IOWA FALLS – it was a record-setting performance for NIACC sophomore Trudy Peterson.
Peterson scored a school-record 51 points to lead No. 9 NIACC to a 131-71 victory over Kennedy King College Saturday at the Dale Howard Classic in the Ellsworth gym.
Peterson, who scored 30 points in Friday’s loss to State Fair CC, was 12 of 17 from 3-point range in the nonconference win over Kennedy King.
The previous NIACC women’s school record was 44 points by Chelsey Jacox against Iowa Central in the 2013-14 season. Peterson’s previous career high was 39 points against Milwaukee Area Tech during her freshman season, which ranks 12th on the school’s single-game scoring list.
Peterson’s 51 points was one off the NJCAA Division II single-game record held by Lake Land’s Kandy Lindsey in the 1999-2000 season.
The 12 3-point goals by Peterson tied the school’s single-game record also held by Jennifer Currier in the 1987-88 season against Kirkwood. Peterson now has 78 career 3-point goals,which ranks 12th on the school’s career list.
The 131 points by the NIACC women is the most since the Lady Trojans topped Hibbing CC 135-33 in the 2013-14 season.
NIACC (6-3) returns to action Dec. 2 in a nonconference contest at Marshalltown CC.
NIACC WOMEN’S TOP SINGLE-GAME SCORING LEADERS
1. Trudy Peterson (vs. Kennedy King College, 2015-16) 51
2. Chelsey Jacox (vs. Iowa Central, 2013-14) 44
3. Jennifer Currier (vs. Iowa Lakes, 1987-88) 42
3. Jennifer Currier (vs. Southwestern, 1987-88) 42
3. Jennifer Currier (vs. Indian Hills, 1987-88) 42
3. Lynn Cuvelier (vs. Iowa Lakes, 1982-83) 42
7. Chelsey Jacox (vs. Iowa Central, 2013-14) 41
7. Jennifer Currier (vs. Iowa Central, 1987-88) 41
7. Jennifer Currier (vs. Kirkwood, 1987-88) 41
7. Jennifer Currier (vs. Luther College JV, 1987-88) 41
11. Jennifer Currier (vs. Southwestern, 1987-88) 40
12. Trudy Peterson (vs. Milwaukee Area Tech, 2014-15) 39