals in 20 minutes of action.
Northeast jumps back into conference play on Saturday night, hosting Marshalltown Community College for a 5 p.m. tip-off at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.