No. 10 NIACC cruises past Bryant & Stratton, 117-95

MASON CITY - Freshman Jada Buford scored a career-high 40 points with six rebounds and four steals to lead the No. 10 NIACC women's basketball team to a 117-95 victory over No. 20 Bryant & Stratton on Sunday afternoon at the NIACC Thanksgiving Classic.

The 40 points by Buford is the second time this season a NIACC player has scored at least 40 points in a game. Freshman Mandy Willems scored 45 points against Bay College on Nov. 3 at the Konigsmark Klassic.

The 40 points is tied for the 13th best single-game performance in NIACC women's history.

NIACC (6-2 overall) also received a double-double from freshman Autam Mendez, who scored 21 points with 15 rebounds for the second straight night. Mendez, who has three career double-doubles, had the exact same point/rebound numbers in Saturday's win over Kalamazoo Valley CC.

Willems scored 24 points, including six 3-point goals, with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals against Bryant & Stratton. Ty'neecia Longs recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Kelci Hale scored 10 points with six assists and three steals.

Sunday's win was the 99th career win for NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto, who has a career mark of 99-40 in four-plus seasons.

NIACC returns to action Friday and Saturday at the Great Western Classic on the Iowa Central campus. The Lady Trojans face Northeast CC on Friday and NDSCS on Saturday.

NIACC women's 2018-19 season (6-2 overall)

NIACC 95, Illinois Central 89  (OT)

NIACC 109, Bay College 74

NIACC 111, Marshalltown CC 65

NIACC 126, RCTC 86

Trinity Valley CC 78, NIACC 73

Johnson County CC 82, NIACC 74

NIACC 120, Kalamazoo Valley CC 71

NIACC 117, Bryant & Stratton 95

NIACC women's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    6-2

Plays at home                                                  4-0

Plays on road                                                   0-1

Plays on neutral court                                       2-1

Leads at halftime                                              6-1

Trails at halftime                                                0-1

Tied at halftime                                                  0-0

Plays in overtime                                               1-0

Scores less than 60 points                                 0-0

Scores between 60-69 points                             0-0

Scores between 70-79 points                             0-2

Scores between 80-89 points                             0-1

Scores between 90-99 points                             1-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 5-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  0-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             1-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             2-1

Allows between 80-89 points                             2-1

Allows between 90-99 points                             1-0

Allows 100 or more points                                  0-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                               0-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               1-1

Game decided by 7-10 points                             0-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                           0-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             5-0

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 117 vs. Bryant & Stratton 95 (11-25-18)

Had 15 3-point goals: 16 vs. Bryant & Stratton  (11-25-18)

Had 50 rebounds: 67 vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

Had 20 assists: 23 vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

Had 15 steals: 27 vs. RCTC (11-10-18)

Beat a rated team: No. 10 NIACC 117, No. 20 Bryant & Stratton 95 (11-25-18)

THE LAST TIME A LADY TROJAN HAD ...

50 points: 51, Trudy Peterson vs. Kennedy King College (11-21-15)

40 points: 40, Jada Buford vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

30 points: 39, Mandy Willems vs. RCTC (11-10-18)

10 3-point goals: 10, Mandy Willems vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

5 3-point goals: 6, Jada Buford and Mandy Willems vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

10 rebounds: 12, TT Longs vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

15 rebounds: 15, Autam Mendez vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

10 assists: 10, Kelsie Willert vs. DMACC (2-24-18)

10 steals: 11, Jada Buford vs. Marshalltown CC (11-9-18)

5 steals: 5, Lexi Jones and Tahya Campbell vs. RCTC (11-10-18)

10 blocks: 10, Anna Eckert vs. DMACC (3-5-16)

Double/double: Autam Mendez 21 points/15 rebounds vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)