ANKENY, Iowa - A strong offensive showing from the North Central University men's basketball team led to a non-conference win over Faith Baptist Bible College 92-66 on Tuesday night. The Rams had four players in double figures as they shot 58.6 percent from the field (41-for-70).
In the first half the Rams came out strong as they shot 64.9 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from behind the arc. Jared High led the Rams into the lockerroom for the half with 12 points and four rebounds with Roy Mack and Riley Loukinen adding 12 and 11 points respectively. Joel Cline followed with eight points at the half with three rebounds.
NCU would continue to extend their lead in the second half as they outscored the Eagles 39-30 in the second half. Jared High would ultimately lead the Rams in scoring with 23 points to go along with six rebounds. Sophomore Roy Mack recorded a career high of 20 points on the night. The 6'7" former Henry Sibley High School standout shot 9-for-11 from the field and a perfect 2-for-2 from the free throw line. Senior Joel Cline added 18 points and six rebounds for the Rams. Loukinen rounded out the Rams leaders with 11 points and five rebounds.
NCU (6-11, 3-6) will look to carry this strong showing into a crucial Upper Midwest Athletic Conference game tommorow night as they host the College of St.Scholastica (10-7, 6-3). Tipoff is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday night. The Rams are still very much in UMAC playoff contention and a win on Wednesday night will continue to add to their playoff hopes.
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