Niagara Gazette

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January 8, 2014

NCCC men, women return with wins

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Niagara Gazette — "... I'm OK with it. It's a motivating factor for us, another thing to add to our goals."

The men followed with a double-digit win of their own, beating Lakeland 96-80.

Eli Jones led the way with a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 boards. Chuka Ikpeza scored 20 points off the bench, going 5 for 5 on 3-pointers and 7 for 7 from the field. Point guard Sheldon Zablotney added 16 points and eight assists while EJ Sandoval chipped in 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

"It took us a while to put them away," said coach Bill Beilein. "We kept going 10-12 points up, then blowing that lead. We didn't put the game away until there were three minutes left."

The win puts the Thunderwolves at 14-1, their best start in 40 years. They were ranked tenth in the NJCAA Division II poll before this week, when they dropped out due to a mix up over winter break. They'll likely remain in the top 10 when the next poll is released next Tuesday.

The women have three non-conference games left. Next up is a game at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Alfred State, an NCAA Division III school playing an independent schedule. The men have two more games before conference play, with Lorain County CC visiting for a 3 p.m. tip Saturday.

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