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Northeast Women pick up season opening win over Northeastern

Northeast Women pick up season opening win over Northeastern

NORFOLK, Neb. – Sophomore Kyla Moore (Norfolk, Neb.) stepped up in big ways for the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team on Saturday night.

Moore’s 20-point performance propelled the Hawks (1-0) to their first win of the season over Northeastern Junior College, 75-64 at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.

Both teams had a slow start out of the gates, however the Hawks managed to score 25 points in the second quarter to take a 33-25 lead heading into halftime.

Coming out of the break, Northeast pushed their lead to 22 points, thanks to a Katarina Zagorac (Novi Sad, Serbia) 3-pointer. Northeast kept its foot on the pedal for the rest of the quarter and ultimately took a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter.

The Plainswomen wouldn’t go down without a fight until Beth Matas (Girona, Spain) hit a jumper in the lane, followed by a layup from Moore and a 3-pointer to put the game out of reach for Northeastern.

Breanna Stouffer (David City, Neb.) tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and five steals, while Matas recorded 13 points and six assists. Emina Hadzihusejnovic (Mostar, Bosnia) added 11 points.

The Hawks shot 43 percent from the field and 43 percent from the three-point line.

Northeast travels to Cloud County Community College for a 6 p.m. matchup on Tuesday in Concordia, Kan.

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