No. 3 NIACC women win league opener, 96-78

NIACC's Abby Leach drives to the basket during Wednesday's game at Southwestern.
NIACC's Abby Leach drives to the basket during Wednesday's game at Southwestern.

CRESTON - The No. 3 NIACC women's basketball team opened ICCAC play Wednesday with a 96-78 victory over Southwestern.

NIACC improved its overall record to 10-0 and is off to its best start since the 2013-14 team started 12-0.

NIACC led 46-35 at the half and pushed its lead to 73-52 after three quarters.

Freshman Sierra Lynch led the Lady Trojans with 23 points. Freshman Sierra Morrow scored 22 points and sophomore Kelcie Hale scored 16 points.

NIACC returns to action Friday and Saturday at the John Wood Classic in Quincy, Ill. The Lady Trojans face John Wood CC at 7 p.m. on Friday and face Lincoln Land CC at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

NIACC'S 2019-20 season (10-0 overall)

NIACC 97, Grand View JV 86

NIACC 87, Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) 82

NIACC 82, Illinois Central 81

NIACC 91, Marshalltown CC 38

NIACC 89, Iowa Western 63

NIACC 92, Central CC (Neb.) 39

NIACC 77, Northeast CC 66

NIACC 96, Grand View JV 91

NIACC 80, Central CC 60

NIACC 96, Southwestern 78

2019-20 TEAM SEASON HIGHS

Points - 97 vs. Grand View JV (11-1-19)

3-point goals - 17 vs. Central CC (Neb.) 17 (11-22-19)

Rebounds - 60, twice.

Assists - 25 vs. Marshalltown CC (11-9-19)

Steals - 22 vs. Central CC (Neb.) (11-22-19)

Blocks - 16 vs. Marshalltown CC (11-9-19)

2019-20 INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

Points - 27, Autam Mendez vs. Grand View JV (11-30-19)

3-point goals - 7, Kelcie Hale vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19); 7, Autam Mendez vs. Central CC (Neb.) (11-22-19)

Rebounds - 12, Sierra Lynch vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

Assists - 10, Kelcie Hale vs. Marshalltown CC (11-9-19)

Steals - 5, Kelcie Hale vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) (11-2-19)

Blocks - 13, Sierra Morrow vs. Marshalltown CC (11-9-19)

NIACC Women's basketball team 2019-20

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    8-0

In December                                                    2-0

Plays at home                                                  5-0

Plays on road                                                   1-0

Plays on neutral court                                       4-0

Leads at halftime                                              6-0

Trails at halftime                                               4-0

Tied at halftime                                                 0-0

Plays in overtime                                               0-0

Scores less than 60 points                                 0-0

Scores between 60-69 points                             0-0

Scores between 70-79 points                             1-0

Scores between 80-89 points                             4-0

Scores between 90-99 points                             5-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 0-0

Allows less than 60 points                                 2-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             3-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             1-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             3-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             1-0

Allows 100 or more points                                 0-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                               1-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               2-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             1-0

Game decided by 11-14 points                           1-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             5-0

NIACC women remain at No. 3
November 25, 2019 NIACC women remain at No. 3
No. 3 NIACC women roll, 92-39
November 22, 2019 No. 3 NIACC women roll, 92-39
No. 9 NIACC improves to 2-0
November 2, 2019 No. 9 NIACC improves to 2-0