Northeast gets four players in double figures in close win over Concordia JV
NORFOLK, Neb. -- The Northeast Community College men's basketball team held off a feisty Concordia University JV squad Monday night in Norfolk.
The Hawks got four different players in double figures in the 88-83 win over the Bulldogs.
Emaniel Alexandre led the Hawks with 20 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, while Bryan Rolle added 18 points and nine boards. Collin Storr notched a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebrounds. Alexandre, Rolle and Storr are all natives of Nassau, Bahamas. Norfolk native Ben Hammand chipped in with 14 points.
Bennington native Zac Kulus led Concordia with 20 points.
Northeast was up 49-38 at halftime but had to stave off a late Bulldogs rally that cut the lead to 84-80 with 1:17 left. Rolle and Alexandre each made a pair of free throws to seal the victory for the Hawks.
“We’ve had some close games in part because we have a lot of guys hurt,” Northeast assistant coach Junior Denis said. “We’ve had to play some of the freshmen, which is good because we can get them ready for the bigger games. These close games will help us down the road.”
The Hawks will go on the road to battle No. 8 Kirkwood Community College at 3 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.