No. 14 NIACC men roll to 9th straight win, 125-98

MASON CITY - The NIACC men's basketball team set a school record on Sunday.

For the the first time in school history, the NIACC men's team scored at least 100 points in its sixth straight game in the Trojans' 125-98 win over the Mount Mercy University Junior Varsity. In the 1971-72 season, the Trojans scored at least 100 points in five straight games.

The 125 points in Sunday's contest ranks as the eighth-highest single-game point total in school history. The 125 points is the most in a single-game by a NIACC men's team since the 1977-78 season when the Trojans topped RCTC 135-100, Iowa Lakes 128-89 and Kirkwood 126-56.

Also Sunday, the Trojans pushed their winning streak to nine games, which is the most since the 2009-10 when they started the season 9-0. The all-time longest win streak in men's basketball history is 13 in the 1978-79 season.

In Sunday's game, Wendell Matthews led the Trojans with 22 points and 11 rebounds for his fifth double/double of the season. Quentin Hardrict and Deundra Roberson both scored 20 points for the Trojans.

NIACC (10-2) also received 14 points from Orrington Hamilton, 13 from Kyle Lang, 12 from James Harris and 11 from Trey Sampson. Hardrict dished out seven assists and Lang collected six assists.

NIACC (1-0 in ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at home against Iowa Central. The women's game starts at 5:30 p.m. with the men's game starting at 7:30 p.m.

Notes: NIACC men's basketball coach Mark Mohl has a career record of 170-147 ... NIACC sophomore Orrington Hamilton has 492 career points (74th on NIACC's career scoring list) with 78 3-point goals (22nd on school's career list) and 96 assists (67th on school's career list).

NIACC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM'S LONGEST WIN STREAKS

13 - 1978-79

12 - 2003-04

11 - 1984-85

10 - 1971-72

10 - 2006-07

9 - 2009-10

9 - 2018-19

8 - 1994-95

8 - 2012-13

7 - 1972-73

7 - 1974-75

7 - 1980-81

NIACC's 2018-19 season (10-2 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 125, Mount Mercy JV 98

NIACC men's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    2-0

In January                                                       1-0

Plays at home                                                  3-1

Plays on road                                                   4-1

Plays on neutral court                                       3-0

Leads at halftime                                              8-0

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                                 6-0

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                             1-1

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                             8-1

TEAM SEASON HIGHS

Points - 125 vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)

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: 125 vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)

Had 10 3-point goals: 11 vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)

Had 50 rebounds: 50 vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)

Had 20 assists: 23 vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)

Had 15 steals: 15 vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)

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: 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: 11, Wendell Matthews vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)

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 22 points/11 rebounds vs. Mount Mercy JV (1-6-19)