No. 2 NIACC stops Central CC, 115-103

Deundra Roberson goes to the basket for 2 of his 29 points in Sunday's win over Central CC-Columbus.
Deundra Roberson goes to the basket for 2 of his 29 points in Sunday's win over Central CC-Columbus.

MASON CITY - The No. 2 NIACC men's basketball stayed perfect in the 2019-20 season with a 115-103 victory over Central CC-Colubmus (Neb.) on Sunday in the final game of the NIACC Thanksgiving Challenge.

Sophomore guard Deundra Roberson scored 29 points and eight rebounds to lead seven Trojans in double figures as they scored at least 100 points for the 10th straight time to start the 2019-20 campaign. Roberson was 12 of 18 from the field, including three 3-point goals.

Also in double figures for the Trojans were Trey Sampson with 18, McKelary Robertson with 16, James Harris with 14, Chandler Dean with 13, Wendell Matthews with 12 and Quentin Hardrict with 11. Dean and Matthews both grabbed seven rebounds and Hardrict had a team-high six assists.

NIACC's 10-0 start is the best start for the Trojans since the 1984-85 team started 11-0. The best start in school history is a 13-0 start in the 1978-79 season.

NIACC opens ICCAC play at Southwestern on Wednesday. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.

NIACC's 2019-20 season (10-0 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

NIACC 111, Central CC-Columbus (Neb.) 82

NIACC 105, Northeast CC 85

NIACC 115, Central CC-Columbus (Neb.) 103

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                                                    9-0

In December                                                    1-0

Plays at home                                                  6-0

Plays on road                                                   0-0

Plays on neutral court                                       4-0

Leads at halftime                                              10-0

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                                 10-0

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                             3-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             1-0

Allows 100 or more points                                 3-0

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                           2-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             7-0

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: NIACC 115, Central CC-Columbus (12-1-19)

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

Had 50 rebounds: 61 vs. Northeast CC (11-23-19)

Had 20 assists: 25 vs. Central CC-Columbus (12-1-19)

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: 14, Trey Sampson vs. Northeast CC (11-23-19)

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 17 points/14 rebounds vs. Northeast CC (11-23-19)

Triple/double: David Humphries 19 points/12 rebounds/10 assists vs. Riverland CC (11-20-12)