NIACC women climb to No. 2 in poll

NIACC's Adria Stewart drives to the basket in last Saturday's game against Central CC in Fort Dodge.
NIACC's Adria Stewart drives to the basket in last Saturday's game against Central CC in Fort Dodge.

MASON CITY - The NIACC women's basketball team is ranked No. 2 in the second NJCAA Divsion II poll released Tuesday.

NIACC (10-1 overall) was No. 9 in the preseason poll released in October. The Lady Trojans won their first nine games before dropping a 68-54 decision to Northeast CC, a undefeated NJCAA Division I school, on Dec. 1 in Fort Dodge.

Monroe CC (N.Y.) is the top-ranked team with a record o 13-1.

NIACC owns a 99-82 victory over No. 6 Illinois Central and a 98-89 victory over Iowa Western, a NJCAA Division I school.

The last time a NIACC women's team was ranked No. 2 was on Dec. 17, 2014. The Lady Trojans spent seven polls at No. 1 and three polls at No. 2 in the 2013-14 season.

Kirkwood, the defending national champion and preseason No. 1 team, is ranked No. 7 with a record of 7-2. DMACC (9-2) is ranked No. 16 after being No. 15 in the initial poll.

NIACC (10-1) returns to action Dec. 8-9 at the NDSCS Classic in Wapheton, N.D. The Lady Trojans face NDSCS on Dec. 8 and play Dakota-Bottineau on Dec. 9.

NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll

Monroe CC, NIACC, Johnson County, St. Louis, Pima, Illinois Central, Kirkwood, Highland (Kan.), Cape Fear, Owens, Kansas City (Kan.), North Arkansas, Lake Michigan, Labette, Kankakee, DMACC, Moraine Valley, Lakeland CC, Lincoln, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin).

RECENT HISTORY IN THE POLLS

2017-18 season

Dec. 5 - 2nd

Oct. 26 - 9th

2016-17 SEASON

Dec. 20 - 17th

Dec. 13 - 16th

Dec. 6 - 9th

Oct. 25 - 14th

2015-16 SEASON

March 7 - 13th

Feb. 24 - 13th

Feb. 18 - 17th

Feb. 10 - 19th 

Dec. 16 - 5th

Dec. 9 - 4th

Dec. 2 - 4th

Oct. 27 - 9th

2014-15 SEASON

March 4 - 5th

Feb. 25 - 6th

Feb. 18 - 6th

Feb. 11 - 5th

Feb. 4 - 8th

Jan. 28 - 8th

Jan. 22 - 9th

Jan. 14 - 10th

Jan. 7 - 7th

Dec. 17 - 2nd

Dec. 10 - 2nd

Dec. 3 - 2nd

Oct. 28 - 7th

2013-14 SEASON

Feb. 26 - 1st

Feb. 19 - 1st

Feb. 12 - 1st

Feb. 5 - 1st

Jan. 29 - 2nd

Jan. 22 - 2nd

Jan. 15 - 1st

Jan. 8 - 1st

Dec. 18 - 1st

Dec. 11 - 2nd

Dec. 4 - 3rd

NIACC tops Iowa Western, 98-89
November 18, 2017 NIACC tops Iowa Western, 98-89