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NIACC women return to conference action


This news story was published on January 4, 2013.
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CEDAR RAPIDS – The NIACC women’s basketball team (8-6 overall, 1-0 in ICCAC) saw plenty of Kirkwood Community College at the Illinois Central tournament in the last week of December.

The Lady Trojans placed third and the Eagles claimed the tournament title as the two league rivals did not face each other in the three-day tournament.

The two teams meet at 1 p.m. today in ICCAC action.

At the Illinois Central tournament, the Lady Trojans beat No. 13 South Suburban College 68-55, lost to No. 8 Illinois Central 76-56 and topped No. 1 Lake Michigan College 64-61.

Kirkwood (13-3, 2-0) topped Cincinnati State Technical College (75-60), Lake Michigan (61-41) and Illinois Central (59-41).

“I’m really looking forward to it,” NIACC freshman Jessica Rogers (Osage, Iowa) said of the matchup with Kirkwood. “It’s going to be another aggressive game.

“There’s a little tension there with it being Kirkwood. We’re looking forward to having good practices this week and comiing out strong on Saturday.”

Freshman guard Chelsey Jacox (Plymouth, Minn.) leads the Lady Trojans with 62 assists (2nd in ICCAC) and 40 steals (3rd in ICCAC). She also averages 12.7 points per game (6th in ICCAC).

Kirkwood is led by sophomore forward Kianna Jacobs, who averages 15.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Other NIACC notes: NIACC is 8-3 since starting the season 0-3 … The Lady Trojans have won 5 of their last 6 games … Lateeka Thompson averages 13.8 points per game … Lashae Brooks averages 10.8 points per game … Kadejah Young averages 8.7 points per game … Rogers averages 8.2 points per game.

Other Kirkwood notes: The Eagles have won five straight contests … Aisle Quinlan averages 9.6 points per game … Alexis Fitzpatrick averages 9.1 points per game … Whitney Rohrbach averages 8.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Saturday’s statistical matchup

NIACC Kirkwood

Record 8-6, 1-0 13-3, 2-0

Offensive average 67.8 72.1

Defensive average 59.4 46.8

Field-goal percentage 37.0 42.5

3-point percentage 24.4 30.9

3-pointers per game 5.1 5.6

Free-throw percentage 51.6 65.7

Assists per game 15.6 16.2

Turnovers per game 19.7 15.1

Steals per game 15.4 10.6

2012-13 NIACC Lady Trojans

When NIACC Then NIACC is
Plays in overtime 0-0
When leading at halftime 7-0
When trailing at halfime 1-6
Scores less than 60 points 0-4
Scores between 60-69 points 4-1
Scores between 70-79 points 2-0
Scores between 80-89 points 0-0
Scores between 90-99 points 0-0
Scores 100 or more points 2-0
Allows less than 60 points 2-0
Allows between 60-69 points 1-3
Allows between 70-79 points 0-2
Allows between 80-89 points 0-0
Allows between 90-99 points 0-0
Allows more than 100 points 0-0
Game is decided by 1-3 points 1-1
Game is decided by 4-6 points 0-0
Game is decided by 7-10 points 3-1
Game is decided by 11-14 points 1-2
Game is decided by 15+points 3-2

ICCAC Women’s Standings
Conf. Overall
Kirkwood 2-0 13-3
DMACC 1-0 12-2
S’eastern 1-0 10-4
NIACC 1-0 8-6
Iowa Central 1-1 10-3
Iowa Lakes 1-2 5-11
Ellsworth 0-1 7-8
S’western 0-1 0-14
Marshalltown 0-2 3-7
Friday’s game
Marshalltown at Wisconsin Classic in West Bend, Wis.
Saturday’s games
Marshalltown at Wisconsin Classic in West Bend, Wis.
DMACC at Iowa Lakes
Iowa Central plays at Ellsworth
Southwestern at Southeastern

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