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Northark adds another win to total


North Arkansas College is coming down to the end of the semester.
Playing their next to last home game before Christmas break, the Pioneers hosted Neosho County Community College
Northark left the court with a 75-65 victory.
The Pioneers took control of the game early.
Mat Jones started the contest with a bucket inside and then added a 3-pointer.
I'Ryan Allen scored for a 7-2 Pioneer lead.
Jordyn Turner was the next Pioneer to score before Andres Lopera hit a shot.
Allen hit the next basket before Turner hit the second 3-pointer of the game for Northark to make the score 16-9.
Jones gave the Pioneers their first double-digit lead of the game with a 3-pointer.
Later Ethan Meeks pushed the Northark lead to 39-19.
The Panthers responded.
Northark led, 39-30, at halftime.
The Panthers were able to pull within two possessions in the second half, but each charge by Neosho County was answered by the Pioneers.
Leading Northark in scoring was Jones with 23 points, which included 13 in the second half.
Allen added 16, James Parlow 15, Turner eight, Javon Calmese four, Isaiah Payne three, Meeks and Lopera two each and Curtis Fowler and Kelse Tarver one apiece.