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NIACC sports update, January 12, 2016

This news story was published on January 12, 2016.
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niacc_trojans_logoFrom the NIACC Athletic Department –

What’s next: The NIACC men’s basketball team (12-4, 1-0) plays at No. 11 Southwestern (15-3, 1-0) in an ICCAC contest Wednesday. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
Last time out: NIACC opened the ICCAC season with a 74-60 victory over Iowa Central last Saturday. Sophomore Boy Van Vliet led the Trojans with 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Freshman Luke Mascall-Wright scored 16 points with 11 rebounds against the Tritons. Southwestern topped No. 13 DMACC 77-76 on Saturday.
Trojan tidbits: NIACC averages 86.8 points per game, which ranks 32nd in NJCAA Division II … NIACC has 118 3-point goals this season, which ranks 40th in NJCAA Division II … Boy Van Vliet averages 16.6 points per game … Luke Mascall-Wright averages 14.4 points per game … Mascall-Wright averages 6.1 rebounds per game … James Wanjara averages 5.4 rebounds per game … Van Vliet and Court Christianson both have 28 3-point goals … Van Vliet has 70 assists and 30 steals … Trei Mitchell has 64 assists and 38 steals.
Climbing the charts: Van Vliet has 145 career assists, which ranks 32nd on the school’s all-time list … Josiah Lee (2011-13) ranks 31st on the all-time list with 147 assists … Mitchell ranks 43rd on the all-time assist list with 114.
NIACC/Southwestern history lesson: NIACC leads the all-time series against Southwestern 50-35 … The first meeting between the two schools was in the 1971-72 season with NIACC winning 114-97 … NIACC coach Mark Mohl is 7-7 against Southwestern … Southwestern won the two contests last season (86-73 and 81-73).

What’s next: The NIACC women’s basketball team (8-8, 0-1) plays at Southwestern (6-7, 0-1) on Wednesday. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m.
Last time out: NIACC dropped a 76-52 decision to Iowa Central last Saturday. Sophomore Diamond Miller scored 15 points with nine rebounds to lead the Lady Trojans. No. 10 DMACC topped Southwestern 96-62 last Saturday.
Lady Trojan tidbits: NIACC averages 78.1 points per game, which ranks 11th in NJCAA Division II … NIACC has 136 3-point goals this season, which ranks second in NJCAA Division II … Trudy Peterson has 51 3-point goals, which ranks fourth in NJCAA Division II … Sammie Sproul has 60 steals, which ranks seventh in NJCAA Division II … Peterson averages 15.9 points per game … Savannah Lentz averages 12.6 points per game … Miller averages 5.0 rebounds per game … Sam Adamich averages 4.9 rebounds per game … Sproul has 57 assists … Courtney Larson has 34 assists and 26 steals.
Climbing the charts: Lentz has 106 career 3-point goals, which ranks sixth on the school’s all-time list … Peterson has 93 career 3-point goals (10th on school’s career list).
NIACC/Southwestern history lesson: NIACC has won eight straight games against Southwestern … The last win by Southwestern in the series was a 67-57 win in the 2011-12 season … NIACC won three games against Southwestern in the 2014-15 season (79-58, 68-42 and 89-53 in opening round of the regional tournament).

What’s next: The No. 9 NIACC wrestling team returns to action Thursday at No. 5 Iowa Western. The Trojans also wrestle in the University of Nebraska-Kearney duals on Friday.
Last time out: NIACC placed sixth at the Central College Invitational with 55.5 points. Sophomore Quincy Kalkbrenner claimed the 157-pound title. Taylor Lehman placed second at 141 pounds, Bradley Irwin placed fourth at 149 pounds and Jakubb Fahrenkrug was fourth at 157 pounds.
Trojan tidbits: Kalkbrenner has a career mark of 27-13 with seven falls, four technical falls and four major decisions … NIACC beat Iowa Western 34-12 in last year’s dual meet in Mason City.

What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams open the season Saturday at the Sol Butler Classic at the University of Dubuque.
Last season: The NIACC women placed 10th at the NJCAA national indoor meet with 22 points. The NIACC men placed 18th with eight points.
Top returner: Sophomore Imad Amenzou placed third in the 800-meter run at the national indoor meet in 2015 in a school-record time of 1:56.05. Amenzou earned cross country all-American honors this season by placing 14th at the national meet.

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