No. 5 NIACC knocks off No. 2 Kirkwood, 68-62

NIACC's Tahya Campbell drives to the basket in Saturday's game against Kirkwood.
NIACC's Tahya Campbell drives to the basket in Saturday's game against Kirkwood.

MASON CITY - The No. 5 NIACC women's basketball team evened the season series with No. 2 Kirkwood Saturday with a 68-62 victory.

NIACC, which dropped a 77-71 decision to Kirkwood in January, received 16 points each from Jada Buford and Tahya Campbell.

NIACC (19-5 overall) and Kirkwood (20-6 overall) are tied for first place in the ICCAC with 10-1 marks.

Also for the Lady Trojans on Saturday, Mandy Willems scored nine points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out six assists. The Lady Trojans' Kelcie Hale scored 12 points.

Kirkwood was led by Natalie Tomaszewski with 12 points. The Eagles' Leah Robinson scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. 

NIACC returns to action Wednesday at Little Priest Tribal College in Winnebago, Neb. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m.

2018-19 season (19-5 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

Illinois Central 84, NIACC 77

NIACC 88, Parkland College 76

NIACC 79, Iowa Central 62

Iowa Western 85, NIACC 56

NIACC 110, DMACC 85

Kirkwood 77, NIACC 71

NIACC 102, Southeastern 69

NIACC 116, Little Priest Tribal College 69

NIACC 119, Ellsworth 54

NIACC 99, Iowa Lakes 70

NIACC 107, Southwestern 72

NIACC 74, Iowa Central 63

NIACC 68, Kirkwood 62

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 107 vs. Southwestern (2-2-19)

Had 15 3-point goals: 15 vs. Iowa Central (2-6-19)

Had 50 rebounds: 65 vs. Southwestern (2-2-19)

Had 20 assists: 20 vs. Little Priest Tribal College (1-23-19)

Had 15 steals: 34 vs. Ellsworth (1-26-19)

Beat a rated team: No. 5 NIACC 68 No. 2 Kirkwood 62 (2-9-19)

THE LAST TIME A LADY TROJAN HAD ...

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

40 points: 41, Autam Mendez vs. Ellsworth (1-26-19)

30 points: 31, Mandy Willems vs. Little Priest Tribal College (1-23-19) and 30, Autam Mendez vs. Little Priest Tribal College (1-23-19)

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

5 3-point goals: 7, Mandy Willems vs. Iowa Central (2-6-19)

10 rebounds: 11, Mandy Willems vs. Kirkwood (2-9-19)

15 rebounds: 15, Autam Mendez vs. Ellsworth (1-26-19)

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

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

5 steals: 6, Mandy Willems vs. Ellsworth (1-26-19)

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

Double/double: Mandy Willems 10 points/10 rebounds vs. Southwestern (2-2-19)