What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (9-1 overall) returns to action Tuesday at Rochester Community Technical College (4-1) in Rochester, Minn. Game time is set for 8 p.m. The Trojans open ICCAC play at Kirkwood Community College on Friday and host Madison Area Technical College on Sunday.
Last time out: NIACC stopped the Luther College junior varsity 90-58 on Nov. 26 in Decorah. Sophomore Chris Davis (Colorado Springs, Col,) led the Trojans with 27 points. Freshman David Humphries (Adelaide, Australia) scored 16 points and had 10 assists.
In the rankings: NIACC moved up to No. 3 in the NJCAA Division II men’s basketball poll released last week. No. 1 Mott Community College (Michigan) (5-0) beat Lansing Community College 71-47 on Nov. 28. Mott plays at Owens Community College on Wednesday. No. 2 Louisburg College (North Carolina) (10-0) beat Lenoir Community College 114-87 on Nov. 28 and plays at Guilford Technical Community College on Saturday.
Stellar statistics: Sophomore Josiah Lee (Peyton, Col.) is second in the nation in steals (4.3 per game) and the Trojans rank second in the nation as a team with 18.9 steals per game … Davis is seventh in the nation in steals (4.1 per game) and 16th in scoring (21.9 points per game) … Humphries is 17th in the nation in steals per game (3.4) and 21st in rebounds per game (9.8).
Above average: The Trojans average 90.1 points per contest, which ranks 12th in the nation. Davis averages 21.9 ppg; Humphries 18.6 ppg; Mike Wagner (LaPort, Ind.) is at 11.4 ppg; Sam Skogen (Mason City, Iowa) is at 8.7 ppg; Matthew Don (London, England) is at 8.2 and Mohamed Mohamed (Minneapolis) is at 8.1.
What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (3-5 overall) returns to action Tuesday at Rochester Community Technical College (2-2) in Rochester, Minn. Game time is set for 6 p.m. The Lady Trojans also host Madison Tech on Sunday.
Last time out: The Lady Trojans dropped a 59-46 decision to the Grand View junior varsity in Des Moines on Nov. 26. Lateeka Thompson (freshman, Burnsville, Minn.) led the Lady Trojans with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Among the leaders: Thompson is fourth in the ICCAC in scoring (13.2 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (8.4 per game) … Lashae Brooks (freshman, Nett Lake, Minn.) is fourth in the league in rebounding (8.5 per game), second in field-goal percentage (40 of 77 for 51.9 percent) and second in blocked shots (17) … Taylor Bianchi (freshman, Monroe, Iowa) is tied for fifth in the league with 13 3-point goals and Emily Bell (freshman, Algona) is tied for seventh with 12 3-point goals.
What’s next: The NIACC wrestling team returns to action Jan. 5 at the William Penn in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Last time out: NIACC’s Basil Minto (sophomore, Cape Coral, Fla.) won the 184-pound title at the Simpson College Invitational in Indianola last Saturday and Shakheim Chapman (freshman, Gumee, Ill.) won the 197-pound title. NIACC placed seventh in the team race with 72 points. Defending NAIA champion Grand View was the team champion with 223.5 points and NCAA Division III champion was second with 158.5 points.