No. 3 NIACC women set to play in holiday tourney

PEORIA, Ill. - The Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament has a loaded field again this season.

The annual eight-team tournament, which begins Friday, includes three teams ranked in the top 11 in the latest NJCAA Division II women's poll, including No. 3 NIACC.

Other teams ranked in the top 11 are host No. 4 Illinois Central and No. 11 Kirkwood.

NIACC (8-2) plays Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) (10-5) at 4 p.m. Friday in its tournament opener. The Lady Trojans topped Bryant & Stratton 117-95 on Nov. 25 at the NIACC Thanksgiving Challenge.

The Lady Trojans also own a 95-89 overtime victory over Illinois Central at the Konigsmark Klassic on Nov. 2.

NIACC was last in action on Dec. 8 when the Lady Trojans opened ICCAC play with a 113-92 victory at Southwestern.

RECENT HISTORY AT ILLINOIS CENTRAL TOURNAMENT

The Lady Trojans placed third in the 2013 and 2014 holiday tournaments. They placed fourth in 2016 and 2017, fifth in 2017 and seventh in 2015.

Last season, NIACC topped Kalamazoo Valley CC 122-58 in the first round. The Lady Trojans lost to Illinois Central 66-62 in the semifinals and fell to Owens CC 73-63 in the consolation game,.

FRIDAY, DEC. 28

Noon - Carl Sandburg College (5-8) vs. Parkland College (8-3)

2 p.m. - Kirkwood (9-4) vs. McHenry County CC (8-3)

4 p.m. - NIACC (8-2) vs. Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) (10-5)

6 p.m. - Sauk Valley CC (2-7) vs. Illinois Central (11-1)

SATURDAY, DEC. 29

10 a.m. - Carl Sandburg/Parkland loser vs. Kirkwood/McHenry County loser

Noon - NIACC/Bryant & Stratton loser vs. Sauk Valley/Illinois Central loser

2 p.m. -  Carl Sandburg/Parkland winner vs. Kirkwood/McHenry County winner

4 p.m. - NIACC/Bryant & Stratton winner vs. Sauk Valley/Illinois Central winner

SUNDAY, DEC. 30

10 a.m. - 7th-place game

Noon - 5th-place game

2 p.m. -  Consolation game

4 p.m. - Championship game

NIACC women's 2018-19 season (8-2 overall)

NIACC 95, Illinois Central 89  (OT)

NIACC 109, Bay College 74

NIACC 111, Marshalltown CC 65

NIACC 126, RCTC 86

Trinity Valley CC 78, NIACC 73

Johnson County CC 82, NIACC 74

NIACC 120, Kalamazoo Valley CC 71

NIACC 117, Bryant & Stratton 95

NIACC 79, Northeast CC 68

NIACC 113, Southwestern 92

NIACC women's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    1-0

Plays at home                                                  4-0

Plays on road                                                   1-1

Plays on neutral court                                       3-1

Leads at halftime                                              8-1

Trails at halftime                                                0-1

Tied at halftime                                                  0-0

Plays in overtime                                               1-0

Scores less than 60 points                                 0-0

Scores between 60-69 points                             0-0

Scores between 70-79 points                             1-2

Scores between 80-89 points                             0-1

Scores between 90-99 points                             1-0

Scores 100 or more points                                 6-0

Allows less than 60 points                                  0-0

Allows between 60-69 points                             2-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             2-1

Allows between 80-89 points                             2-1

Allows between 90-99 points                             2-0

Allows 100 or more points                                  0-0

Game decided by 1-3 points                               0-0

Game decided by 4-6 points                               1-1

Game decided by 7-10 points                             0-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                           1-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             6-0

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 113 vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

Had 15 3-point goals: 17 vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

Had 50 rebounds: 67 vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

Had 20 assists: 23 vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

Had 15 steals: 27 vs. RCTC (11-10-18)

Beat a rated team: No. 10 NIACC 117, No. 20 Bryant & Stratton 95 (11-25-18)

THE LAST TIME A LADY TROJAN HAD ...

50 points: 51, Trudy Peterson vs. Kennedy King College (11-21-15)

40 points: 40, Jada Buford vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

30 points: 36, Mandy Willems vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

10 3-point goals: 10, Mandy Willems vs. Bay College (11-3-18)

5 3-point goals: 9, Mandy Willems vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

10 rebounds: 12, TT Longs vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

15 rebounds: 15, Autam Mendez vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

10 assists: 10, Kelsie Willert vs. DMACC (2-24-18)

10 steals: 11, Jada Buford vs. Marshalltown CC (11-9-18)

5 steals: 5, Mandy Willems vs. Southwestern (12-8-18)

10 blocks: 10, Anna Eckert vs. DMACC (3-5-16)

Double/double: Autam Mendez 21 points/15 rebounds vs. Bryant & Stratton (11-25-18)

 

 

No. 10 NIACC rolls, 120-71
November 24, 2018 No. 10 NIACC rolls, 120-71