Northeast women’s basketball team scores over 100 points in its latest win


Front row (from left) Michelle Seagren, athletic trainer, Lexi Murphy, Jordyn Berglund, Olivia Schneiders, Megan Trinder, Ena Viso, Jamea Coleman, and Elizabeth Deines, student manager. Back row (from left) Matt Svehla, head coach, Debinique Knowles, Alison Klostergaard, Amelia Allington, Yasmin Miller, Annie Szczepaniak, , Emily Gamble. Not pictured: Mike Cooper, assistant coach. (Courtesy Photo).

NORFOLK – A balanced scoring attack allowed the Northeast Community College women’s basketball team to improve to 15-1 on the year after a 109-83 win over the Hastings College JV Friday night at the Cox Activities Center here.

Five Hawks’ players scored in double figures. Emily Gamble led the team with 25 points, including shooting 2 for 2, 3 pointers and she was 7 for 7 from the from the free throw line. Megan Trinder and Ena Viso each scored 15 points while Alison Klostergaard and Yasmin Miller had 14. Also for Northeast, Lexi Murphy and Debinique Knowles had 8 points, Amelia Allington finished with 6, and Annie Szczepaniak had 4.

Matt Svehla, Northeast coach was happy with his team’s performance. “We really had our transition game going well in the first half. Our pressure was good and that led to some easy baskets. Our defense was really key in getting control of the game early.” The #23 Hawks were up 62-26 at halftime.

Svehla said his team shooting 60-percent for the game allowed the entire bench to get in early. “I was pleased with our focus and our energy.”

Next up for Northeast is Iowa Western Community College (16-1). The game will be held Wednesday night in Council Bluffs, IA, beginning at 5 p.m.