From the NIACC Athletic Department –
What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team returns to action Monday at Marshalltown Community college. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Last time out: The Trojans (6-3 overall) routed South Australia Institute of Sport 117-72 on Nov. 25. The 117 points is the most in the Mark Mohl era and the most since the Trojans topped Southwestern 116-108 in the 1990-91 season.
Team leaders: Scoring – Boy Van Vliet 14.2 ppg. (7th in ICCAC), Braxton Williams 14.0 ppg. (11th in ICCAC), Conor Lang 13.3 ppg., Al Davis 12.3 ppg. Rebounds – Lang 4.8 rpg. (13th in ICCAC), Williams 4.6 rpg., Davis 4.7 ppg. Assists – Davis 60 (1st in ICCAC), Van Vliet 33 (8th in ICCAC), Williams 17. Steals – Davis 30 (tied for 1st in ICCAC), Williams 22 (4th in ICCAC), Van Vliet 19. 3-point goals – Lang 26 (2nd in ICCAC), Van Vliet 15 (13th in ICCAC), Mike Udume 8.
NIACC notes: Braxton Williams is 45 of 83 from the field (54.2 percent) … Conor Lang is 26 of 62 from 3-point range (41.9 percent) … Al Davis has 40 career points, 205 career assists, 174 career rebounds and 95 career steals … Conor Lang has 388 career points and has 83 career 3-point goals, which ranks 14th on the school’s all-time list … Clyde McCulley, who played from 1998-2000, ranks 13th on the school’s all-time 3-point list with 86 career 3-point goals.
History lesson: Al Davis has 205 career assists. David Humphries, who is now a junior at Loyola Marymount, ranks 11th on school’s all-time assist list with 216 assists. Clyde McCully is the school’s all-time leader with 438 career assists.
What’s next: The No. 7 NIACC women’s basketball team returns to action Tuesday at home against the Wartburg College junior varsity. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in the NIACC gym.
Last time out: The Lady Trojans (6-1 overall) picked up a pair of wins at the Dale Howard Classic in Iowa Falls last weekend on Nov. 21-22. They topped top-ranked (NJCAA Division III) Rock Valley CC 90-72 and stopped North Dakota State College of Science 92-84.
Team leaders: Scoring – Sierra Ford-Washington 18.9 ppg. (1st in ICCAC), Logan Anderson 15.4 ppg. (3rd in ICCAC), Trudy Peterson 12.8 ppg. Rebounds – Ford-Washington 5.9 rpg. (tied for 11th in ICCAC), Anna Eckert 5.9 rpg. (tied for 11th in ICCAC), Ashleigh Onaca 4.6 rpg. Assists – Ford-Washington 28 (tied for 8th in ICCAC), Alexis Boyd-Lockett 16 (tied for 17th in ICCAC), Onaca 12, Eckert 12. Steals – Ford-Washington 24 (3rd in ICCAC), Savannah Lentz 14 (tied for 6th in ICCAC), Onaca 13, Eckert 13. 3-point goals – Lentz 19 (5th in ICCAC), Anderson 15 (7th in ICCAC), Peterson 12.
NIACC notes: The Lady Trojans average 86.3 points per game (4th in NJCAA Division II) … The Lady Trojans have 68 three-point goals (tied for 7th in NJCAA Division II) … The Lady Trojans are 124 of 179 from the free-throw line (69.3 percent) … Ford-Washington is 49 of 65 from the free-throw line (75.4 percent) … Ford-Washington leads the ICCAC in scoring (18.9 ppg.) … Ford-Washington has 385 career points, 166 career rebounds, 97 career steals and 65 career assists … Ashleigh Onaca has 149 career points and 148 career rebounds.
History lesson: NIACC’s all-time leading scorer is Chelsey Jacox (2012-14) with 1,182 career points. Jacox is also the school’s all-time assist leader with 307 career assists.
What’s next: The NIACC wrestling team returns to action Saturday at the Simpson College Invitational in Indianola.
Last time out: Sophomore Yoanse Mejias claimed his second straight 157-pound title at the Coe College Turkey Open on Nov. 22 in Cedar Rapids.
The Trojans also received second-place finishes from Paul Mascarenas (125), Shiquan Hall (133), Nosomy Pozo (149) and Quincy Kalkbrenner (165). Taylor Lehman (141) and Jake Marlin (149) placed third for the Trojans.
For the record: Mejias is 10-2 … Pozo is 14-4 … Mascarenas is 11-4 … Hall is 11-5 … Lehman is 9-4 … Marlin is 5-1 … Kalkbrenner is 4-3 … Ben Wallace is 6-5.
NIACC notes: Mejias has a career record of 50-4 with 8 pins, 2 technical falls and 18 major decisions … Pozo has a career mark of 39-7 with 10 pins, 5 technical falls and 9 major decisions.
History lesson: The Trojans placed fourth at the national tournament in 2008 when they had six all-Americans, including national champions Albert White (141 pounds), DeVaughn Perkins (157 pounds) and Glenn Rhees (174 pounds).