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JUCO Basketball: NIACC’s Tucker, Conner both earn ICCAC weekly honors

Tucker
MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Myles Tucker was selected as the co-ICCAC Division II men’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5.

Tucker, a 6-3 guard from Ottawa, Ill., shared the honor with Iowa Western’s Sean Black.

Tucker scored 28 points, including eight 3-point goals, in NIACC’s 93-80 victory over Northeast CC in its ICCAC opener on Dec. 4. The eight 3-point goals tied a single-game school record.

Tucker was 8 of 10 from 3-point range, including a 6 of 6 performance from beyond the arc in the first half.

Against the Mount Mercy JV on Nov. 29, Tucker scored eight points with five rebounds and four steals.

Tucker is the first NIACC men’s player to earn ICCAC player of the week honors since McKelary Robertson won the award for the week of March 1-7, 2021.

NIACC (8-2 overall, 1-0 in the ICCAC) returns to action Wednesday at No. 6 Iowa Western in an ICCAC contest. Game time is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Conner
NIACC freshman Ziyannah Conner was selected as the co-ICCAC Division II women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5.

Conner, a 6-1 forward from Independence, Wis., shared the award with Kirkwood’s Kortney Drake.

Conner scored 24 points with nine rebounds, six steals and two blocked shots in a 64-61 loss to Southeastern. She also scored 20 points, including an 8 for 8 performance from the field, with nine rebounds and five steals.

Conner ranks second in the ICCAC in scoring with a 19.0 per game average. She ranks first in the league in field-goal percentage (67.2 percent).

Conner is the first NIACC women’s basketball player to earn ICCAC player of week honors since Kourtney Manning won the award for the week of Feb. 8-14 in the 2021 season.

NIACC (6-1 overall) returns to action Wednesday in an ICCAC contest at No. 9 Iowa Western. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m.

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