No. 2 NIACC women cruise past Little Priest, 101-66

WINNEBAGO, Neb. - The No. 2 NIACC women's basketball team cruised to a 101-66 victory over Little Priest Tribal College on Wednesday.

Freshman guard Jada Buford scored a career-high 42 points to lead the Lady Trojans. Buford's previous career high was 40 against Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) in November at the Dale Howard Classic in Iowa Falls.

The 42 points is tied for fourth on the school's all-time single game scoring list.

Buford was 16 of 33 from the field and 7 of 9 from the free-throw line. Buford also connected on three 3-point goals.

Also for the Lady Trojans, freshman guard Mandy Willems scored 25 points, including six 3-point goals. Tahya Campbell was also in double figures for NIACC with 11 points.

Willems now has 117 3-point goals this season, which is the most in a single-season and ranks fourth on the career 3-point list.

Willems has 565 points this season and Buford has 512 points. It is the third time in school history that two teammates have scored at least 500 points in the same season.

In the 2013-14 season, Chelsey Jacox scored 833 points and Cortni Rush scored 521 points. In the 2014-15 season, Sierra Ford-Washington scored 594 points and Logan Anderson scored 500 points.

NIACC improved to 20-5 overall and 11-1 in the ICCAC. It is the fifth 20-win season in the last six years for the NIACC women's basketball program.

NIACC returns to action next Wednesday (Feb. 20) in an ICCAC contest at Iowa Lakes. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m.

2018-19 season (20-5 overall)

NIACC 95, Illinois Central 89 (OT)

NIACC 104, 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 70

NIACC 117, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) 95

NIACC 79, Northeast CC 68

NIACC 113, Southwestern 92

NIACC 77, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) 70

Illinois Central 84, NIACC 77

NIACC 88, Parkland College 76

NIACC 79, Iowa Central 62

Iowa Western 85, NIACC 56

NIACC 110, DMACC 85

Kirkwood 77, NIACC 71

NIACC 102, Southeastern 69

NIACC 116, Little Priest Tribal College 69

NIACC 119, Ellsworth 54

NIACC 99, Iowa Lakes 70

NIACC 107, Southwestern 72

NIACC 74, Iowa Central 63

NIACC 68, Kirkwood 62

NIACC 101, Little Priest Tribal College 66

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 101 vs. Little Priest Tribal College (2-2-19)

Had 15 3-point goals: 15 vs. Iowa Central (2-6-19)

Had 50 rebounds: 65 vs. Southwestern (2-2-19)

Had 20 assists: 20 vs. Little Priest Tribal College (1-23-19)

Had 15 steals: 22 vs. Little Priest Tribal College (2-13-19)

Beat a rated team: No. 5 NIACC 68 No. 2 Kirkwood 62 (2-9-19)

THE LAST TIME A LADY TROJAN HAD ...

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

40 points: 42, Jada Buford vs. Little Priest Tribal College (2-13-19)

30 points: 31, Mandy Willems vs. Little Priest Tribal College (1-23-19) and 30, Autam Mendez vs. Little Priest Tribal College (1-23-19)

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

5 3-point goals: 6, Mandy Willems vs. Little Priest Tribal College (2-13-19)

10 rebounds: 11, Mandy Willems vs. Kirkwood (2-9-19)

15 rebounds: 15, Autam Mendez vs. Ellsworth (1-26-19)

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

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

5 steals: 6, Mandy Willems vs. Little Priest Tribal College (2-13-19)

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

Double/double: Mandy Willems 10 points/10 rebounds vs. Southwestern (2-2-19)