Stories by Katie Berger, Northeast Public Relations
NORFOLK, NE – The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team came up short in a 63-60 game against Arkansas Baptist College Friday night.
“We turned the ball over too much, gave up too many offensive rebounds and missed too many free throws,” said Matt Svehla, Hawks coach. “We did not do the things that you need to do to win close ball games.”
Mykala Baylor led the Hawks with a 20-point, 17-rebound double-double. Sierra Bell totaled ten points and seven rebounds. Irene Sanz had eight points and six rebounds, while Jerrica Neal recorded seven points and seven rebounds.
OTTUMWA, IA – The Northeast Community College men’s basketball team traveled to Ottumwa, IA, over the weekend to face #1 Indian Hills Community College on Saturday. The Warriors defeated the Hawks, 78-53.
Indian Hills is ranked first in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I poll and is currently the only undefeated team in the country.
Northeast came out and played a strong first half, trailing the Warriors only 28-23 at halftime. However, Indian Hills pulled away late in the second half for the win.
Allen Anderson led the Hawks with 17 points, four steals and three rebounds. Steve Wooten recorded 13 points and nine rebounds, while Jaquan Sanders added 12 points, six rebounds and two steals.
Northeast (13-15) will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Columbus to take on Central Community College at 7:30 p.m.