Posted 12 months ago
By Robert Lovell
North Platte – The No. 12 North Platte Community College men’s basketball team (11-0, 3-0 South Sub-Region) will close out the fall semester on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. as they host No. 13 Northeastern Junior College (12-1, 1-1 South Sub-Region) at McDonald-Belton Gymnasium.
The Knights face the Plainsmen for the first of two scheduled meetings this year. Last year the two teams faced off three times, with the third being in the Region IX Tournament Semifinals. The Knights were able to defeat the Plainsmen in all three meetings.
Ethan Montalvo leads the Knights in scoring at 15.3 points per game while Cameron Williams is second on the team with 12.3 points per game. Tim Simmons leads the Knights in assists at 2.5 per game to go along with 9.5 points per game. Marco Pascolo also averages 9.5 points while shooting 53 percent from behind the 3-point line. Jake Maslo leads the team in rebounding at 6.6 to go along with 7.1 points per game.
Northeastern has five players’ average double figures in scoring while scoring 93 points per game as a team. Duol Mayot leads the way in scoring and rebounding with 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. Bronson Moton (14.2), Joe Uke (13.0), Odessa Lear (12.2) and Jamal Peterson (10.4) are the other players in double figures for the Plainsmen.
The game will follow the women’s game and will be broadcast live on ESPN Radio 1410 and online.
The Knights return to action in 2014 on Jan. 10 as they travel to Scottsbluff to take on Western Nebraska Community College (7-6, 0-1 South Sub-Region) at 8:30 p.m. CST. North Platte remains on the road as they face Eastern Wyoming in Torrington, Wyo. on Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. CST. The Knights first seven games of 2014 are on the road.