No. 3 NIACC nips No. 5 Lincoln Land in OT, 84-81

QUINCY, Ill. - The top five battle went to NIACC.

The No. 3 NIACC women's basketball team edged No. 5 Lincoln Land CC 84-81 in overtime Saturday as part of the John Wood CC Classic.

Freshman Sierra Lynch scored all six of NIACC's points in the extra session. She scored on a layup to tie the game at 80-80 with 2:40 left in the game and hit four free throws down the stretch to keep the Lady Trojans' winning streak in tact.

NIACC improved its overall record to 12-0, which matches the start of the 2013-14 squad.

Freshman Sierra Morrow recorded her second triple/double of the season to lead the Lady Trojans. She scored a career-high 29 points with a career-best 17 rebounds and 12 blocked shots.

Morrow also recorded a triple/double against Marshalltown CC on Nov. 9 with 23 points, 13 blocked shots and 12 rebounds.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Lynch scored 20 points and Autam Mendez scored 15 points with 13 rebounds. It was Mendez' second double/double of the season and 10th of her career.

NIACC puts its perfect mark on the line at the Illinois Central Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-30. The Lady Trojans face No. 11 Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) in the opening round of the annual tournament at 4 p.m. on Dec. 28.

Notes: Saturday's overtime contest was NIACC's first since the Lady Trojans topped Illinois Central 95-89 in the 2018-19 season opener ... NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto is 4-0 in overtime games ... Ciochetto's teams also beat NDSCS 78-77 in OT in 2017-18 and stopped Illinois Central 84-76 in OT in 2015-16.

NIACC's 2019-20 season (12-0 overall)

NIACC 97, Grand View JV 86 (N)

NIACC 87, Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) 82 (N)

NIACC 82, Illinois Central 81 (H)

NIACC 91, Marshalltown CC 38 (H)

NIACC 89, Iowa Western 63 (H)

NIACC 92, Central CC-Columbus 39 (N)

NIACC 77, Northeast CC 66 (N)

NIACC 96, Grand View JV 91 (H)

NIACC 80, Central CC-Columbus 60 (H) 

NIACC 96, Southwestern 78 (A)

NIACC 82, John Wood 70 (A)

NIACC 84, Lincoln Land 81 (OT) (N)

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 - 61, Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

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 - 29, Sierra Morrow vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

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

Rebounds - 17, Sierra Morrow vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

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                                                    4-0

Plays at home                                                  5-0

Plays on road                                                   2-0

Plays on neutral court                                       5-0

Leads at halftime                                              8-0

Trails at halftime                                               4-0

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                             1-0

Scores between 80-89 points                             6-0

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                             2-0

Allows between 80-89 points                             4-0

Allows between 90-99 points                             1-0

Allows 100 or more points                                 0-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                               2-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               2-0

Game decided by 7-10 points                             1-0

Game decided by 11-14 points                           2-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             5-0

THE LAST TIME A LADY TROJAN HAD ...

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

40 points: 45, Mandy Willems vs. Southeastern (3-2-19)

30 points: 34, Jada Buford vs. Cape Fear College (3-20-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

10 3-point goals: 13, Mandy Willems vs. Southeastern (3-2-19)

5 3-point goals: 5, Sierra Morrow vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

10 rebounds: 13, Autam Mendez vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

15 rebounds: 17, Sierra Morrow vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

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

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

5 steals: 5, Sana'a Smith vs. Central CC (11-22-19)

10 blocks: 12, Sierra Morrow vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

Double/double: Autam Mendez 15 points/13 rebounds vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19)

Triple/double: Sierra Morrow 29 points/17 rebounds/12 blocks vs. Lincoln Land CC (12-7-19) 

 

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