North Platte – The North Platte Community College Knights basketball team opened up the second semester of play, defeating the Southeast Community College Storm, 81-62, on Saturday afternoon at the McDonald – Belton Gymnasium in a Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference game.
The Storm opened up the game with a 5-0 lead, but the Knights went on an 11-0 run to take an 11-5 lead. The Storm rallied back to take a 20-17 lead, but was short lived after Godfrey Rolle hit a field goal and a three-pointer to give the Knights the lead for good. The Knights led by as much as 13 points in the first half at 43-30. The Knights led at halftime by 10 at 43-33.
In the second half, the Storm scored first to cut the Knights lead to eight, but after a field goal by Brandon Headroe, the Knights maintained a double digit lead throughout the remainder of the game.
The Knights are now 5-6 on the season and 1-0 in NCCAC play. Three Knights finished in double figures, led by Trajan Harris, who finished with 19 points. Rolle finished with 18 points, and Buom Dobuol added 12 points. Dobuol also grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Knights and had four blocked shots.
The Storm are 1-15 overall and 0-1 in NCCAC play. Daniel Quesenberry led the Storm with 18 points and Kuoth Path came off the bench to score 11 points. Path had seven rebounds and two blocked shots to lead the Storm.
The Knights will face Region IX South Sub-Region opponent Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday, January 10 at the McDonald – Belton Gymnasium at 7:30 PM.
ESPN 1410 radio will broadcast the game and on www.northplattepost.com. It will also be live streamed at www.npccknights.com.