No. 10 NIACC tops No. 14 Southeastern in league opener

NIACC's Taylor Laabs drives to the basket in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Southeastern in the NIACC gym.
NIACC's Taylor Laabs drives to the basket in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Southeastern in the NIACC gym.

MASON CITY - Sophomore guard Taylor Laabs scored 30 points to lead No. 10 NIACC to a 83-52 win over No. 14 Southeastern CC in its ICCAC opener Saturday afternoon in the NIACC gym.

Laabs was 12 of 24 from the field, including five 3-point goals, to lead the Lady Trojans. The 30 points by Laabs was one off her career high of 31 against Iowa Western earlier this season.

Laabs' five 3-point goals on Saturday gives her 99 for her career, which ranks eighth on the school's all-time career list. Laabs moved past Kelli Terrell (2003-05), who made 95, and Amy Boley (2008-10) and Kadejah Young (2012-14), who both made 97.

Next on the list is Shelly Lines (1991-93), who is seventh with 101 career 3-point goals.

NIACC (14-3 overall, 1-0 in the ICCAC) trailed 32-30 at the half but outscored Southeastern 53-20 in the second half. The Lady Trojans outscored the Blackhawks 26-10 in the third quarter and 27-10 in the fourth quarter.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Morgan Frank scored nine points with nine rebounds. Khalilah Holloway and Mikayla Homola both scored nine points as well. Kenlie Pytleski had seven rebounds, Holloway and Tahya Campbell both had six rebounds.

Saturday's win was the 12th straight home win for the NIACC women, who are 8-0 at home this season. The Lady Trojans' last home loss was a 71-65 loss to Kirkwood on Feb. 1, 2017.

NIACC returns to action Wednesday at No. 2 Kirkwood, which stopped Iowa Central 72-47 in its league opener on Saturday. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. in Cedar Rapids.

NIACC's 2017-18 season (14-3 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

Illinois Central 66, NIACC 62

Owens CC 73, NIACC 63

NIACC 83, Southeastern CC 52

NIACC women's basketball team 2017-18

When NIACC                                            Then NIACC is

In November                                              9-0

In December                                              4-3

In January                                                 1-0

Plays at home                                             8-0

Plays on road                                              1-1

Plays on neutral court                                  5-2

Leads at halftime                                        13-0

Trails at halftime                                        1-3

Tied at halftime                                          0-0

Plays in overtime                                        1-0

Scores less than 60 points                           0-1

Scores between 60-69 points                       0-2

Scores between 70-79 points                      1-0

Scores between 80-89 points                      1-0

Scores between 90-99 points                      3-0

Scores 100 or more points                         9-0

Allows less than 60 points                         8-0

Allows between 60-69 points                     1-2

Allows between 70-79 points                     3-1

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                     0-1

Game decided by 7-10 points                   1-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                 0-1

Game decided by 15+ points                   12-0

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