NIACC's Willems earns ICCAC POW honor

Mandy Willems scores on a layup against Bay College in Saturday's game at the Konigsmark Klassic.
Mandy Willems scores on a layup against Bay College in Saturday's game at the Konigsmark Klassic.

MASON CITY - NIACC's Mandy Willems was selected as the ICCAC women's basketball player of the week for the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 3.

Willems, who prepped at AGWSR, scored 45 points, including 10 three-point goals, in No. 10 NIACC's win over Bay College on Saturday at the Konigsmark Klassic.

The 45 point-performance ranks second on school's single-game scoring list and the 10 3s is tied for fourth on the all-time single-game list.

In No. 10 NIACC's 95-89 overtime win over No. 7 Illinois Central on Friday, Willems scored 18 points and had eight rebounds, five steals, and three assists.

Willems is the first NIACC women's player to earn the league's player of week award since Mikayla Homola was the league's winner for the week of Feb. 19-25, 2018. Players on the NIACC women's team earned the award six times last season (Taylor Laabs three times, Homola twice and UU Longs once).

NIACC (2-0) returns to action at 2 p.m. Friday against Marshalltown CC at the Dale Howard Classic in Iowa Falls.