IOWA FALLS - The No. 9 NIACC women's basketball team opened its season with a 97-86 victory over the Grand View University junior varsity on Friday at the Dale Howard Classic on the Ellsworth campus.
Sophomore Kelcie Hale scored 23 points, including five 3-point goals, to lead the Lady Trojans to the season-opening win.
The Grand View JV led 21-17 after the first quarter and held a 48-41 lead at the half.
NIACC connected on 13 3-point goals as NIACC coach Todd Ciochetto improved to 6-0 in season openers.
NIACC returns to action at 11 a.m. Saturday against Bryant & Stratton (Wis.) on the second day of the Dale Howard Classic.