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NIACC men fall to Kirkwood, 93-73


This news story was published on January 31, 2016.
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niacc_trojans_logoMASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team dropped a 93-73 decision to No. 9 Kirkwood in an ICCAC contest Saturday in the NIACC gym.

Hunter Rhodes led Kirkwood with 21 points. Nick Richards scored 17 points and Josh Bartlett and Cristen Wilson both scored 15 points for the Eagles.

Sophomore Boy Van Vliet led NIACC with 28 points with five rebounds and three rebounds. Freshman Luke Mascall-Wright scored 14 points for the Trojans.

Kirkwood led 40-38 at the half and outscored the Trojans 53-35 in the second half to claim the ICCAC victory.

Kirkwood (19-3 overall) is in second place in the ICCAC with a record of 5-1. NIACC (13-9 overall) is in a tie for sixth in the league with a record of 1-5.

NIACC returns to action Tuesday at home against Dakota County Technical College. Game time is set for 7 p.m.

Notes: Van Vliet has 614 career points, which ranks 38th on the school’s career scoring list … Van Vliet has 74 career 3-point goals, which is 20th on the school’s all-time list … Van Vliet has 163 career assists, which ranks 26th on the school’s all-time list … Trei Mitchell has 141 career assists, which is 36th on the school’s all-time list.

Kirkwood 93, NIACC 73
Kirkwood – Josh Bartlett 15, Hunter Rhodes 21, Nick Richards 17, Jacob Olson 9, Da’Rion King 8, Al’Tavius Jackson 6, Bryon Harp 2, Cristen Wilson 15. Totals – 29-62 25-30 93.
NIACC – Trei Mitchell 3, Luke Mascall-Wright 14, Angus Fischer 9, George Ivens 4, Jaevon McClain 6, Boy Van Vliet 28, James Wanjara 3, Kevaun McKenzie 6. Totals – 26-58 14-22 73.
3-point goals – Kirkwood (10-24): Bartlett 5, Rhodes 2, Richards 1, Olson 1, Wilson 1. NIACC (7-17): Mascall-Wright 2, McClain 1, Van Vliet 2, McKenzie 2. Total fouls – Kirkwood 23, NIACC 24. Technical foul – McClain. Fouled out – Wilson, Mitchell. Score at half: Kirkwood 40, NIACC 38.

NIACC 2015-16 men’s basketball season (13-9 overall)
NIACC 105, Dakota Wesleyan JV 48
NIACC 97, Pure Prep Academy 48
Southeastern 81, NIACC 67
NIACC 90, Wartburg College JV 80
RCTC 89, NIACC 72
NIACC 95, Waldorf College JV 63
Quakerdale Prep Academy 74, NIACC 66
NIACC 90, Riverland CC 68
NIACC 93, Graceland University JV 51
NIACC 117, Little Priest Tribal College 73
Briar Cliff JV 74, NIACC 66
NIACC 80, Luther College JV 53
NIACC 95, AFLBS 62
NIACC 75, Saint Mary’s University-Winona JV 61
NIACC 79, DCTC 77
NIACC 74, Iowa Central 60
Southwestern 82, NIACC 69
Ellsworth 84, NIACC 81
NIACC 81, Luther College JV 67
DMACC 76, NIACC 56
Iowa Lakes 78, NIACC 70
Kirkwood 93, NIACC 73

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