MIAMI — The stats tell it all: the Northeastern A&M men can definitely score points.
For the sixth time this season, the Golden Norsemen scored more than 100 points in a game Friday. Feb. 7 when they routed the Southwestern Christian JV 125-47 at the NEO Field House.
Averaging 85.7 points per game, they also had 121 in a win earlier this season against the Mustangs.
NEO scored 124 points in a 2013 game against the Oklahoma Wesleyan JV.
“I told them it was good to let off a little steam,” Norse coach Jeremy Jackson said. “It allowed us to go out and have a little bit of fun. We put it away early and it was good to just watch the guys have fun out there.
“It was kinda quiet in the gym, so we created our own energy.”
The Norsemen had six players reach double figures and there were a pair of double doubles.
Rudi Williams had a team-high 20 points and doled out 12 assists while Nikita Konstantynovski had 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Samkelo Cele finished with 19 points, Tyren Collins added 14 and Kalil Camara and Taylor Gonzales contributed 13 apiece.
NEO, which exploded for 74 points in a first half that saw it lead by 56, sizzled from the field.
It shot 58% from the field, going 58 of 80.
The shooting from inside the arc was even better, connecting on 44 of 66 attempts (44 of 56).
Others getting points for the Norse were Jay freshman Garrett Sweeney with nine, George Blaj-Voinescu and James Franklin Jr., eight each; Jadan Graves, six, and Champ Bridges, three.
Konstantynovski and Blaj-Voinescu, freshmen from the Ukraine and Romania, respectively drew praise from Jackson.
“George is coming along,” Jackson said. “He will be a player to watch out for next year. Obviously, we have Nikita, who has really come along.
“I am extremely impressed with how our freshmen have developed. They are doing it in a patient way. It’s good. It’s good.”
It’s back to the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference grind Monday as the Norse travel to Northern Oklahoma-Enid. Then they host archrival Connors State College Thursday, Feb. 13.
Montenz Harper scored 16 points for the Mustangs, who suited up only six players.