No. 2 NIACC rallies past DMACC, 88-78

MASON CITY - The No. 2 NIACC women's basketball team rallied for a 88-78 victory over DMACC Thursday night in an ICCAC contest in the NIACC gym.

NIACC trailed 36-20 in the first quarter but outscored the Bears 68-42 the rest of the way to improve its record to 23-5 overall and 14-1 in the league. The Lady Trojans wrap up the regular season at Southeastern on Saturday.

NIACC trimmed the Bears' advantage to 38-35 at the half. The Lady Trojans outscored the Bears 26-23 in the third quarter and 17-7 in the final frame.

NIACC, which has won 11 straight games, received 32 points, including eight 3-point goals, from freshman Mandy Willems.

Freshman Autam Mendez scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and six steals. It was Mendez' eighth double/double of the season.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Jada Buford scored 13 points, Tahya Campbell scored nine points and Kelcie Hale scored seven points with eight assists and two steals.

NIACC's 2018-19 season (23-5 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

NIACC 101, Little Priest Tribal College 66

NIACC 98, Iowa Lakes 74

NIACC 131, Ellsworth 56

NIACC 88, DMACC 78

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 131 vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

Had 15 3-point goals: 16 vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

Had 50 rebounds: 63 vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

Had 20 assists: 20 vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

Had 15 steals: 29 vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

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: 46, Mandy Willems vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

30 points: 32, Mandy Willems vs. DMACC (2-28-19)

10 3-point goals: 11, Mandy Willems vs. Ellsworth (2-27-19)

5 3-point goals: 8, Mandy Willems vs. DMACC (2-28-19)

10 rebounds: 10, Autam Mendez vs. DMACC (2-28-19)

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, Autam Mendez vs. DMACC (2-28-19)

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

Double/double: Autam Mendez 20 points/10 rebounds vs. DMACC (2-28-19)

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