The Northeastern men's basketball team competed against Casper College on Monday night in a rival game that typically creates a great game to watch. This game was no different. When NJC travels to Casper, it usually is a very tough game with mixed results as Casper plays very well on their home court. NJC stayed strong the entire game as they held the lead for 30+ minutes of the 40 minute match. The big win up north will hopefully get some much needed momentum for the Plainsmen as they travel to Twin Falls, Idaho to compete in the College of Southern Idaho Tournament. Northeastern will play two games, one against the College of Southern Idaho on Friday, November 26th and Snow College on Saturday, November 27th. Northeastern moves to 4-5 on the season.
(Game Recap 11/22) Plainsmen vs. Casper College = Won 69-62
1st Half - Solid overall play from the Plainsmen, controlled ball possesion and turnovers. Halftime score was in favor of NJC 35-26.
2nd Half - NJC struggled to keep Casper off the boards, lots of second chance scoring opportunities. NJC controlled possesion at the end. Final score was 69-62 NJC.
Breakdown: Huge win for the Plainsmen on the road in a tough setting. Sophmore Jared Adams came off the bench with a huge game scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and only 2 missed shots. Following up Jared in scoring for the Plainsmen was Quincey Jewett who scored 17 points, snagged 5 boards and had 1 block. Overall, Northeastern shot 56% from the field and 36.4% from beyond the arc. NJC also had a game where they won the turnover ratio and forced 10 steals.