No. 7 Lady Trojans fall to No. 2 Kirkwood, 68-59

UU Longs makes a layup in the first quarter of Wednesday's game against Kirkwood.
UU Longs makes a layup in the first quarter of Wednesday's game against Kirkwood.

CEDAR RAPIDS - The No. 7 NIACC women's basketball team dropped a 68-59 decision to No. 2 Kirkwood in an ICCAC contest Wednesday night.

Kirkwood (16-3 overall, 2-0 in the ICCAC) led 36-31 at the half and 52-44 after the third quarter.

NIACC (14-4, 1-1) was led by freshman Cici Kieger with 16 points, including four 3-point goals. Freshman Mikayla Homola was next in line with 12 points and sophomores Taylor Laabs and UU Longs both scored 10 points.

Also for the Lady Trojans, sophomore Khalilah Holloway grabbed 16 rebounds, which matches her season and career high. It is the fourth time this season that Holloway has grabbed double digit rebounds.

Laabs had five assists.

Kirkwood was led by Tayana Wilson with 16 points. Olivia Usher and Arika Wooldridge both scored nine points for the Eagles.

In between Wednesday's women's and men's game, Kirkwood men's assistant basketball coach Ben Jacobson was honored. The coach was diagnosed with brain cancer in November of 2017.

The NIACC men's and women's teams recently held a skills clinic to help raise money for the Jacobson family. NIACC women's coach Todd Ciochetto presented Jacobson with a check for $1900 during the ceremony.

The NIACC women return to action Saturday at home against Iowa Central. Game time is set for 1 p.m. in the NIACC gym.

The Lady Trojans get their rematch with the rival Eagles on Feb. 14 in Mason City.

NIACC's 2017-18 season (14-4 overall)

NIACC 99, Illinois Central 82

NIACC 90, Bay College 61

NIACC 134, Milwaukee Area Tech 45

NIACC 121, Harper College 28

NIACC 98, Iowa Western 89

NIACC 128, Riverland CC 36

NIACC 102, Rock Valley College 76

NIACC 112, Lake Region State College 57

NIACC 105, Grand View JV 73

Northeast CC 67, NIACC 54

NIACC 111, Central CC-Columbus 51

NIACC 78, NDSCS 77 (OT)

NIACC 106, Dakota College-Bottineau 47

NIACC 122, Kalamazoo Valley CC 58

Illinois Central 66, NIACC 62

Owens CC 73, NIACC 63

NIACC 83, Southeastern CC 52

Kirkwood 68, NIACC 59

NIACC women's basketball team 2017-18

When NIACC                                            Then NIACC is

In November                                              9-0

In December                                              4-3

In January                                                 1-1

Plays at home                                             8-0

Plays on road                                              1-2

Plays on neutral court                                  5-2

Leads at halftime                                        13-0

Trails at halftime                                        1-4

Tied at halftime                                          0-0

Plays in overtime                                        1-0

Scores less than 60 points                           0-2

Scores between 60-69 points                       0-2

Scores between 70-79 points                      1-0

Scores between 80-89 points                      1-0

Scores between 90-99 points                      3-0

Scores 100 or more points                         9-0

Allows less than 60 points                         8-0

Allows between 60-69 points                     1-3

Allows between 70-79 points                     3-1

Allows between 80-89 points                     2-0

Allows between 90-99 points                     0-0

Allows 100 or more points                        0-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                     1-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                     0-1

Game decided by 7-10 points                   1-2

Game decided by 11-14 points                 0-1

Game decided by 15+ points                   12-0

NIACC WOMEN'S SEASON SINGLE-GAME HIGHS

TEAM

Points - 134 vs. Milwaukee Area Tech (11-10-17)

3-point goals - 26 vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (12-9-17)

Rebounds - 65 vs. Riverland CC (11-21-17)

Assists - 33 vs. Milwaukee Area Tech (11-10-17)

Steals - 29 vs. Harper College (11-11-17)

INDIVIDUAL

Points - 31, Taylor Laabs vs. Iowa Western (11-18-17)

3-point goals - 7, Shayley Vesel vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (12-9-17)

Rebounds - 16, Khalilah Holloway, twice.

Assists - 8, Taylor Laabs vs. Dakota College-Bottineau (12-9-17)

Steals - 9, Kelsie Willert vs. Kalamazoo Valley CC (12-28-17)

 

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