No. 14 NIACC men win 10th straight, 86-75

NIACC's Deundra Roberson converts a layup in first half of Wednesday's game against Iowa Central.
NIACC's Deundra Roberson converts a layup in first half of Wednesday's game against Iowa Central.

MASON CITY - The winning streak has reached 10.

The No. 14 NIACC men's basketball team won its 10th straight game with a come-from-behind 86-75 victory over Iowa Central in an ICCAC contest Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. The Trojans trailed 66-60 with 8:30 left in the second half but the they outscored the Tritons 26-9 the rest of the way to keep their winning streak alive.

The 10-game winning streak is tied for the fourth longest in school history and longest since the 2006-07 team also put together a 10-game win streak.

NIACC's last loss was a 100-76 defeat at the hands of Iowa Western on Nov. 5 in Council Bluffs.

NIACC (11-2 overall, 2-0 in the ICCAC) was led by freshman Wendell Matthews, who scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, a career-best six assists, two steals and one block. It was Matthews' sixth double-double of the season.

The Trojans also received 19 points from freshman Quentin Hardrict, 16 points from freshman James Harris and 10 points from Deundra Roberson.

NIACC's Kyle Lang and Trey Sampson both scored eight points.

NIACC returns to action next Wednesday (Jan. 16) at DMACC in an ICCAC contest.

NIACC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM'S LONGEST WIN STREAKS

13 - 1978-79

12 - 2003-04

11 - 1984-85

10 - 1971-72

10 - 2006-07

10 - 2018-19

9 - 2009-10

8 - 1994-95

8 - 2012-13

7 - 1972-73

7 - 1974-75

7 - 1980-81

NIACC's 2018-19 season (11-2 overall, 2-0 in ICCAC)

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 86, Iowa Central 75

NIACC men's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    2-0

In January                                                       2-0

Plays at home                                                  4-1

Plays on road                                                   4-1

Plays on neutral court                                       3-0

Leads at halftime                                              8-0

Trails at halftime                                                2-2

Tied at halftime                                                 1-0

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                             1-1

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                             6-0

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                           1-0

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: 20 vs. Iowa Central (1-9-19)

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: 10, Wendell Matthews vs. Iowa Central (1-9-19)

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 23 points/10 rebounds vs. Iowa Central (1-9-19)