NPCC Knights basketball wraps up weekend in Wyoming

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LARAMIE, Wy. (KNOP)- The NPCC Knights basketball teams were out in Wyoming this weekend facing Laramie County CC and each had opposite results.

The women's team fell 67-51, with Knights Janay Brauer was the teams high scorer with 14 points. Despite the loss, head coach Jeff Thurman voiced optimism after the game. "Obviously not the outcome we wanted, but we were a completely different team today than we were last night. We played with heart, pride and togetherness. When we get this type of effort and desire, plus evolve offensively, we will be fun to watch.”

Though the Knights concluded a recent tour of Wyoming, they continue their travel and next play against Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa on Friday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m.

The North Platte Community College Knights Men’s Basketball Team played against Laramie County Community College and won, 84-73. NPCC is now 3-6 on overall season record.

NPCC’s Danilo Matovic posted 10 points, DaVonte Tharpe posted 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Damon Harge scored 19 points and Tim Johnson scored 20 points.

“It was a gritty, hard fought, team win. Anytime you are able to go on the road in Region IX and come away with a win, it feels good. I’m proud of how our guys came out and competed for 40 minutes. We have to focus our sights on Cloud County, but this win feels nice for now,” said NPCC assistant coach Chase Grabau.

The Knights next host Cloud County Community College on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. in the McDonald-Belton Gymnasium.