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NIACC sports update, January 21, 2013


This news story was published on January 22, 2013.
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niacc_trojans_logoMEN’S BASKETBALL
What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (11-7 overall, 0-4 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against No. 14 DMACC (13-6, 2-3). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in the NIACC gym.
Last time out: NIACC dropped a 59-56 decision to Southwestern on Jan. 19. Freshman David Humphries (Adelaide, Australia) led the Trojans with 13 points. Sophomore Chris Davis (Colorado Springs, Col.) also reached double figures with 12 points.
Climbing the charts: Davis ranks 23rd on NIACC’s all-time scoring list with 778 career points. Davis is tied with Ben McCollum (1999-2001) for fifth on the career 3-point school list with 115 3-pointers.
League leaders: Davis averages 19.4 points a game to lead the ICCAC … Humphries averages 18.6 points a game, which ranks second … Sophomore Josiah Lee (Peyton, Col.) leads the ICCAC with 70 steals.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (10-9, 3-3) returns to action Wednesday at home against NO. 15 DMACC (15-4, 4-1). Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.
Last time out: NIACC evened its league mark at 3-3 with a 63-6 victory over Southwestern on Jan. 19. Freshman Lateeka Thompson (Burnsville, Minn.) led the Lady Trojans with 13 points. Freshman Lashae Brooks (Nett Lake, Minn.) and freshman Allysa Meyer (Rockwell, Ia.) both scored 11 points.
Home-court advantage: The Lady Trojans improved to 6-1 at home with Saturday’s win over Southwestern. They own home wins over Hibbing Community College (107-40), Riverland Community College (60-52), Madison College (78-50), Marshalltown Community College (75-65), Iowa Lakes (68-63) and Southwestern.
The lone home loss for the Lady Trojans was a 71-56 defeat to Illinois Central on Nov. 10.
Block party: Brooks ranks third in the ICCAC with 42 blocked shots. DMACC’s Carlee Schumacher leads the league with 77 blocked shots.

WRESTLING
What’s next: The NIACC wrestling team returns to action Jan. 30 in a home dual meet against No. 11 Iowa Central. The meet starts at 7 p.m. in the NIACC Recreation Center. The Trojans also host No. 17 Iowa Lakes on Jan. 31.
Last time out: NIACC (1-2) dropped a 21-19 decision to No. 5 Iowa Western and topped the Grand View junior varsity 24-22 at the regional duals last Saturday. Freshman Jose Chavez Del Real (Mustang, Okla.) picked up a pin at 285 to give the Trojans the win over the Grand View junior varsity.
Still No. 1: Sophomore Basil Minto (Cape Coral, Fla.), who is topped ranked by the NJCAA at 184 pounds, improved to 20-1 with a pair of wins at last Saturday’s regional duals.
Minto has won 18 straight matches since falling in the finals of the Kaye Young Open in November.

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s track teams return to action Friday and Saturday at the Maverick Open in Mankato, Minn. The meet starts at 4 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Last time out: Sophomore Trent Smith (Charles City, Ia.) placed third in the 5,000-meter run at the Iowa State Open last weekend in a personal indoor best time of 14 minutes, 58.36 seconds.
The 14:58.36 qualified Smith for the NJCAA indoor meet in March and ranks second among all NJCAA men runners.
Also for NIACC at Iowa State, the men’s distance medley relay team of Matt Bowman (Charlotte, Ia.), Brock Schultz (Rockwell, Ia.), Alex Lugo (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Jonny Worley (Greene, Ia.) placed 11th and qualified for the national meet in 10:33.62, which ranks third in the NJCAA. Sophomore OJ Ojulu (Worthington, Minn.) placed 13th in the 800 in 1:58.07 (12th in NJCAA) to qualify for nationals.
For the NIACC women, sophomore Emily Burchett (Mayview, Mo.) placed 19th in the shot put (36-11 3/4).

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