NIACC men win 8th straight, 104-81

NIACC's Quintin Hardrict (left) and Deundra Roberson celebrate after Saturday's win over No. 2 Southwestern.
NIACC's Quintin Hardrict (left) and Deundra Roberson celebrate after Saturday's win over No. 2 Southwestern.

CRESTON - The NIACC men's basketball team pushed its winning streak to eight games with a 104-81 win over No. 2 Southwestern in its ICCAC opener Saturday afternoon.

NIACC (9-2 overall, 1-0 in ICCAC) has not lost since dropping a 100-76 decision at Iowa Western on Nov. 5 in Council Bluffs. The eight-game winning streak is the longest since the Trojans won eight straight in the 2012-13 season.

Saturday's victory was the fifth straight time that the Trojans have reached the century mark. The last time a NIACC men's basketball team scored at least 100 points in five straight contests was the 1971-72 season.

In Saturday's contest, Quentin Hardrict led the Trojans with a career-high 29 points. Deundra Roberson scored 19 points and James Harris scored 16 points.

Saturday's win snapped a four-game losing skid to Southwestern. Before Saturday, the last win by the Trojans over SWCC was a 66-62 win in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament in the 2015-16 season.

NIACC is idle now for the holiday break. The Trojans return to action at home on Jan. 9 against Iowa Central.

NIACC's 2018-19 season (9-2 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 men's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    2-0

Plays at home                                                  2-1

Plays on road                                                   4-1

Plays on neutral court                                       3-0

Leads at halftime                                              7-0

Trails at halftime                                                2-2

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                             3-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 5-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  0-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             2-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             5-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             2-0

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                             1-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                           0-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             7-1

 

TEAM SEASON HIGHS

Points - 109 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

3-point goals - 14 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Rebounds - 62 vs. DCTC (11-28-18)

Assists - 24, twice.

Steals - 21 vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

 

INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

Points - 30, Wendell Matthews vs. Northeast CC (11-30-18)

3-point goals - 4, Kyle Lang vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Rebounds - 14, Wendell Matthews vs. Southeastern (11-16-18)

Assists - 10, James Harris vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Steals - 8, James Harris vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

 

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 104 vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

Had 10 3-point goals: 14 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Had 50 rebounds: 54 vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

Had 20 assists: 24 vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

Had 15 steals: 21 vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

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, Wendell Matthews vs. Southeastern (11-16-18)

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

10 assists: 10, James Harris vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

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

5 steals: 8, James Harris vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

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

Double/double: Wendell Matthews 24 points/14 rebounds vs. Southeastern (11-18-18)

NIACC men move up to No. 14
December 18, 2018 NIACC men move up to No. 14
NIACC men play at DCTC
November 28, 2018 NIACC men play at DCTC
NIACC stops RCTC, 99-67
November 10, 2018 NIACC stops RCTC, 99-67