NORFOLK, Neb. – Kyla Moore (Norfolk, Neb.) had one of the best nights of her career on Wednesday evening.
The sophomore recorded a career-high 26 points, to go along with six steals as the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team topped (RV) North Dakota State College of Science, 59-57 at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
It wasn’t easy for the Hawks (13-2) as they tallied just eight points in the first quarter. But, Moore went to work in the second quarter as she went tallied 11 of the 15 points scored by Northeast.
Down by six points after halftime, the Northeast defense held the potent Wildcat offense to only eight points as the Hawks managed to score 17, thanks to two contested 3-pointers by Macey Kulhanek (Howells, Neb.).
The fourth quarter was a seesaw battle as both teams traded shot-for-shot. However, back-to-back 3-pointers by Breanna Stouffer (David City, Neb.) and Moore gave the Hawks the advantage they needed to hold off NDSCS in the final minutes of the game.
Kulhanek added 10 points off the bench, while Beth Matas (Girona, Spain) pitched in nine points and six assists.
The Hawks are back in action Mount Marty College JV for a 5 p.m. contest on Friday in Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Neb. – Despite taking a three-point lead at halftime, the Northeast Community College men’s basketball team scored only 22 points in the second half as North Dakota State College of Science toppled the Hawks, 85-61 on Wednesday at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
The Hawks (8-6) forced 11 Wildcat turnovers, while only committing three in the first half. However, the second half was a different story. Northeast ultimately turned the ball over 11 times, while only shooting 29 percent from the field compared to 62 percent by NDSCS in the second half.
Asher Scavella (Nassau, Bahamas) tallied 14 points and eight rebounds, while Michael Anderson (Lincoln, Neb.) added 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field.
The Hawks shot 35 percent from the field and 73 percent from the charity stripe.
Northeast welcomes Mount Marty College JV for a 7 p.m. battle on Friday night in Norfolk.