BOONE - For the fourth straight season, the NIACC women's basketball team will play for the regional title.
NIACC (19-12) upset No. 11 DMACC 90-80 in Thursday's NJCAA Region XI semifinals to move to Saturday's championship game.
DMACC bows out at 27-5. The Bears stopped the Lady Trojans 71-58 and 97-79 during the regular season.
NIACC will face Kirkwood at 1 p.m. Saturday in Cedar Rapids. No. 1 Kirkwood stopped Southwestern 79-52 in its regional semifinal on Thursday.
Kirkwood (32-0) stopped NIACC twice during the regular season. The Eagles won 71-65 in Mason City and 93-81 in Cedar Rapids.
NIACC jumped out to a 54-39 lead at the half on the strength of 10 3-point goals.
Notes - Saturday's title game will be the 11th in school history for the NIACC women's basketball team ... The Lady Trojans are 8-2 in regional title games ... Kirkwood will be playing in its 27th regional title game ... The Eagles are 16-10 in regional championship games.