The No. 25 North Platte Community College men’s basketball team (2-0) travels to Garden City, Kan. on Fridayafternoon to compete in the Garden City Classic. The Classic features Garden City Community College, Seward County Community College and Kingdom Prep out of Iowa along with North Platte. The Knights face Seward County on Friday and hosts Garden City on Saturday.
The Knights open the Garden City Classic on Friday Nov. 8 at 3:30 p.m. against the Seward County Saints. The Saints are 1-1 this season after falling last weekend against the Colorado Kings 68-71 and defeating Northwest Kansas Tech 72-69. The Saints are led by Kevin Smith at 15.5 ppg and Niem Stevenson at 15.0 ppg.
North Platte continues the Garden City Classic on Saturday Nov. 9 when they take on the Garden City Community College Bronc Busters at 7:30 p.m.The Bronc Busters are 2-0 this season after defeating Sunrise Christian Prep 51-48 and Lamar Community College JV 99-52. Garden City plays Kingdom Prep Friday night before facing the Knights on Saturday. Jade Cathey leads the Bronc Busters with 15.5 ppg and Talan Whitaker is second with 11.5 ppg.
The Knights are 2-0 this season after defeating Northeast Community College 67-66 and Doane University JV 98-62 over the weekend in the McCook Community College Classic. The Knights currently boast four players in double-figures led by Ethan Montalvo at 13.0 ppg to go along with Marco Pascolo (12.0 ppg), Tre’Vaun Hymer (10.5 ppg) and Cameron Williams (10.0 ppg).
The Knights begin a five game home stand on Tuesday Nov. 12 as they take on the York College JV at 7 p.m. before hosting Midland University JV and Doane College JV on Nov. 15 and 16.