By The Globe Gazette staff
WAPHETON, N.D. - NIACC erased a four-point deficit late in an overtime period Friday night against North Dakota State College of Science and layup by UU Longs lifted the Lady Trojans to a 78-77 victory at the NDSCS Circle of Nations Classic.
"It was a physical game, which is something we hadn't had yet," NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto said of Friday's game against the NJCAA Division I Wildcats. "We faced a lot of adversity and had different people step up."
It was Holloway's fourth career double-double.
Kyla Adams led NDSCS (11-2) with a game-high 23 points.
NIACC (11-1) is back in action Saturday against Dakota College-Bottineau. Game time is set for noon.
Notes: Laabs has 472 career points (43rd in school's all-time career list) ... Laabs has 82 career 3-point goals (13th on school's career list) ... Laabs has 96 career assists (36th on school's career list) ... Longs has 366 career points, 118 career asssists (tied for 28th on school's career list) ... Willert has 391 career points (49th on school's career list) and 81 career 3s (14th on school's career list) ... Holloway has 235 career rebounds (40th on school's career list).
NIACC's 2017-18 season (11-1 overall)
NIACC 99, Illinois Central 82
NIACC 90, Bay College 61
NIACC 134, Milwaukee Area Tech 45
NIACC 121, Harper College 28
NIACC 98, Iowa Western 89
NIACC 128, Riverland CC 36
NIACC 102, Rock Valley College 76
NIACC 112, Lake Region State College 57
NIACC 105, Grand View JV 73
Northeast CC 67, NIACC 54
NIACC 111, Central CC-Columbus 51
NIACC 78, NDSCS 77 (OT)