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NIACC sports weekly update



This news story was published on February 12, 2013.
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niacc_trojans_logoMen’s basketball

What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (17-8 overall, 4-5 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at league-leading Iowa Lakes (18-5, 9-2). Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Last time out: NIACC topped the Waldorf College junior varsity 107-68 on Sunday as sophomore Mike Wagner scored a career-high 28 points and sophomore Mohamed Mohamed scored a career-high 21 points.

On a roll: The Trojans have won five straight contests and six of their last seven games. In the last five games, they’ve beaten the Waldorf junior varsity, Iowa Central (81-72), Kirkwood (85-80), the Wartburg College junior varsity (78-76) and Clinton (81-71).

Road tripping: NIACC plays its next three games on the road and four of its final five regular season games on the road. The Trojans play at Iowa Lakes on Wednesday, at Southwestern on Feb. 20 and at DMACC on Feb. 23.

Leader of the pack: Freshman guard David Humphries leads the ICCAC in points (19.6 per game) and rebounds (7.9 per game). He also is second in the league with 94 assists and fourth in the league with 57 steals.

Climbing the charts: Sophomore Chris Davis ranks 15th on NIACC’s career scoring list with 875 points. He also ranks fourth on the school’s career 3-point list with 131.

Women’s basketball

What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (13-12, 6-5) plays at Iowa Lakes (8-18, 4-8) on Wednesday. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. The Lady Trojans also host Southeastern (14-10, 5-5) at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Last time out: Iowa Central topped the NIACC women 78-58 last Saturday. Freshman Lateeka Thompson led the Lady Trojans with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.

Chelsey’s in charge: Freshman guard Chelsey Jacox is in the top five in the ICCAC in three statistical categories. Jacox ranks fourth in the league in scoring (14.0 points per game), ranks fifth with 96 assists and fourth with 56 steals.

Wrestling

What’s next: The NIACC wrestling team will send nine wrestlers to the NJCAA national meet Feb. 22-23 in Des Moines. The tournament will be held at the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Last time out: The Trojans qualified nine wrestlers for the national meet last Sunday at the North Central district meet at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minn. Qualifying for the Trojans were JP Gamez (125 pounds), Zach Welter (133), Blake Spotts (141), Sha-Keno Jenkins (149), Dillon Coe (157), Parker Sturges (165), Basil Minto (184), Shakheim Chapman (197) and Alex Stockton (285).

Track and field

What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s track and field teams compete in the Region XI meet Friday and Saturday in Storm Lake.

Last time out: Sophomore Trent Smith placed 13th in the 5,000-meter run at the Iowa State Classic last Friday in a time of 15 minutes, 10.54 seconds. Sophomore Trey Taylor was 16th in the weight throw with a toss of 41 feet, 5 ¼ inches and sophomore Jonny Worley was 22nd in the mile in a personal-best time of 4:322.21.

Heading to Lubbock, Texas: NIACC has already qualified for the NJCAA national indoor track and field meet in Lubbock, Texas March 1-2 in several events.

Worley has qualified in the 1,000 (2:38.55) and the mile (4:22.21). Smith has qualified in the 3,000 (8:44.92) and the 5,000 (14:58.36).

Also qualifying so far are OJ Ojullu in the 800 (1:58.02), Matt Bowman in the 1,000 (2:40.14), Mason Powers in the 5,000 (15:30.93), Taylor in the weight throw (52-4 ½) and the distance medley relay team (10:33.62).

For the Lady Trojans, Emily Burchett has qualified in the weight throw (47-8 ½).

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