NORFOLK, Neb. – Sophomore Kyla Moore (Norfolk, Neb.) stepped up in big ways for the Northeast Community College women's basketball team on Saturday night.
Moore's 20-point performance propelled the Hawks (1-0) to their first win of the season over Northeastern Junior College, 75-64 at the Cox Activities Center in Norfolk.
Both teams had a slow start out of the gates, however the Hawks managed to score 25 points in the second quarter to take a 33-25 lead heading into halftime.
Coming out of the break, Northeast pushed their lead to 22 points, thanks to a Katarina Zagorac (Novi Sad, Serbia) 3-pointer. Northeast kept its foot on the pedal for the rest of the quarter and ultimately took a 19-point lead into the fourth quarter.
The Plainswomen wouldn't go down without a fight until Beth Matas (Girona, Spain) hit a jumper in the lane, followed by a layup from Moore and a 3-pointer to put the game out of reach for Northeastern.
The Hawks shot 43 percent from the field and 43 percent from the three-point line.
Northeast travels to Cloud County Community College for a 6 p.m. matchup on Tuesday in Concordia, Kan.
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