Haverhill, MA (December 1, 2017) – A triple-double (15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists) from freshman Emir Alagoz (Istanbul, Turkey) helped lead the Northern Essex Community College men's basketball team past Holyoke Community College on the road last evening by a final score of 99-85 for their fourth straight win. The Knights are now 7-2 on the season.
Sophomore classmates Eddie Cardona (Haverhill, MA) and Adam Goldstein (North Reading, MA) also collected double-doubles in the game. Cardona poured in 29 points and added 10 rebounds. He nearly missed a triple-double of his own contributing 9 assists on the game. Goldstein added 23 points and 16 rebounds.
Alexis Estrella (Lawrence, MA) was also in double figures for scoring on Thursday night as he added 13 points. DJ Greenhalgh (Dracut, MA) led the Knights defensively with four steals and four blocked shots.
The Knights return to action on Saturday when they host Springfield Technical Community College in Sport and Fitness Center in Haverhill. First tip is 1:00pm.
Northern Essex Community College competes as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and sponsors eight varsity intercollegiate sports including baseball, men's basketball, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country and men's and women's track and field. For more information on Northern Essex Community College Athletics please visit the official website of Northern Essex Athletics (http://athletics.necc.mass.edu).