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NIACC sports update, week of January 14, 2013

Men’s basketball

What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (11-6 overall, 0-3 in the ICCAC) returns to action Saturday at home against Southwestern Community College (7-8, 2-1). Game time is set for 3 p.m. in the NIACC gym.

Last time out: NIACC dropped a 81-76 decision to No. 15 Iowa Lakes on Jan. 12. Freshman David Humphries (Adelaide, Australia) led the Trojans with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists.

Chris Davis
Chris Davis

League leaders: Sophomore Chris Davis (Colorado Springs, Col.) averages 19.8 points per game and has 53 3-point goals, both lead the ICCAC. Davis ranks 24th on NIACC’s career scoring list with 766 career points and ranks sixth with 114 career 3-point field goals … Sophomore Josiah Lee (Peyton, Col.) leads the ICCAC with 69 steals.

Near the top: Humphries is second in the league in scoring (18.9 per game), second in rebounding (8.1 per game), second in assists (74) and third in steals (49) … Matthew Don (London, England) is third in the league in field-goal percentage (46 of 78 for 59.0 percent).

Women’s basketball

What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (9-8, 2-2) returns to action Wednesday at No. 17 Southeastern (12-5, 3-1). Game time is set for 6 p.m. The lady Trojans also host Southwestern (0-16, 0-3) at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Last time out: NIACC evened its league mark at 2-2 with a 68-63 victory over Iowa Lakes on Jan. 12. Freshman Lashae Brooks (Nett Lake, MInn.) led the Lady Trojans with a career high 23 points and she matched her career best with 14 rebounds.

Emily Bell
Emily Bell

Ringing the Bell: Freshman Emily Bell (Algona, Ia.) has connected on 3 3-point goals in two of the last three games. Bell made 3 three-pointers against Iowa Lakes and also made 3 against Kirkwood on Jan. 5. Bell ranks fourth in the league with 20 3-point goals.

Top 10 Thompson: Freshman Lateeka Thompson (Burnsville, Minn.) ranks fourth in the league in scoring (13.8 per game), sixth in rebounding (6.6 per game), third in the league in steals (47) and sixth in assists (54).


What’s next: The NIACC wrestling team opens its dual season Tuesday at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. Match time is set for 7 p.m.

Blake Spotts
Blake Spotts

Last time out: Sophomore Basil Minto (Cape Coral, Fla.) won the 184-pound title at the Central College Invitational on Jan. 12. Also for the Trojans, freshman Blake Spotts (Nora Springs, Ia.) was second at 141 pounds, freshman JP Gamez (Dade City, Fla.) was fourth at 125 pounds, freshman Thomas Daniels (Stockbridge, Ga.) was fourth at 174 pounds and freshman Shakheim Chapman (Gumee, Ill.) was fourth at 197 pounds.

Brilliant Basil: Minto, who is ranked first by the NJCAA, has won tournament titles at the last four invitationals. He was second at the Kaye Young Open in Mason City to start the season and has claimed titles at Coe College, Simpson College, William Penn University and Central College.

Tuesday’s lineup

(The following is NIACC’s dual meet lineup against Ellsworth)

125 – Gamez; 133- Cody Castelline, fr., (Austin, Texas); 141 – Spotts; 149 – Sha-keno Jenkins, fr., (Ellenwood, Ga.); 157 – Dillon Coe, fr., (Mason City, Ia.); 165 – Parker Sturges, fr., (Mason City, Ia.); 174 – Daniels; 184 – Minto; 197 – Chapman; 285 – Jose Chavez Del Real, fr., (Mustang, Okla.).

Indoor track and field

What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s track and field team compete at the Iowa State Open on Friday and Saturday in Ames.

Last time out: Sophomores Jonny Worley (Greene, Ia.) and Trey Taylor (Bloomfield, Conn.) both qualified for the NJCAA indoor meet at the Panther Open in Cedar Falls on Jan. 12.

Worley placed sixth in the 1,000-meter run in 2 minutes, 38.55 seconds and Taylor broke his own school record in the weight throw with a seventh-place finish with a toss of 52 feet, 4 inches. Also sophomore Trent Smith (Charles City, Ia.) won the 3,000 in 9:03.21.

The NIACC women were led by freshman Dieuwertje Boelen (Brooklyn, Ia.) was third in the 300 (48.61) and sophomore Emily Burchett (Mayview, Mo.) was fifth in the weight throw (47-1).

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