Knights fall at home

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP)- The NPCC Knights women's basketball team hosted the Northeast Community College Hawks at McDonald-Belton Gymnasium Tuesday evening.

The Knights shot just 22% in the game and fell 79-42, after not leading at all during the game.

Madisyn Francis lead the team with 14 points, and added six rebounds, Nahatabaa Nacona grabbed seven rebounds, and Emily Joseph had eight points and two rebounds.

After the game, first year head coach Jeff Thurman talked about the chemistry his young team has, and how the team plans to grow as the year progresses.

"It's going to take time to mesh, to have that continuity. What we're trying to stress right now is just competing, playing hard while you're on the floor, and things will come. We're not shooting a high percentage this year so far, but that will come with time, just that chemistry," Thurman said.

Thurman also talked about the hard-work the players show during the game, even if the results aren't always there.

"We have spurts where we look really good. They don't stop playing. I mean, we go on spurts where we don't play as hard as we should, but for the most part we don't stop. We have a long road ahead of us, but we're gonna get there," Thurman said.

The Knights travel to Concordia, Kansas for a game against Cloud County Community College on Wednesday.