BUFFALO, N.Y. – Feb. 4 – Erie Community College head men’s basketball coach Alex Nwora won his 254th career game at ECC with the Kats’ 98-77 win over Niagara County Community College Saturday afternoon at the Flickinger Center. The 254 wins set the ECC record, previously held by George Killian, who coached the Kats from the 1954-55 to 1968-69 seasons.
The Kats, the nation’s 11th-ranked team, improved to 15-3 overall and 5-1 in Western New York Athletic Conference play. ECC was led by freshman forward Eyimofee Edukugho (Warri, Nigeria/Our Savior New American School) as he posted his second-straight double-double with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore forward Uche Ogbonna (Westbury, N.Y./Hicksville) added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Dequan Jones (Brooklyn, N.Y./Pacific) and Sam Hattin (Hamilton, Ont./Our Savior) added 12 and 10 points, respectively. As a team, ECC out-rebounded NCCC by a 53-28 margin.
NCCC (13-7, 5-3 WNYAC) was led by Isaiah Johnson’s 20 points.
The Kats will play Tuesday night in Olean, N.Y., against Jamestown Community College-Cattaraugus Campus.