NIACC falls to Cape Fear, 116-105

NIACC's Jada Buford drives to the basket in second half of Wednesday's game against Cape Fear CC at the national tournament.
NIACC's Jada Buford drives to the basket in second half of Wednesday's game against Cape Fear CC at the national tournament.

HARRISON, Ark. - The NIACC women's basketball team dropped a 116-105 decision to Cape Fear College on Wednesday in the NJCAA Division II quarterfinals on the North Arkansas College campus.

Seventh-seeded Cape Fear led 63-48 at the half and held on for the 11-point victory. NIACC outscored the Sea Devils 57-53 in the second half but saw its 16-game winning streak come to an end.

Ny Langley led the Sea Devils with 31 points and Ayonna Cotton was next in line with 22 points.

NIACC will play Pima CC at 3 p.m. Thursday in the consolation round. If the Lady Trojans win on Thursday, they will play for fifth-place on Saturday.

Cape Fear plays third-seeded Kansas City (Kan.) in Friday's semifinals.

The 221 total combined points in Wednesday's contest set a single-game record for most points scored in a NJCAA Division II national tournament game. The previous record was 215 combined points in 2013 when Owens CC beat Monroe College 113-102.

The 116 points by Cape Fear also set a single-game record at the national tournament. The previous high-water mark was 113 by Illinois Central against Kalamazoo Valley in 2002.

The 105 points by NIACC was the most ever by a NIACC women's team at the national tournament. The old mark was in 1975 when the Lady Trojans topped Prince George's CC out of Maryland 102-41 in the opening round of the national tournament.

Freshman Jada Buford led the Lady Trojans with 34 points against Cape Fear. The Lady Trojans also received 21 points and 12 rebounds from Autam Mendez.

Also for the Lady Trojans, Kelcie Hale scored 16 points, Mandy Willems scored 13 points, Tahya Campbell scored 10 points and Alexa Loftus scored nine points.

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 College 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

Cape Fear 116, NIACC 105

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. - NIACC 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. Cape Fear

NIACC's 2018-19 season (28-6 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

Cape Fear College 116, NIACC 105

THE LAST TIME NIACC ....

Scored 100 points: 105 vs. Cape Fear College (3-20-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

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: 34, Jada Buford vs. Cape Fear College (3-20-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

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

5 3-point goals: 5, Jada Buford vs. Cape Fear College (3-20-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

10 rebounds: 12, Autam Mendez vs. Cape Fear College (3-20-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

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 21 points/12 rebounds vs. Cape Fear College (3-20-19) - NJCAA Division II national tournament

 

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