No. 2 NIACC women face Cape Fear CC

NIACC's Tahya Campbell looks to drive to the basket during Tuesday's win over Wayne County CC at the national tournament.
NIACC's Tahya Campbell looks to drive to the basket during Tuesday's win over Wayne County CC at the national tournament.

HARRISON, Ark. - The No. 2 NIACC women's basketball team faces Cape Fear CC (North Carolina) at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

Second-seeded NIACC moved to the quarterfinals with a 90-74 opening round win over 15th-seeded Wayne County CC on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Mandy Willems led the Lady Trojans with 27 points, including eight 3-point goals.

Also for the Lady Trojans, freshman Jada Buford scored 16 points and freshman Autam Mendez scored 15 points.

Seventh-seeded Cape Fear CC (26-4) advanced to the final eight with a 91-55 win over Metropolitian CC on Tuesday.

The NIACC/Cape Fear winner faces the Kansas City (Kan.)/Pima CC winner in the semifinals at 6 p.m. on Friday. The two losers of the quarterfinal contest meet in the consolation round at 3 p.m. on Thursday.

NIACC last faced Cape Fear in the consolation round of the 2016 national tournament with the Sea Devils winning 109-99.

NJCAA Division II women's basketball tournament

Tuesday's results

Kansas City (Kan.) 82, Chesapeake 56

Pima CC 81, Lake Michigan College 79

Cape Fear CC 91, Metropolitian CC 55

NIACC 90, Wayne County CC 74

Illinois Central 76, North Platte 55

Union County 67, South Suburban 55

Wednesday's results

Lackawanna 93, Moraine Valley 92

Sinclair 74, Niagara County 73

Consolation round

Lake Michigan 75, Chesapeake 69

Championship round

Kansas City (Kan.) 82, Pima CC 68

8 p.m. - Cape Fear vs. NIACC

Thursday, March 21

Consolation round

9 a.m. - Metropolitian CC vs. Wayne County CC

11 a.m. - North Platte vs. South Suburban

1 p.m. - Moraine Valley vs. Niagara County

3 p.m. - Cape Fear/NIACC loser vs. Pima CC

Championship round

6 p.m. - Illinois Central vs. Union County

8 p.m. - Lackawanna vs. Sinclair

Friday, March 22

Consolation round

11 a.m. - Lake Michigan vs. Metropolitian CC/Wayne County CC winner

Championship round

6 p.m. - Kansas City (Kan.) vs. NIACC/Cape Fear winner

 

NIACC's 2018-19 season (28-5 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

NIACC 92, Southeastern 61

NJCAA Region XI tournament

NIACC 94, Little Priest Tribal College 56

NIACC 88, Iowa Central 49

NIACC 77, Kirkwood 70

NJCAA Division II national tournament

NIACC 90, Wayne County CC 74

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

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

Had 15 3-point goals: 15 vs. vs. Wayne County CC (3-19-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

Had 50 rebounds: 72 vs. Little Priest Tribal College (3-6-19)

Had 20 assists: 23 vs. Iowa Central (3-9-19)

Had 15 steals: 17 vs. Wayne County CC (3-19-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

Beat a rated team: No. 2 NIACC 77, No. 4 Kirkwood 70 (3-10-19)

THE LAST TIME A LADY TROJAN HAD ...

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

40 points: 45, Mandy Willems vs. Southeastern (3-2-19)

30 points: 31, Mandy Willems vs. Iowa Central (3-9-19)

10 3-point goals: 13, Mandy Willems vs. Southeastern (3-2-19)

5 3-point goals: 8, Mandy Willems vs. Wayne County CC (3-19-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

10 rebounds: 10, Autam Mendez vs. Southeastern (3-2-19)

15 rebounds: 16, Autam Mendez vs. Little Priest Tribal College (3-6-19)

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 26 points/16 rebounds vs. Little Priest Tribal College (3-6-19)

 

 

NJCAA Divison II results
March 19, 2019 NJCAA Divison II results
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