No. 14 NIACC men face Mount Mercy JV Sunday

NIACC's Quentin Hardrict looks to make a move during a game at Southwestern in December.
NIACC's Quentin Hardrict looks to make a move during a game at Southwestern in December.

MASON CITY - The No. 14 NIACC men's basketball team returns to action Sunday at home against the Mount Mercy University junior varsity.

Game time is slated for 2 p.m. in the NIACC gym.

NIACC (9-2 overall, 1-0 in the ICCAC) last played on Dec. 8 when the Trojans opened their league season with a 104-81 victory over Southwestern.

NIACC has won eight straight game and has scored at least 100 points in five straight games.

NIACC averages 95.5 points per game, which leads the ICCAC.

Freshman Wendell Matthews leads NIACC in scoring with a 16.4 per game average. Quentin Hardrict averages 14.4 points per game and James Harris scores 12.7 points per game.

After Sunday's game, the Trojans return to ICCAC play with a home game Wednesday against Iowa Central.

NIACC's 2018-19 season (9-2 overall)

DCTC 91, NIACC 80

NIACC 97, Bay College 77

Iowa Western 100, NIACC 76

NIACC 78, Marshalltown CC 73

NIACC 99, RCTC 67

NIACC 94, Southeastern CC 86

NIACC 109, Wartburg College JV 77

NIACC 101, DCTC 65

NIACC 105, Northeast CC 71

NIACC 108, Luther College JV 70

NIACC 104, Southwestern 81

NIACC men's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    2-0

Plays at home                                                  2-1

Plays on road                                                   4-1

Plays on neutral court                                       3-0

Leads at halftime                                              7-0

Trails at halftime                                                2-2

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                             1-1

Scores between 80-89 points                             0-1

Scores between 90-99 points                             3-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 5-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  0-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             2-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             5-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             2-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             0-1

Allows 100 or more points                                 0-1

Game decided by 1-3 points                               0-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               1-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             1-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                           0-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             7-1

TEAM SEASON HIGHS

Points - 109 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

3-point goals - 14 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Rebounds - 62 vs. DCTC (11-28-18)

Assists - 24, twice.

Steals - 21 vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

Points - 30, Wendell Matthews vs. Northeast CC (11-30-18)

3-point goals - 4, Kyle Lang vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Rebounds - 14, Wendell Matthews vs. Southeastern (11-16-18)

Assists - 10, James Harris vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Steals - 8, James Harris vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 104 vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

Had 10 3-point goals: 14 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

Had 50 rebounds: 54 vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

Had 20 assists: 24 vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

Had 15 steals: 21 vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

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: 46, Walter Smith vs. Iowa Lakes (1973-74)

30 points: 31, Nick Wurm vs. Iowa Lakes (2-18-18)

5 3-point goals: 5, Nick Wurm vs. Iowa Lakes (3-6-18)

25 rebounds: 25, Terry McKissick vs. Marshalltown (1971-72)

15 rebounds: 18, Cam McPherson vs. AFLBS (12-16-17)

10 rebounds: 10, Wendell Matthews vs. Southeastern (11-16-18)

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

10 assists: 10, James Harris vs. Wartburg College JV (11-26-18)

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

5 steals: 8, James Harris vs. Luther College JV (12-4-18)

5 blocks: 6, Matthew Don vs. Iowa Lakes (2-12-14)

Double/double: Wendell Matthews 24 points/14 rebounds vs. Southeastern (11-18-18)