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NIACC sports update published January 21, 2014

This news story was published on January 21, 2014.
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niacc_trojans_logoFrom the NIACC Athletic Department –

What’s next: The No. 1 NIACC women’s basketball team (17-2 overall, 6-0 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against Ellsworth in an ICCAC contest. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.
Last time out: NIACC dropped a 73-54 decision to NJCAA Division I Iowa Western on Jan. 18 and the Lady Trojans topped Southwestern 104-49 on Jan.19.
For the record: NIACC averages 97.1 points per game, which leads all NJCAA Division II teams. The Lady Trojans leads the nation with 206 3-point goals, ranks second in assists per game (20.0) and steals per game (16.7) and ranks fifth in free-throw percentage (70.6 percent).
Lady Trojan tidbits: Sophomore Chelsey Jacox averages 20.5 points per game (2nd in ICCAC) and has 98 assists (1st in ICCAC) and 48 steals (3rd in ICCAC) … Sophomore Lateeka Thompson has 53 steals (1st in ICCAC) … Freshman Cortni Rush has 44 3-point goals (2nd in ICCAC) and sophomore Emily Bell has 41 3-point goals (3rd in ICCAC).

What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (15-5 overall, 3-2 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against Ellsworth in an ICCAC contest. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Last time out: NIACC topped Southwestern 90-56 on Jan. 18. Sophomore David Humphries scored 36 points to lead the Trojans and became the 10th player in NIACC history to score 1,000 points.
Humphries, who has 1,004 career points, ranks 10th on the all-time list. Brad Brumm (1987-89) ranks ninth with 1,009 points and Paul Bruns (1993-95) ranks eighth with 1,020 points.
Trojan tidbits: NIACC, which has won four straight games, averages 89.4 points per game, which ranks 15th in the nation … The Trojans have made 168 3-point goals, which ranks fourth in the nation … Humphries averages 23.7 points per game (3rd in ICCAC) and 8.6 rebounds per game (1st in ICCAC) … Sophomore Sam Skogen averages 13.2 points per game (14th in ICCAC) and sophomore Matthew Don averages 10.8 points per game (19th in ICCAC).

What’s next: The No. 7 NIACC wrestling team returns to action Jan. 30 in a dual meet at Iowa Lakes in Spencer. The Trojans host Iowa Central in a dual meet on Jan. 31.
Last time out: NIACC went 2-1 at the regional duals in Rochester, Minn. The Trojans topped Itasca 46-12 and Ridgewater College 42-9 and dropped a 25-22 decision to the Augsburg junior varsity.
For the record: Freshman Yoanse Mejias (157 pounds) is 26-2; sophomore Shakheim Chapman (197) is 16-2 and freshman Nosomy Pozo (149) is 15-2.

What’s next: The NIACC track and field teams return to action Saturday at the Cornell Invitational on Saturday in Mount Vernon.
Last time out: NIACC freshman Rellie Kaputin won a pair of field events at the Dordt Indoor Invitational on Saturday in Sioux Center.
Kaputin won the long jump and qualified for the NJCAA national meet with a leap of 18 feet, 3 inches. She also won the triple jump and qualified for nationals with a school record jump of 37-0.
Also for the NIACC women, freshman LaBrisha Michael placed fifth in the shot put (43-5) and qualified for nationals and freshman Adrine Monagi won the 55-meter dash in a school record time of 7.37 seconds.
For the NIACC men, sophomore Alex Blomquist placed eighth in the 1,000-meter run (2:38.62) to qualify for the national meet.
Sophomore Will Hanson placed second in the 55-meter hurdles in a time of 7.68. Hanson qualified for nationals with a school-record 7.68 in the preliminaries.

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