The Ellsworth Community College men's basketball team enters this week ranked number ten by the NJCAA. The Panthers have started off the season strong with a 12-2 overall record and 1-0 in conference play.
Sophomore Robert Lee is averaging 24.8 points per game making him 1st in scoring for the ICCAC and 8th nationally. Sophomore Tonnie Collier is averaging 20.4 points per game, ranking 4th in ICCAC scoring and he is shooting 48.1% from the 3-point range.
The Panthers will be play in a non-conference game on Wednesday, Jan. 8 vs Quakerdale Prep and will resume their conference schedule on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Southwestern Community College in Creston. The next home game will be vs. Iowa Central on Jan. 18.
Several other Iowa teams have been ranked along with the Panthers by the NJCAA. DMACC #11, Kirkwood #13 and Iowa Lakes #20.