PETOSKEY — With this being the very first season of North Central Michigan College basketball, it’s obvious to state that quite a few program records are being set by the Timberwolves this season.
But, some of those records might also stand for some time.
Earlier this week, both NCMC basketball squads welcomed in the Lake Superior State University JV team for what was their second home stand of the season and both earned wins.
The men’s team set a program record for points scored in a game with a 111-58 victory, while the NCMC women earned a victory behind a 50-31 final.
The games came after a 10-day break for the two Timberwolf teams, while coming off their first-ever home games against Mott Community College just before the Thanksgiving break.
The NCMC men set seven records as a program Tuesday night, seven games into their first season, including points scored (111), team rebounds (55), assists (33) and field goal percentage (51.2), among others.
North Central opened with a 55-29 lead at the halftime break, then nearly mirrored the first half with a 56-29 second.
The Timberwolves were led by Josh Adim with 27 points, a new season-high, along with five rebounds, six assists and six steals.
Dai’Montae Rembert then scored 21 points and had seven rebounds and Byron Bishop scored 18 points and added seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks.
Out of Northern Michigan, Wolverine native Max Nelson had his first collegiate double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Boyne City native Scotty Haley earned the start and had five points, six rebounds and five assists, while East Jordan native JJ Weber had 13 points and seven boards.
For the season, the Timberwolves now have two players averaging over 15 points a night, with Adim averaging 15.7 and Skylar Crudup averaging 15.3 points. Adim is also shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and Crudup is tacking on 4.4 assists a game.
The Timberwolves knocked down 13 3-pointers in the game, though still only shot 60 percent from the free throw line in 20 attempts.
The North Central men (3-4) will next head to Wayne County Community College on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Detroit. The next home game for the Timberwolves will then come at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10 against St. Clair County Community College.
— For the North Central women’s team, the victory came behind a 15-3 first quarter lead, then a 23-8 lead at the break. A 16-10 advantage in the fourth later helped the Timberwolves close things out.
Brooklynn Besteman again led the Timberwolves with 22 points and eight rebounds, making for her third 20-point game in her last four times out on the court.
Besteman is now leading the Timberwolves with 16.6 points a night, to go with 10.3 rebounds.
Mykaila Burgher also scored nine and added six assists and six steals, Makenzie Castle had eight pints, three assists and four steals and Caley Zukowski scored eight and had eight rebounds.
Petoskey native Jean Crittenden also had eight rebounds, three steals and a basket, while Alyvia Groh, also out of Petoskey, pulled down four boards.
Next up for the NCMC women (3-4) will be a trip to Macomb Community College on Saturday, Dec. 3 in Warren. Like the men’s team, the women will also welcome in St. Clair County CC on Saturday, Dec. 10 with a 1 p.m. tip time.
Conference play for both teams won’t start up until the new year when they travel to Mid Michigan College on Saturday, Jan. 14.
This article originally appeared on The Petoskey News-Review: North Central men, women both add a win before weekend trip