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NIACC women beat Southwestern, 68-47

MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC women’s basketball team forced 25 turnovers during a 68-47 win over conference foe Southwestern Community College.

The win came during NIACC’s conference home opener and moved the Trojans to 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC).

Kika Greenlee (Fr., Brooklyn Park, MN) led the Trojans in scoring with 22, eclipsing the 20-point mark for the fourth time in the last five games.  Greenlee scored 19 of those points in the opening half.  Sadie Pittman (So., Cape Girardeau, MO) tied her career high with 14 points, and Brittany Robinson (So., Shellsburg, IA) set a new career high by scoring 14 points.

Southwestern jumped on the Trojans to take an early 9-2 lead, but NIACC outscored the Spartans 36-10 in the last fifteen minutes of the opening half.  NIACC went on a 15-0 run during a five and a half minute span, and at one point forced five straight turnovers during that run.  They forced 16 turnovers and had 10 steals in the first half.

The Trojans also held the Spartans to 29 percent shooting while shooting 42 themselves percent in the first half.

Southwestern trailed by as many as 30 points in the second half, and despite ten points from Amber Thomas the second half, never got closer than 19.

Jamee Miner led Southwestern in scoring with 13 points, and Brittany Clark recorded 12 for the Spartans.  Thomas had the lone double-double of the game with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

NIACC will travel to Council Bluffs to play Iowa Western on Monday at 7 p.m.

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