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MEN'S BASKETBALL: Defense the key to victory again

01/27/2018

The 5th ranked Cardinals started off a slow but the defense picked up the slack in a 72-54 victory over Blue Mountain CC Saturday night at Rolly Williams Court. Down 22-9 early in the first half, NIC (16-5, 6-2) went on a 21-3 run to take a 30-27 halftime lead. The strong defensive effort continued in the second half as the Cards held the Timberwolves ((3-15, 0-8) to 27 second-half points. Sophomore Charles Williams led three players in double figures with 15 points on 5 of 9 shooting. NIC focused on getting the ball inside to Freshman Jarod Greene and Sophomore Seth Christiaens. It paid dividends with Greene getting 14 points and 5 rebounds and Christiaens 11 points and 6 rebounds.  Sophomore Tyler Brimhall tossed in 8 points, hitting 2 of 3 attempts from beyond the arc while grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds. In all, the Cardinals outrebounded the Timberwolves

46-26. “I was happy with the way the guys responded with that nice run after the slow start,” said Head Coach Corey Symons. “Our bigs really came through tonight.”

The Cardinals open up the second half of the Eastern Division schedule Saturday February 3rd at Rolly Williams Court against Yakima Valley. The Yaks beat the visiting Cardinals 83-77 January 6th. Tip-off is at 4pm. If you can’t make it to the game, check out the action on our You Tube channel by logging on to nicathletics.com.


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