PEORIA, Ill. - The No. 2 NIACC women's basketball team continued its winning ways with a 122-58 victory over Kalamazoo Valley Thursday in the opening round of the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament.
NIACC (13-1) was led by sophomore guard Adria Stewart, who scored a career-high 22 points with six 3-point goals. Also in double figures for the Lady Trojans were Taylor Laabs (17), UU Longs (16), Shayley Vesel (14), Khalilah Holloway (11) and Morgan Frank (10).
Longs also had seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals.
Holloway had 12 rebounds to go with her 11 points for her fifth career double-double.
NIACC's Kelsie Willert collected nine steals, which is the most in a game by a Lady Trojan since Sammie Sproul had nine steals against Williston State on Oct. 31, 2015.
The 122 points by NIACC in Thursday's game is the sixth highest point total in school history and second highest this season.
NIACC was 22 of 61 from 3-point range against Kalamazoo Valley CC. Stewart led the way with her six 3-point goals and Laabs was next in line with five 3-pointers.
The 22 3-point goals is tied for third most in a single game in school history and the third highest this season for the Lady Trojans, who made 26 against Dakota College-Bottineau (Dec. 9) and 23 against the Grand View Junior Varsity (Nov. 26).
NIACC plays No. 5 Illinois Central in the tournament semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday. No. 8 Kirkwood (11-3) faces No. 10 Owens CC (12-1) in the other semifinal at 2 p.m. Friday.
-- NIACC sports information