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NIACC sports update, January 28, 2013

niacc_trojans_logoMen’s basketball

What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (12-8 overall, 1-5 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against Clinton (5-13, 1-6). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in the NIACC gym.

Last time out: NIACC dropped a 82-67 decision to league-leading Ellsworth (13-6, 5-0) on Saturday in Iowa Falls. Freshman David Humphries (Adelaide, Australia) led the Trojans with 32 points, five rebounds and four assists.

League leaders: Humphries averages 19.0 points per game, which leads the league … Sophomore Chris Davis (Colorado Springs, Col.) leads the league with 77 steals and is second in the league in scoring (18.6 points per game).

Women’s basketball

What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (12-9, 5-3) hosts No. 14 (NJCAA Division I) Iowa Western (19-3) at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the NIACC gym.

Last time out: NIACC topped Ellsworth 97-94 in double overtime on Saturday in Iowa Falls. Freshman guard Chelsey Jacox (Plymouth, Minn.) led the Lady Trojans with a career-high 32 points. She also had 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.

Scoring in bunches: The 97 points against Ellsworth was the third time this season the Lady Trojans scored at least 97 points. They topped Hibbing Community College 107-40 (Nov. 10) and routed Milwaukee Area Tech 110-54 (Nov. 17).

The 97 points against Ellsworth is tied for the third highest point total in Kelli Terrell’s two years as head coach. The Lady Trojans topped Milwaukee Tech 97-70 in the 2011-12 season.


What’s next: The NIACC wrestling team returns to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday 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 at 7 p.m. Thursday in the NIACC Recreation Center.

Last time out: NIACC (1-2) did not compete last week. The Trojans went 1-1 at the regional duals on Jan. 19 at NIACC. They lost to No. 5 Iowa Western 21-19 and topped the Grand View junior varsity 24-22.

For the record: Sophomore Basil Minto (Cape Coral, Fla.) is 20-1 at 184 pounds and ranked No. 1 by the NJCAA Wrestling Coaches Association … Freshman Shakheim Chapman (Gumee, Ill.) is 15-8 at 197 pounds … Freshman Thomas Daniels (Stockbridge, Ga.) is 10-9 at 174 pounds … Freshman Sha-keno Jenkins (Ellenwood, Ga.) is 8-7 at 149 pounds.

What’s left: After this week’s home dual meets, the Trojans compete in the NJCCA regional qualifier Feb. 10 in Ridgewater, Minn. and the NJCAA national meet is Feb. 22-23 in Des Moines.

Indoor track and field

What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams return to action Saturday at the Hilltop Invitational in Mount Vernon. The meet starts at 10 a.m.

Last time out: The NIACC men’s distance medley relay team of Jonny Worley, Alex Lugo, OJ Ojulu and Trent Smith placed first in 10 minutes, 36.92 seconds at the Minnesota State Open last Saturday.

Worley also placed third in the mile (4:25.93) and the 4×400 men’s team of Paul Pokana, Ojulu, Brock Schultz and Nako Omot was second in 3:29.46 and Jacob Gapp was second in the long jump (20-6 ½).

For the NIACC women, Lindsay Brunson was sixth in the 800 at Minnesota State in 2:32.91.

In the rankings: Trent Smith ranks second in the NJCAA in the 5,000-meter run (14:58.36) … The NIACC distance medley relay team ranks third (10:33.62) … Worley ranks 10th in the mile (4:25.93) and Smith ranks 11th (4:26.11) … Trey Taylor ranks ninth in the weight throw (52-4 ½) … Ojulu ranks 14th in the 800 (1:58.02) … The Trojans’ 4×400 relay team ranks 20th (3:27.14).

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