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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Cards open title defense with a win

11/18/2018

In a pre-game ceremony, the Cardinals received their NWAC Championship rings and then preceded to show why they’ll be one of the favorites this year as well with a 98-54 victory over Peninsula College Saturday night on Rolly Williams Court.

NIC beat the Pirates last March in overtime 90-83 to claim their first-ever NWAC Championship in Everett overcoming a 20-point, second-half deficit.

With a well-rounded effort, the Cardinals excelled on both ends of the court, holding the Pirates to 25% shooting while forcing 13 turnovers while offensively, shooting 54% from the field and outrebounded the Pirates 48-28.
Freshman Emmitt Taylor III led all scorers with 23-points coming off the bench to hit 7 of 10 from beyond the arc. Sophomore Alphonso Anderson added 20 points and 7 rebounds while Sophomore Ray Quan Evans, last year’s Tournament MVP, tossed in 18 points while handing out 5 assists.

Assistant coach George Swanson, on the Coach “G” Post-Game Show, said the Cardinals worked hard on their defensive preparation: https://youtu.be/HgWsis2p6Rc.

NIC is back in action Friday night at the Western Wyoming Classic in Rock Springs facing Central Wyoming at 3pm PST. Catch all the action live on our You Tube channel at www.nicathletics.com.


More Information
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Corey Symons
(208) 769-3352 or Corey.Symons@nic.edu