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No. 14 NIACC men win 10th straight, 86-75


This news story was published on January 10, 2019.
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Wendell Matthews

MASON CITY – The winning streak has reached 10.

The No. 14 NIACC men’s basketball team won its 10th straight game with a come-from-behind 86-75 victory over Iowa Central in an ICCAC contest Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. The Trojans trailed 66-60 with 8:30 left in the second half but the they outscored the Tritons 26-9 the rest of the way to keep their winning streak alive.

The 10-game winning streak is tied for the fourth longest in school history and longest since the 2006-07 team also put together a 10-game win streak.

NIACC’s last loss was a 100-76 defeat at the hands of Iowa Western on Nov. 5 in Council Bluffs.

NIACC (11-2 overall, 2-0 in the ICCAC) was led by freshman Wendell Matthews, who scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, a career-best six assists, two steals and one block. It was Matthews’ sixth double-double of the season.

The Trojans also received 19 points from freshman Quentin Hardrict, 16 points from freshman James Harris and 10 points from Deaundra Roberson.

NIACC’s Kyle Lang and Trey Sampson both scored eight points.

NIACC returns to action next Wednesday (Jan. 16) at DMACC in an ICCAC contest.

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