Pioneers host NCTC Classic Jan. 2 and 3

Pioneers host
NCTC Classic
January 2 & 3
 
NCTC Classic
n Saturday, Jan. 2 – (women) Leech Lake vs. Canadian Mennonite, 1 p.m.; (men) Leech Lake vs. Canadian Mennonite, 3 p.m.; (women) Northland vs. Gogebic, 5 p.m.; (men) Northland vs. Gogebic, 7 p.m.
n Sunday, Jan. 3 – (women) Leech Lake vs. Gogebic, 11 a.m.; (men) Leech Lake vs. Gogebic, 1 p.m.; (men) Northland vs. Canadian Mennonite, 3 p.m.; (men) Northland vs. Canadian Mennonite, 5 p.m.
 
  A holiday break for the Northland Community and Technical College men’s and women’s basketball teams ends with the Jan. 2-3 NCTC Classic.
Saturday, Northland will play Gogebic Community College from Ironwood, Mich. The women’s game has a 5 p.m. start time. The men’s tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Sunday, the Pioneers take on Canadian Mennonite University from Winnipeg., MB. The women will be matched up at 3 p.m. The men  will meet at 5 p.m.
Leech Lake Tribal College from Cass Lake will also be part of the NCTC Classic with Saturday men’s and women’s games against Canadian Mennonite and Sunday contests vs. Gogebic. 
Northland women are 8-2; the Northland men carry a 4-7 record. Both teams have been idle since Dec. 12.
The games against Gogebic and Canadian Mennonite will be the final nonconference tune-up for the Pioneers, who finish their 2015-16 regular season schedules with home-and-home match-ups against the  other seven Minnesota College Athletic Conference Northern Division rivals: Central Lakes, Mesabi Range, Itasca, Rainy River, Hibbing, Fond du Lac and Vermilion.
Northland’s MCAC schedule will start with a Jan. 8-9 weekend road trip to Itasca and Fond du Lac.
 
MCAC Northern Division Men
Division Overall
W L W L
Central Lakes 0 0 10 1
Vermilion 0 0 10 1
Mesabi Range 0 0 7 4
Hibbing 0 0 7 5
Northland 0 0 4 7
Fond du Lac 0 0 3 8
Rainy River 0 0 2 8
Itasca 0 0 1 10
MCAC Southern Division Men
Division Overall
W L W L
Rochester 0 0 10 1
Ridgewater 0 0 8 3
St. Cloud 0 0 8 4
Anoka-Ramsey 0 0 6 5
MS-Fergus Falls 0 0 5 6
Riverland 0 0 5 6
Minnesota West 0 0 3 5
Western Tech 0 0 4 8
MCAC Northern Division Women
Division Overall
W L W L
Northland 0 0 8 2
Central Lakes 0 0 5 4
Mesabi Range 0 0 5 4
Itasca 0 0 4 5
Rainy River 0 0 4 5
Hibbing 0 0 4 6
Fond du Lac 0 0 2 8
Vermilion 0 0 2 8
MCAC Southern Division Women
Division Overall
W L W L
Anoka-Ramsey 0 0 9 4
Rochester 0 0 6 6
Western Tech 0 0 5 5
Minnesota West 0 0 4 7
MS-Fergus Falls 0 0 2 9
Ridgewater 0 0 2 9