The NCMC Pirates high speed pace paid off on Saturday as the defeated Southeast Community College 110-87. With the win, Coach Esry's squad is now 9-1 on the season ahead of a major matchup with perennial power John Wood Community College. The Blazers were ranked 14th in the national preseason poll but have gotten off to a slow 2-7 start to the season.
Saturday against Southeast CC, the Pirates jumped on top early in the game with their highflying style. By halftime, it was a 66-40 lead. Southeast did fight valiantly in the second half, outscoring NCMC 47-44 but it was not enough in the come from behind bid.
Here is the postgame interview with Coach Esry following the victory.