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No. 1 NIACC seeks berth in final four on Thursday



This news story was published on March 19, 2014.
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NIACC during a timeout against Dakota College (Photo from niacctrojans.com)

NIACC during a timeout against Dakota College
(Photo from niacctrojans.com)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The top-seeded NIACC women’s basketball team is one win away from the final four.

NIACC (32-2) faces ninth-seeded Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (19-10) at 6 p.m. Thursday in the NJCAA Division II quarterfials.

NIACC won its first national tournament game in 20 years with its 100-49 victory over Dakota College of Bottineau on Tuesday. Sophomore Chelsey Jacox led the Lady Trojans with 22 points and sophomore Emily Bell scored a career-high 21 points with seven 3-point goals.

Cincinnati State stopped eighth-seeded Kankakee CC 83-63 in its tournament opener on Tuesday.

The winner of Thursday’s quarterfinal advances to Friday’s 8 p.m. semifinal. The loser plays at 3 p.m. on Friday.

Notes: NIACC coach Kelli Terrell has a career record of 62-34 … Jacox, the school’s all-time leader in scoring and assists, has 1,120 career points and 295 career assists … Lateeka Thompson has 828 career points (8th on school’s all-time list), 357 career assists (7th on school’s all-time list), 164 career assists (8th on school’s all-time list) and 166 career steals (5th on school’s all-time list) … Bell ranks third on the school’s career list with 104 3-point goals … Jennifer Currier (1986-88) ranks second with 107 career 3-point goals … Kadejah Young has 95 career 3-point goals, which is tied for fourth with Terrell (2003-05).

TUESDAY’S FIRST-ROUND RESULTS
St. Clair County 80, North Central Missouri 72
Monroe 76, Louisburg 73
Parkland 94, Lake Michigan 69
NIACC 100, Dakota-Bottineau 49
Highland CC 89, Essex County 26
Cincinnati State 83, Kankakee CC 63
WEDNESDAY’S FIRST ROUND GAMES
11 a.m. – Mesa CC vs. Mercyhurst North East.
1 p.m. – Kishwaukee CC vs. Chesapeake.
WEDNESDAY’S CONSOLATION BRACKET GAME
3 p.m. – North Central Missouri vs. Louisburg.
WEDNESDAY’S QUARTERFINALS
6 p.m. – St. Clair County vs. Monroe.
8 p.m. – Parkland vs. Highland.
THURSDAY’S CONSOLATION GAMES
9 a.m. – Lake Michigan vs. Essex County.
11 a.m. – Dakota-Bottineau vs. Kankakee.
THURSDAY’S QUARTERFINALS
6 p.m. – NIACC vs. Cincinnati State.
8 p.m. – Mesa/Mercyhurst winner vs. Kiskwaukee/Chesapeake.
NIACC (32-2 overall)
NIACC 100, William Penn JV 54
NIACC 101, Illinois Central 86
NIACC 135, Hibbing CC 33
NIACC 105, Riverland CC 42
NIACC 86, RCTC 51
NIACC 97, DMACC 68
NIACC 91, Kansas City (Kansas) CC 87
NIACC 129, Milwaukee Area Tech 74
NIACC 95, Riverland CC 48
NIACC 117, Grand View JV 61
NIACC 115, Kirkwood 111 (OT)
NIACC 98, Kankakee CC 64
Illinois Central 82, NIACC 81
NIACC 77, Kishwaukee College 66
NIACC 99, Marshalltown 77
NIACC 78, Iowa Lakes 45
NIACC 83, Southeastern 70
Iowa Western 73, NIACC 54
NIACC 104, Southwestern 49
NIACC 81, Ellsworth 51
NIACC 94, Iowa Central 87
NIACC 99, DMACC 61
NIACC 90, Kirkwood 87
NIACC 92, Marshalltown 68
NIACC 91, Iowa Lakes 53
NIACC 78, Northeast CC 75
NIACC 95, Southeastern 74
NIACC 99, Southwestern 42
NIACC 104, Ellsworth 53
NIACC 108, Iowa Central 105
NJCAA Region XI tournament
NIACC 94, Ellsworth 48
NIACC 93, DMACC 86 (OT)
NIACC 96, Iowa Central 92
NJCAA Division II tournament
NIACC 100, Dakota-Bottineau 49

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