No. 3 NIACC women advance to semifinals

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - The No. 3 NIACC women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday tournament with a 77-70 victory over Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) on Friday.

NIACC (9-2 overall) received 31 points from freshman Mandy Willems. Also for the Lady Trojans, freshman Kelcie Hale scored 12 points and sophomore Tahya Campbell scored 10 points.

NIACC, which led 35-34 at the half, took a 55-44 lead into the fourth quarter. Bryant & Stratton trimmed the deficit to 67-64, but that was as close as it would get.

NIACC, which has won five straight contests, outscored Bryant & Stratton 10-6 down the stretch to move to Saturday's 4 p.m. semifinal contest against Illinois Central, which topped Sauk Valley 88-44 on Friday.

Kirkwood moved to the semifinals with a 89-28 victory over McHenry County CC in its first-round contest on Friday. The Eagles face Parkland in the first semifinal Saturday.

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

Parkland College 67, Carl Sandburg College 61

Kirkwood 89, McHenry County CC 28

NIACC 77, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) 70

Illinois Central 88, Sauk Valley 44

SATURDAY, DEC. 29

10 a.m. - Carl Sandburg (5-9) vs. McHenry County (8-4)

Noon - Bryant & Stratton (10-6) vs. Sauk Valley (2-8)

2 p.m. - Parkland (9-3) vs. Kirkwood (10-4)

4 p.m. - NIACC (9-2) vs. Illinois Central (12-1)

SUNDAY, DEC. 30

10 a.m. - 7th-place game

Noon - 5th-place game

2 p.m. -  Consolation game

4 p.m. - Championship game

NIACC's 2018-19 season (9-2 overall)

NIACC 95, Illinois Central 89 (OT)

NIACC 104, 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 70

NIACC 117, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) 95

NIACC 79, Northeast CC 68

NIACC 113, Southwestern 92

NIACC 77, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin) 70

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: 70 vs. Bryant & Stratton (12-28-18)

Had 20 assists: 20 vs. Bryant & Stratton (12-28-18)

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: 31, Mandy Willems vs. Bryant & Stratton (12-28-18)

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

5 3-point goals: 8, Mandy Willems vs. Bryant & Stratton (12-28-18)

10 rebounds: 11, TT Longs vs. Bryant & Stratton (12-28-18)

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)

NIACC women's basketball team 2018-19

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    2-0

Plays at home                                                  4-0

Plays on road                                                   1-1

Plays on neutral court                                       4-1

Leads at halftime                                              9-1

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                             2-2

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                             3-1

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                             1-1

Game decided by 11-14 points                           1-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             6-0

 

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