NIACC men move to 9-0

Wendell Matthews scores inside in Saturday's win over Northeast CC in Fort Dodge.
Wendell Matthews scores inside in Saturday's win over Northeast CC in Fort Dodge.

FORT DODGE - The No. 3 NIACC men's basketball team topped Northeast CC 105-85 on Saturday at the Great Western Shootout on the Iowa Central campus.

NIACC improved its overall record to 9-0 with the 20-point victory. The Trojans are off to their best start since the 2009-10 team also started 9-0.

For the ninth straight game to start the season, the Trojans have scored at least 100 points. NIACC, which has scored 1,043 points, averages 115.8 points per contest.

NIACC was led by sophomore Deundra Roberson with 26 points and James Harris with 25 points.

Also for the Trojans, Trey Sampson scored 19 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists and three blocks. Wendell Matthews scored 17 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Chandler Dean grabbed nine rebounds and Jaden Horton had six rebounds, five assists and three steals.

It was Matthew's fifth double/double of the season and 13th of his career.

NIACC returns to action Saturday and Sunday at the NIACC Thanksgiving Challenge in the NIACC gym.

NIACC's 2019-20 season (9-0 overall)

NIACC 119, Hibbing CC 74

NIACC 119, Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) 88

NIACC 100, Kansas City (Kan.) CC 95

NIACC 120, Quakderdale Prep Academy 62

NIACC 105, Luther College JV 58

NIACC 144, Grinnell College JV 107

NIACC 120, Wartburg College JV 107

NIACC 111, Central CC (Neb.) 82

NIACC 105, Northeast CC 85

NIACC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM BEST STARTS

12-0 (2003-04)

11-0 (1977-78)

11-0 (1984-85)

9-0 (2009-10)

9-0 (2019-20)

7-0 (1974-75)

7-0 (1978-79)

7-0 (1985-86)

6-0 (1971-72)

6-0 (1988-89)

6-0 (2016-17)

2019-20 TEAM SEASON HIGHS

Points - 144 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

3-point goals - 11, twice.

Rebounds - 67 vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

Assists - 35 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

Steals - 20 vs. Grinnell College JV (11-15-19)

Blocks - 11 vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

2019-20 INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

Points - 45, Deundra Roberson vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

3-point goals - 4, Deundra Roberson vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

Rebounds - 19, Wendell Matthews vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

Assists - 11, Anthony McDade vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

Steals - 7, Deundra Roberson twice; 7, Jaden Horton vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

Blocks - 4, Wendell Matthews vs. Kansas City (Kan.) CC (11-8-19)

NIACC men's basketball team 2019-20

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    9-0

Plays at home                                                  5-0

Plays on road                                                   0-0

Plays on neutral court                                       4-0

Leads at halftime                                              9-0

Trails at halftime                                               0-0

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                             0-0

Scores between 80-89 points                             0-0

Scores between 90-99 points                             0-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 9-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  1-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             1-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             1-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             3-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             1-0

Allows 100 or more points                                 2-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                               0-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               1-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             0-0

Game decided by 11-14 points                           1-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             7-0

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: NIACC 111, Central CC (Neb.) 82 (11-22-19)

Had 10 3-point goals: 11 vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

Had 50 rebounds: 61 vs. Northeast CC (11-23-19)

Had 20 assists: 22 vs. Northeast CC (11-23-19)

Had 15 steals: 15 vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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: 45, Deundra Roberson vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

30 points: 37, Deundra Roberson vs. Quakderdale Prep Academy (11-9-19)

5 3-point goals: 6, Deundra Roberson vs. Little Priest Tribal College (3-5-19) - Regional tournament game

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

15 rebounds: 19, Wendell Matthews vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

10 rebounds: 14, Trey Sampson vs. Northeast CC (11-23-19)

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

10 assists: 11, Anthony McDade vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

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

5 steals: 7, Jaden Horton vs. Wartburg College JV (11-17-19)

5 blocks: 6, Trey Sampson vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

Double/double: Trey Sampson 19 points/14 rebounds vs. Northeast CC (11-23-19)

Triple/double: David Humphries 19 points/12 rebounds/10 assists vs. Riverland CC (11-20-12)