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No. 14 NIACC men cruise to 9th straight win


This news story was published on January 6, 2019.
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MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team set a school record on Sunday.

For the the first time in school history, the NIACC men’s team scored at least 100 points in its sixth straight game in the Trojans’ 125-98 win over the Mount Mercy University Junior Varsity. In the 1971-72 season, the Trojans scored at least 100 points in five straight games.

The 125 points in Sunday’s contest ranks as the eighth-highest single-game point total in school history. The 125 points is the most in a single-game by a NIACC men’s team since the 1977-78 season when the Trojans topped RCTC 135-100, Iowa Lakes 128-89 and Kirkwood 126-56.

Also Sunday, the Trojans pushed their winning streak to nine games, which is the most since the 2009-10 when they started the season 9-0. The all-time longest win streak in men’s basketball history is 13 in the 1978-79 season.

In Sunday’s game, Wendell Matthews led the Trojans with 22 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double/double of the season. Quentin Hardrict and Deundra Roberson both scored 20 points for the Trojans.

NIACC (10-2) also received 14 points from Orrington Hamilton 13 from Kyle Lang, 12 from James Harris and 11 from Trey Sampson. Hardrict dished out seven assists and Lang collected six assists.

NIACC (1-0 in ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against Iowa Central. The women’s game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game starting at 7:30 p.m.

Notes: NIACC men’s basketball coach Mark Mohl has a career record of 170-147 … NIACC sophomore Orrington Hamilton has 492 career points (74th on NIACC’s career scoring list) with 78 3-point goals (22nd on school’s career list) and 96 assists (67th on school’s career list).

NIACC MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM’S LONGEST WIN STREAKS

13 – 1978-79

12 – 2003-04

11 – 1984-85

10 – 1971-72

10 – 2006-07

9 – 2009-10

9 – 2018-19

8 – 1994-95

8 – 2012-13

7 – 1972-73

7 – 1974-75

7 – 1980-81

NIACC’s 2018-19 season (10-2 overall)

DCTC 91, NIACC 80

NIACC 97, Bay College 77

Iowa Western 100, NIACC 76

NIACC 78, Marshalltown CC 73

NIACC 99, RCTC 67

NIACC 94, Southeastern CC 86

NIACC 109, Wartburg College JV 77

NIACC 101, DCTC 65

NIACC 105, Northeast CC 71

NIACC 108, Luther College JV 70

NIACC 104, Southwestern 81

NIACC 125, Mount Mercy JV 98

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