NIACC men stop Marshalltown CC, 78-73

NIACC's Wendell Matthews takes the ball to the basket in Friday's game against Marshalltown CC.
NIACC's Wendell Matthews takes the ball to the basket in Friday's game against Marshalltown CC.

IOWA FALLS - Wendell Matthews scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the NIACC men's basketball team to a 78-73 victory over Marshalltown CC on Friday at the Dale Howard Classic on the Ellsworth campus.

NIACC (2-2 overall) trailed 41-35 half but rallied for the five-point nonconference victory.

NIACC's James Harris scored 13 points and Quentin Hardrict and Deundra Robinson both scored 11 points.

Harris had four assists, Hardrict collected three steals with three assists and Roberson had five steals.

It was NIACC's first win over Marshalltown CC since the Trojans gained a 2-0 forfeit victory in the 2011-12 season.

NIACC returns to action Saturday against RCTC at the Dale Howard Classic. Game time is slated for 1 p.m.

NIACC men's 2018-19 season (2-2 overall)

DCTC 91, NIACC 80

NIACC 97, Bay College 77

Iowa Western 100, NIACC 76

NIACC 78, Marshalltown 73

NIACC MEN'S SEASON SINGLE-GAME HIGHS

TEAM

Points - 97 vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

3-point goals - 11 vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

Rebounds - 48 vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

Assists - 18 vs. Iowa Western (11-6-18)

Steals - 17 vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

INDIVIDUAL

Points - 21, James Harris vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

3-point goals - 3, James Harris, Orrington Hamilton vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

Rebounds - 13, Wendell Matthews vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

Assists - 4, four times (most recent, James Harris vs. Marshalltown CC, 11-9-18)

Steals - 5, Deundra Roberson vs. Marshalltown CC, 11-9-18)

NIACC men's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    2-2

Plays at home                                                  1-1

Plays on road                                                   0-1

Plays on neutral court                                       1-0

Leads at halftime                                              1-0

Trails at halftime                                                1-2

Tied at halftime                                                  0-0

Plays in overtime                                                0-0

Scores less than 60 points                                 0-0

Scores between 60-69 points                             0-0

Scores between 70-79 points                             1-1

Scores between 80-89 points                             0-1

Scores between 90-99 points                             1-0

Scores 100 or more points                                  0-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  0-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             0-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             2-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             0-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             0-1

Allows 100 or more points                                  0-1

Game decided by 1-3 points                               0-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               1-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             0-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                           0-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             1-1

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 103 vs. Little Priest Tribal College (1-5-17)

Had 10 3-point goals: 11 vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

Had 50 rebounds: 50 vs. AFLBS (12-16-17)

Had 20 assists: 20 vs. Wartburg College JV (2-11-18)

Had 15 steals: 17 vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

THE LAST TIME A TROJAN HAD ...

50 points: 51, Dennis Shaffer vs. Southeastern (1972-73); 50, Dennis Shaffer vs. Iowa Central (1972-73)

40 points: 46, Walter Smith vs. Iowa Lakes (1973-74)

30 points: 31, Nick Wurm vs. Iowa Lakes (2-18-18)

5 3-point goals: 5, Nick Wurm vs. Iowa Lakes (3-6-18)

25 rebounds: 25, Terry McKissick vs. Marshalltown (1971-72)

15 rebounds: 18, Cam McPherson vs. AFLBS (12-16-17)

10 rebounds: 10, Naeem Freeman vs. Iowa Western (11-6-18)

15 assists: 16, Mike Eckenrod vs. Kirkwood (1987-88)

10 assists: 13, Trei Mitchell vs. AFLBS (1-16-15)

10 steals: 10, Jade Watson vs. Normandale (1993-94)

5 steals: 5, Deundra Roberson vs. Marshalltown CC (11-9-18)

5 blocks: 6, Matthew Don vs. Iowa Lakes (2-12-14)

Double/double: Naeem Freeman 12 points/10 rebounds vs. Iowa Western (11-6-18)