No. 4 NIACC women stop Iowa Central, 79-62

For the second time this season, NIACC's Jada Buford has been selected as the ICCAC player of the week.
For the second time this season, NIACC's Jada Buford has been selected as the ICCAC player of the week.

MASON CITY - Freshman Autam Mendez scored a career-high 30 points, including eight 3-point goals, to lead No. 4 NIACC to a 79-62 victory over Iowa Central in an ICCAC women's basketball contest Wednesday night in the NIACC gym.

Mendez was 11 of 19 from the field, including a 8 of 13 performance from 3-point range. Mendez also added nine rebounds and two steals.

The eight three-point goals in a game is tied for 12th on NIACC's all-time single-game three-point list.

Also for the Lady Trojans (11-3 overall, 2-0 in the ICCAC), Mandy Willems scored 17 points. Jada Buford scored 13 points and Tahya Campbell scored 12 points.

It was NIACC's ninth straight win over the Tritons.

NIACC returns to action Saturday in a non-league contest at Iowa Western. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.

NIACC'S ALL-TIME SINGLE-GAME 3-POINT GOALS LIST

1. Jennifer Currier (vs. Kirkwood, 1987-88) 12

1. Trudy Peterson (vs. Kennedy King College, 2015-16) 12

3. Trudy Peterson (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 2014-15) 11

4. Jennifer Currier (vs. Iowa Central, 1987-88) 10

4. Savannah Lentz (vs. Ellsworth, 2014-15) 10

4. Sammie Sproul (vs. Ellsworth, 2015-16) 10

4. Mandy Willems (vs. Bay College, 2018-19) 10

8. Jennifer Currier (vs. Southwestern, 1987-88) 9

8. Taylor Laabs (vs. Southwestern, 2017-18) 9

8. Mandy Willems (vs. RCTC, 2018-19) 9

8. Mandy Willems (vs. Southwestern, 2018-19) 9

12. Trudy Peterson (vs. Cincinnati State, 2015-16) 8

12. Mandy Willems (vs. Bryant & Stratton, 12-28-18) 8

12. Autam Mendez (vs. Iowa Central, 1-9-19) 8

NIACC's 2018-19 season (11-3 overall, 2-0 in ICCAC)

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

Illinois Central 84, NIACC 77

NIACC 88, Parkland College 76

NIACC 79, Iowa Central 62

When NIACC                                                   Then NIACC is

In November                                                    7-2

In December                                                    3-1

In January                                                        1-0

Plays at home                                                  5-0

Plays on road                                                   1-2

Plays on neutral court                                       5-1

Leads at halftime                                              11-1

Trails at halftime                                                0-1

Tied at halftime                                                  0-1

Plays in overtime                                               1-0

Scores less than 60 points                                 0-0

Scores between 60-69 points                             0-0

Scores between 70-79 points                             3-3

Scores between 80-89 points                             1-1

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                             3-0

Allows between 70-79 points                             4-1

Allows between 80-89 points                             2-2

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                             1-2

Game decided by 11-14 points                           2-0

Game decided by 15+ points                             7-0

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

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

Had 15 3-point goals: 15 vs. Iowa Central (1-9-19)

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: 30, Autam Mendez vs. Iowa Central (1-9-19)

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

5 3-point goals: 8, Autam Mendez vs. Iowa Central (1-9-19)

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)