Nick Lentz Joins the 1000 Point Club
Bemidji, MN: Junior Nick Lentz has been on a tear lately, he found his niche on the offensive end as in the last seven games he has scored 151 points! He has also scored 20 or more points five times in that stretch. Nick came into his junior year with 539 career points, needing 461 to join the 1000 point club. He was up to the challenge as he heading into their last home game of the year needing 52 points to break the 1000 point barrier. Nick had a career night scoring 37 points on 18 for 21 shooting. He then only needed 15 more points Thursday afternoon as the Lions took on Red Lake Nation College in the 1st round of the NIAC Conference Tournament. Nick stepped to the line with 12:01 left in the 2nd half with 999 points; he sank the first free throw and became the 18th Trinity Bible College Lions Men’s basketball player to eclipse 1000 career points. Nick made the next free throw as well and finished the game with 16 points. Nick finished the weekend off by helping the Lions win their 2nd ever NIAC Conference Tournament Championship. He now sits in 17th place with 1035 career points.
Kayla Droste Becomes the 8th Lady Lion 1000 Point Scorer
Bemidji, MN: Senior Kayla Droste headed into the NIAC Conference Tournament this past weekend with one personal goal and one team goal in mind. The team goal was to help the Lady Lions win their 5th consecutive NIAC Tournament Championship and her personal goal was to score at least 25 points to become the 8th Lady Lion to score 1000 career points. Kayla headed into the NIAC Championship game needing 19 more points to get to 1000 and with just over four minutes remaining in the game she got a pass from her sister Janae Droste for a layup which gave her 1000 points exactly. Kayla would finish the game with 23 points, as she now sits with 1004 points. Kayla helped the Lions beat Turtle Mountain 75 to 57 giving them their 5th straight NIAC Conference Tournament Championship.
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