Posted 12 months ago
By Dan Lucero
The North Platte Community College Knights are on to round two of the NJCAA National Tournament. A career high game from Tim Simmons lifted the Knights to a 76-50 win over Mineral Area College in first-round action yesterday afternoon. Simmons scored 24 points, including a 3-pointer in the first half that broke a 12-12 tie and gave the Knights the lead for good. Ethan Montalvo joined Simmons in double figures, scoring 14 points. The victory is the twelfth in a row for the Knights and moves them to 30-5 on the season. The 30 wins are a new single-season record for Knights basketball. Today the Knights will play the first game in the round of 16 against top-seeded Iowa Western. The Reivers are 31-2 overall. ESPN Radio 1410 will have the action, with pregame coverage at 1:45 and the tipoff at 2 PM.