By Tessa Burford
The North Platte Community College Knights Women’s Basketball Team started strong in their first round of the Hesston College Classic in Hesston, Kan. by maintaining a steady lead against their opponent and host, Hesston College, ultimately winning 86-51.
NPCC’s Jalyn Reagans and Catie Whitehead both grabbed seven rebounds and put up seven points. Isa Valenzuela posted 12 points, Emily Joseph scored 16 points and Ashley Hassett scored 19 points for the Knights.
“Tonight, we came out and played our style of basketball. Defending in the half court, creating turnovers and pushing the ball. This was a nice win for us to get off our three-game skid,” said NPCC head coach Jeff Thurman.
The Knights resume play in the Hesston College Classic Saturday at 12 p.m. against Bethel College JV.
“Now the key for the weekend is to mimic what we did tonight and come out tomorrow with a strong defensive effort,” said Thurman.
The NPCC Women’s Basketball Team is currently 3-4 on overall season record. More coverage can be found on the NPCC Facebook page at facebook.com/MPCCNorthPlatte/. More information about the Knights Women’s Basketball Team is available at npccknights.com/.