NIACC women

UU Longs gets ready to shoot a 3-point goal during a 102-76 win against Rock Valley College on Friday, Nov. 24. 

NIACC Sports Information

MASON CITY | The NIACC women's basketball team remained No. 2 in the third NJCAA Divsion II poll released Tuesday.

NIACC (12-1 overall) was also No. 2 in the Dec. 5 poll. The Lady Trojans topped NDSCS (a NJCAA Division I school) 78-77 in overtime and Dakota College-Bottineau 106-47 at the NDSCS Circle of Nations Classic in Wapheton, North Dakota, on Dec. 9-10.

Monroe CC (N.Y.) is the top-ranked team for the second straight week with a record of 14-1.

Kirkwood (9-2) is ranked sixth in this week's poll. DMACC and Southeastern are two of eight teams receiving votes in this week's poll.

NIACC returns to action Dec. 28 at the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament in Peoria, Illinois. The Lady Trojans face Kalamazoo Valley CC at 4 p.m. in their first-round game of the annual eight-team tournament.

Four of the top 10 teams in the NJCAA Division II poll will be at the Illinois Central tournament. No. 5 Illinois Central, No. 6 Kirkwood and No. 10 Owens CC are also in the field.

NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll:

Monroe CC, NIACC, St. Louis, Pima, Illinois Central, Kirkwood, Highland (Kan.), Cape Fear, Johnson County, Owens, Labette, North Arkansas, Lake Michigan, Kankakee, North Central (Mo.), Lincoln, Kansas City (Kan.), Lakeland, Louisburg, Bryant & Stratton (Wisconsin).

— NIACC Sports Information

Longwell, Tauscher named to Packers' Hall of Fame

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers say former kicker Ryan Longwell and tackle Mark Tauscher will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.

Longwell was the Packers' all-time scoring leader with 1,054 career points until he was surpassed by Mason Crosby in 2015. Longwell signed with Green Bay as a free agent in 1997 and also played for the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks before retiring as a Packer in 2013.

Tauscher played in 134 games during an 11-year career. He was a seventh-round draft pick out of Wisconsin in 2000. He became the Packers' starter at right tackle in the second game of his rookie season.

Tauscher and Longwell will be inducted at a Lambeau Field banquet next July.

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