Roberson leads No. 3 NIACC men, 120-107

NIACC's Deundra Roberson scores two of his career-high 45 points in Sunday's win over the Wartburg College JV.
NIACC's Deundra Roberson scores two of his career-high 45 points in Sunday's win over the Wartburg College JV.

MASON CITY - Sophomore guard Deundra Roberson scored a career-high 45 points to lead the No. 3 NIACC men's basketball team to a 120-107 victory over the Wartburg College junior varsity Sunday afternoon in the NIACC gym.

Roberson, whose previous career-high was 37 points earlier this season against the Quakderdale Prep Academy, was 19 of 34 from the field, including three 3-point goals, and was four of six from the free-throw line.

The 45 points is the fifth highest single-game point total in school history. It is the most in a game for a Trojan since Walter Smith scored 46 against Iowa Lakes in the 1973-74 season.

NIACC led 47-46 at the half and outscored the Knights 73-61 in the second half.

NIACC improved to 7-0 and is off to its best start since the 2013-14 team started 9-0. It was the seventh straight game to start the season that the NIACC men have scored at least 100 points.

In Sunday's game, the Trojans also received 23 points and nine rebounds from sophomore Trey Sampson. Sophomore Chandler Dean scored a career-high 19 points with five rebounds.

Sophomore Wendell Matthews scored 10 points with nine rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots. Freshman Anthony McDade scored seven points and dished out a career-high 11 assists.

Freshman Jaden Horton scored eight points with seven assists and seven steals.

NIACC returns to action Friday and Saturday at Iowa Central's Great Western Shootout in Fort Dodge. The Trojans face Central CC (Neb.) on Friday (3 p.m.) and Northeast CC (2 p.m.) on Saturday.

NIACC men's 2019-20 season (7-0 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

NIACC 120, Wartburg 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 - 45, Deundra Roberson vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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 - 11, Anthony McDade vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

Steals - 7, Deundra Roberson twice; 7, Jaden Horton vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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                                                    7-0

Plays at home                                                  5-0

Plays on road                                                   0-0

Plays on neutral court                                       2-0

Leads at halftime                                              7-0

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                                 7-0

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                                 2-0

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                           1-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             5-0

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: NIACC 120, Wartburg College JV 107 (11-17-19)

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

Had 50 rebounds: 60 vs. Luther College JV (11-13-19)

Had 20 assists: 32 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

Had 15 steals: 15 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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: 45, Deundra Roberson vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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: 13, Wendell Matthews vs. Luther College JV (11-13-19)

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

10 assists: 11, Anthony McDade vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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

5 steals: 7, Jaden Horton vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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

Double/double: Wendell Matthews 22 points/13 rebounds vs. Luther College JV (11-13-19)