No. 3 NIACC men set school record with 144-107 win

MASON CITY - The No. 3 NIACC men's basketball team made school history Friday night.

The Trojans rolled to a 144-107 victory over the Grinnell College Junior Varsity in a non-conference breaking a 48-year old school record. The old record came in a 137-71 victory over Waldorf College in the 1971-72 season.

NIACC (6-0) led 82-42 at the half and the Pioneers outscored the Trojans 65-62 in the second half.

NIACC is 6-0 for the first time since the 2016-17 season.

NIACC put eight players in double figures in the record-breaking win. Payton Breedlove scored 24 points and Deundra Roberson scored 21 points.

Roberson was 10 of 10 from the field with four assists and 13 steals in 13 minutes of action.

Also in double figures for the Trojans were Trey Sampson with 15 points, Wendell Matthews with 14 points, Zach Johnson with 14 points, Blake Graham with 13 points and McKelary Robertson with 10 points.

NIACC has scored 707 points in its first six games, which is the most in school history through six games. The 1971-72 NIACC men's team scored 704 points in its first six games.

NIACC returns to action at 2 p.m. Sunday at home against the Wartburg College Junior Varsity.

NIACC men's 2019-20 season (6-0 overall)

NIACC 119, Hibbing CC 74

NIACC 119, Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) 88

NIACC 100, Kansas City (Kan.) CC 95

NIACC 120, Quakderdale Prep Academy 62

NIACC 105, Luther College JV 58

NIACC 144, Grinnell College JV 107

2019-20 TEAM SEASON HIGHS

Points - 144 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

3-point goals - 11, twice.

Rebounds - 67 vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

Assists - 35 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

Steals - 20 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

Blocks - 11 vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

2019-20 INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

Points - 37, Deundra Roberson vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

3-point goals - 4, Deundra Roberson vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

Rebounds - 19, Wendell Matthews vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

Assists - 8, Anthony McDade vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

Steals - 7, Deundra Roberson twice.

Blocks - 4, Wendell Matthews vs. Kansas City (Kan.) CC (11-8-19)

NIACC men's basketball team 2019-20

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    6-0

Plays at home                                                  4-0

Plays on road                                                   0-0

Plays on neutral court                                       2-0

Leads at halftime                                              6-0

Trails at halftime                                               0-0

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                             0-0

Scores between 80-89 points                             0-0

Scores between 90-99 points                             0-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 6-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  1-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             1-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             1-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             1-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             1-0

Allows 100 or more points                                 1-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                               0-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               1-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             0-0

Game decided by 11-14 points                           0-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             5-0

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: NIACC 144, Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

Had 10 3-point goals: 11 vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

Had 50 rebounds: 54 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

Had 20 assists: 35 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

Had 15 steals: 20 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

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: 37, Deundra Roberson vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

5 3-point goals: 6, Deundra Roberson vs. Little Priest Tribal College (3-5-19) - Regional tournament game

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

15 rebounds: 19, Wendell Matthews vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

10 rebounds: 10, Blake Graham vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

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

10 assists: 10, Quentin Hardrict vs. Little Priest Tribal College (3-5-19)

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

5 steals: 7, Deundra Roberson vs. Luther College JV (11-13-19)

5 blocks: 6, Trey Sampson vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

Double/double: Blake Graham 13 points/10 rebounds vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)