by jamesc 12/9/2013 8:29:10 AM --
NORFOLK – The 25th nationally ranked Northeast Community College women’s basketball team improved to 12-0 after cruising to an 87-59 win over the Midland University JV Friday night here.
Northeast Coach Matt Svehla said his team’s transition game went well during the first half which allowed for a comfortable lead, including a 49-25 advantage at halftime. “Megan Trinder did a great job of pushing the tempo and delivering the tempo. As a team, we had 27 assists on 33 baskets. That stat shows how this team passes and shares the basketball.”
Svehla was not always pleased with how the Hawks defended Midland, particularly from the three-point line. “Sometimes you get too relaxed and we probably fell victim to that. All-in-all, it was a productive night and it was really nice to see our entire team get some playing time.”
The Hawks were led by Alison Klostergaard and Yasmin Miller, who each scored 14 points. Annie Szczepanik had 13 points, Jamea Coleman finished with 12, Emily Gamble had nine points, Trinder, Lexi Murphy, and Debinique Knowles had six, Ena Viso finished with five points and Jordyn Berglund had two.
The Hawks will be in action next on Tuesday as it hosts Southeast Community College at the Cox Activities Center on the Norfolk campus. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. A men’s game will follow at 7:30 p.m.