No. 2 NIACC women cruise, 122-58

PEORIA, Ill. - The No. 2 NIACC women's basketball team continued its winning ways with a 122-58 victory over Kalamazoo Valley Thursday in the opening round of the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament.

NIACC (13-1) was led by sophomore guard Adria Stewart, who scored a career-high 22 points with six 3-point goals. Also in double figures for the Lady Trojans were Taylor Laabs (17), UU Longs (16), Shayley Vesel (14), Khalilah Holloway (11) and Morgan Frank (10).

Longs also had seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.

Holloway had 12 rebounds to go with her 11 points for her fifth career double-double.

NIACC's Kelsie Willert collected nine steals, which is the most in a game by a Lady Trojan since Sammie Sproul had nine steals against Williston State on Oct. 31, 2015.

The 122 points by NIACC in Thursday's game is the sixth highest point total in school history and second highest this season.

NIACC was 22 of 61 from 3-point range against Kalamazoo Valley CC. Stewart led the way with her six 3-point goals and Laabs was next in line with five 3-pointers.

The 22 3-point goals is tied for third most in a single game in school history and the third highest this season for the Lady Trojans, who made 26 against Dakota College-Bottineau (Dec. 9) and 23 against the Grand View Junior Varsity (Nov. 26).

NIACC plays No. 5 Illinois Central in the tournament semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday. Illinois Central topped McHenry County 57-42 in its first-round game Thursday night.

It will be the second meeting this season between NIACC and Illinois Central. The Lady Trojans topped the Cougars 99-82 in their season opener on Nov. 1 at the Konigsmark Klassic in Mason City.

No. 8 Kirkwood (11-3) faces No. 10 Owens CC (12-1) in the other semifinal at 2 p.m. Friday.

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

Kirkwood 98, Sauk Valley 39

Owens CC 63, South Suburban 55

NIACC 122, Kalamazoo Valley CC 58

Illinois Central 57, McHenry County 42

FRIDAY, DEC. 29

10 a.m. - Sauk Valley vs. South Suburban

Noon - Kalamazoo Valley vs. McHenry County

2 p.m. -  Kirkwood vs. Owens CC

4 p.m. - NIACC vs. Illinois Central

SATURDAY, DEC. 30

10 a.m. - 7th-place game

Noon - 5th-place game

2 p.m. -  Consolation game

4 p.m. - Championship game

NIACC women's 2017-18 season (13-1 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)

NIACC 106, Dakota College-Bottineau 47

NIACC 122, Kalamazoo Valley CC 58

NIACC WOMEN'S SEASON SINGLE-GAME HIGHS

TEAM

Points - 134 vs. Milwaukee Area Tech (11-10-17)

3-point goals - 26 vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (12-9-17)

Rebounds - 65 vs. Riverland CC (11-21-17)

Assists - 33 vs. Milwaukee Area Tech (11-10-17)

Steals - 29 vs. Harper College (11-11-17)

INDIVIDUAL

Points - 31, Taylor Laabs vs. Iowa Western (11-18-17)

3-point goals - 7, Shayley Vesel vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (12-9-17)

Rebounds - 16, Khalilah Holloway vs. Northeast CC (12-1-17)

Assists - 8, Taylor Laabs vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (12-9-17)

Steals - 9, Kelsie Willert vs. Kalamazoo Valley CC (12-28-17)

NIACC women's basketball team 2017-18

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

Plays at home                                                    7-0

Plays on road                                                     1-0

Plays on neutral court                                        5-1

Leads at halftime                                               13-0

Trails at halftime                                                0-1

Tied at halftime                                                  0-0

Plays in overtime                                                1-0

Scores less than 60 points                                  0-1

Scores between 60-69 points                             0-0

Scores between 70-79 points                             1-0

Scores between 80-89 points                             0-0

Scores between 90-99 points                             3-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 9-0

Allows less than 60 points                                 7-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             1-1

Allows between 70-79 points                             3-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             2-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             0-0

Allows 100 or more points                                 0-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                              1-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                              0-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             1-0

Game decided by 11-14 points                           0-1

Game decided by 15+ points                             11-0

NIACC tops Iowa Western, 98-89
November 18, 2017 NIACC tops Iowa Western, 98-89