NPCC Knights Basketball Defeat Hastings College JV

The North Platte Community College Knights men’s basketball team opened up the second semester with a 100-81 win over the Hastings College Junior Varsity Broncos on Thursday night. The Knights led at halftime, 52-42.

The Knights had five players scoring in double figures, led by Courtney Murrell, from Carrollton, Texas, who led all scorers with 26 points. Edgars Kaufmanis, from Valmiera, Latvia, was next in scoring with 18 points. Mert Halavurte, from Izmir, Turkey, and Ilya Tyrtyshnik, from Kiev, Ukraine, each had 14 points.  The other Knight to score in double figures was Nelo Nducuia, from Maputo, Mozambique, who finished with 10 points.

The Broncos also had five players in double figures. Trevor Adelung, Josh Quinn, and Shannon Watkins, each had 14 points. Ryan Ierra, had 12 points, and Austin Esch had 11 points. The Knights, improve to 10-1 on the season. They are next in action tomorrow night at home when they play Region IX Division II and Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference opponent Central Community College.


Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m., following the women’s basketball game. The night is “Military Appreciation” night.  The game will be livestreamed at