Host Niagara County Community College finished the first semester strong as it earned two solid wins at this past weekend's annual Thunderwolves Classic. NCCC, which is ranked No. 6 in the latest NJCAA Div. II poll, is now 12-1 overall. The Thunderwolves return to action at 3 p.m. Jan. 4 at Luzerne County Community College.
No. 6 (D2) Niagara CCC 99, No. 5 (D3) Hostos CC 91
Sophomore point guard Nigel Scantlebury had a game-high 25 points as the T-Wolves won a battle of ranked opponents. Scantlebury was 16-of-18 from the charity stripe. Fellow second-year backcourt player Hunter Anderson had a strong all-around game, finishing with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Also for NCCC, sophomore wing Marcellus Cooper and classmate William Kondrat had 12 points and seven boards apiece.
No. 6 Niagara CCC 69, Henry Ford CC 66
Kondrat finished with 18 points and seven rebounds as the Thunderwolves held on in a back-and-forth affair. Anderson added 17 points, sophomore forward David Petit-Homme had a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards and Cooper contributed 11 points and six rebounds off the bench.