Laabs, Homola lead Lady Trojans, 99-75

CRESTON - Taylor Laabs and Mikayla Homola both set new career highs in scoring as No. 16 NIACC overcame a slow start and downed Southwestern 99-75 on Saturday.

Laabs, a sophomore guard, was 9-of-15 on 3-pointers and finished with 42 points.

Homola, a freshman guard, connected on five 3-pointers and finished with 30.

"We put up 61 points in the second half," Lady Trojans coach Todd Ciochetto told the Globe Gazette. "We started moving the ball and seeing each other."

Laabs' 42 points is tied for third on the NIACC women's single-game scoring list. Jennifer Currier scored 42 points in a game three times in the 1987-88 season and Lynn Cuvelier scored 42 points in a game in the 1982-83 season.

Trudy Peterson holds the single-game scoring record of 51 against Kennedy King College in 2015-16. Chelsey Jacox has the second highest single-game point total of 44 against Iowa Central in the 2013-14 season.

Laabs' previous career high was 31 points against Iowa Western on Nov. 18, 2017. Homola's previous career best was 28 points against DMACC on Jan. 27.

The nine 3-point goals by Laabs ranks tied for seventh on the school's single-game 3-point list with Currier in the 1987-88 season. Currier (1987-88) and Peterson (2015-16) hold the single-game 3-point record with 12.

NIACC (18-5 overall) is 5-2 in the ICCAC after the first round of league play.

The Lady Trojans are tied with DMACC for second place in the league standings. Kirkwood leads the league with a perfect 7-0 mark.

NIACC begins the second round of league play at Southeastern on Feb. 10.

NIACC's 2017-18 season (18-5 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 76, Iowa Central 67

NIACC 89, Ellsworth 46

DMACC 91, NIACC 83

NIACC 94, Iowa Lakes 71

NIACC 99, Southwestern 75

NIACC women's basketball team 2017-18

When NIACC                                            Then NIACC is

 

Plays at home                                             11-0

Plays on road                                              2-3

Plays on neutral court                                  5-2

Leads at halftime                                        17-0

Trails at halftime                                        1-5

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                      2-0

Scores between 80-89 points                      2-1

Scores between 90-99 points                      5-0

Scores 100 or more points                         9-0

Allows less than 60 points                         9-0

Allows between 60-69 points                     2-3

Allows between 70-79 points                     5-1

Allows between 80-89 points                     2-0

Allows between 90-99 points                     0-1

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                   2-3

Game decided by 11-14 points                 0-1

Game decided by 15+ points                   15-0

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 - 42, Taylor Laabs vs. Southwestern (2-3-18)

3-point goals - 9, Laabs vs. Southwestern (2-3-18)

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)

 

 

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