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NIACC sports weekly update



This news story was published on March 6, 2013.
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niacc_trojans_logoMEN’S BASKETBALL

What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (19-11 overall, 6-8 in ICCAC) plays at Kirkwood (18-12, 9-5) on Wednesday in the opening round of the Region XI tournament. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.

Last time out: NIACC wrapped up the regular season with a 89-87 overtime loss to Clinton on Saturday. Freshman David Humphries scored 21 points to lead the Trojans. NIACC also received 18 points each from sophomore Chris Davis and freshman Matthew Don.

Magnificent Matthew: In last week’s ICCAC games, Don scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against Ellsworth and scored a career-high 18 points with 11 rebounds against Clinton. Don averages 9.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and ranks second in the ICCAC in field goal percentage (98 of 158 for 62 percent).

Among the best: Davis ranks 11th on NIACC’s career scoring list with 980 points. He ranks fourth on the school’s all-time 3-point list with 143, is third on the single-season 3-point list with 82 and is tied for third on the single-season steals list with 106.

On Saturday, Davis passed assistant coach Kyle Cooper for third on the single-season 3-point list with his 82nd 3-point goal of the season. Cooper played at NIACC in the 2008-09 season.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (18-12, 11-5) hosts Southeastern (16-14, 7-9) in the first round of the Region XI tournament on Wednesday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in the NIACC gym.

Last time out: NIACC wrapped up its regular season with a 69-47 victory over Ellsworth on Feb. 27. Freshman Lashae Brooks blocked 12 shots, which is tied for second on the NJCAA Division II all-time single-game list.

Among the leaders: Point guard Chelsey Jacox averages 14.1 points per game (3rd in ICCAC). She also ranks fifth in the league with 106 assists and fifth with 66 steals.

TRACK AND FIELD

What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s track teams open the outdoor season March 23 at the Grand View Relays in Des Moines.

Last time out: Sophomore Trent Smith placed fifth in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 15 minutes, 29.37 seconds at the NJCAA national indoor meet in Lubbock, Texas. Sophomore Trey Taylor was ninth in the weight throw (52-1 ¾) and the 4×400-meter relay team set a school record (3:20:05) and placed 14th.

For the NIACC women, sophomore Emily Burchett was seventh in the weight throw (49-11 ½).

BASEBALL

What’s next: The NIACC baseball team opens its season Saturday in Vero Beach, Fla. The Trojans play the Ontario Blue Jays and Penn State-Hazleton.

SOFTBALL

What’s next: The NIACC softball team opens its season March 11 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. NIACC plays Miami-Hamilton and John Wood Community College (Ill.).

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