The North Central Missouri College women's and men's basketball teams continued their strong starts to the 2012-2013 season, both claiming victories on Friday night at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton, with the Lady Pirates drilling Graceland University's JV 100-51, while the Pirate men beat the Culver-Stockton JV 86-76.
For the North Central women, the Bethany duo of Whitney Bennett and Mysti Williams dominated the Yellowjackets, with Bennett scoring a career-high 26 points, with Wiiliams adding 26 points and 12 boards. Freshman guard Samone Redditt had 15 points and sophomore guard Kelsey Griffin added 11 points. The Lady Pirates, at 3-1 on the campaign, face their strongest test of the young season next Wednesday night in Marshalltown, Iowa, playing the host Tigers at 6 o'clock.
The Pirate men, in a 86-76 win over Culver-Stockton, had 18 points from sophomore Eddie Poland, with Marshon Norfleet adding 15, Skyler Harris 13, and Eric McDaniel 12 points. The Pirates, according to Coach Steve Richman, played "poorly and uninspired", but it was enough for the victory against the out-manned JV squad. Coach Richman said the Pirates "energy and intensity was too low".
The North Central men are off until Saturday, November 17th, when they play the Highland Community College Scotties at 4 o'clock at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton. The women will play Highland that afternoon at 2. Both of those games will be broadcast LIVE on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com, in our next scheduled broadcasts of North Central Missouri College basketball.