by jamesc 1/9/2014 8:58:05 AM --
FT. DODGE, IA - The Northeast Hawks women's basketball team dropped its first game of the year Wednesday night to Iowa Central Community College in Ft. Dodge, IA, 105-95. The 13-2 Tritons are ranked 12th in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division 2 poll.
In addition to the 200 total points, the contest featured 71 fouls and 101 free throw attempts.
“One would think that 95 points would be enough to win, but not tonight,” said Matt Svehla, Northeast coach. “They hit 12, 3 point shots and they were 41 of 52 from the free throw line. That is a crazy amount of free throws, but we shot a lot too, so it wasn’t just against us.”
Svehla gives credit to the Tritons. “A game that has 102 free throws attempted is ridiculous, but we need to defend better. We did not finish very well in the first half, we missed 19 free throws during the game and our defense was lousy. Not playing a game since December 13 may have been a factor, but I hate excuses. That flat outplayed us.”
Alison Klostergaard led four Hawks’ players in double figures with 24 points before fouling out. Lexi Murphy scored 20 points, Megan Trinder finished with 15, and Emily Gamble had 10. Also for Northeast, Ena Viso and Annie Szczepaniak had 9 points, Yasmin Miller had 6 and Debinique Knowles had 2.
Northeast, now 14-1, is ranked 23rd in the latest NJCAA Division 1 poll. The Hawks will be in action Friday night as it hosts Hastings College at the Cox Activities Center on the Northeast campus in Norfolk. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.