NIACC 3, Viterbo JV 1
MASON CITY – With the gym littered in pink Thursday night for NIACC's annual Think Pink breast cancer awareness game, the Lady Trojans came up big in a four-set victory over the Viterbo junior varsity, 25-20, 25-12, 25-27, 25-23.
"Think Pink is always a fun night and more importantly, the night is more than just the game," NIACC coach Chris Brandt said. "We didn't play as well as we wanted but did enough to win the match."
NIACC received a team-high 16 kills from Hannah Wagner, who also added 11 digs and three blocks, Brooke Greenwood finished with 11 kills and seven blocks, and Shelby Heston added seven kills and 22 digs.
Also for NIACC, Sydney Roush handed out 37 assists, Sammi Hyde recorded 20 digs, and Amanda Borden added 13 digs and seven kills.
NIACC ranked No. 9 in preseason poll
MASON CITY – The NIACC women's basketball team is ranked No. 9 in the preseason NJCAA Divsion II poll released Thursday.
NIACC was 19-13 overall and 9-5 in the ICCAC in the 2016-17 season. The Lady Trojans advanced to the NJCAA Region XI title game for the fourth straight season before falling to eventual national champion.
The Lady Trojans return four players that received all-region honors a year ago. Taylor Laabs was a first-team all-NJCAA Region XI selection, UU Longs was a second-team all-region pick and Kelsie Willert and Khalilah Holloway were both third-team all-region picks.
Kirkwood is ranked No. 1 in the preseason poll and DMACC is ranked No. 15.
NIACC opens the season Nov. 3-4 in the annual Konigsmark Klassic. The Lady Trojans face No. 18 Illinois Central on Nov. 3 and Bay College on Nov. 4.
Newell-Fonda 3, Garrigan 1
ALGONA – Garrigan watched as its season came to an end Thursday in a Class 1A regional semifinal vs. Newell-Fonda. The Golden Bears fell in four sets, 25-19, 25-23, 18-25, 25-16.
Grace McGuire led the Golden Bears with 10 kills and 28 digs, Jenna Boelter had 29 assists, and Emma Fogarty added 20 digs.
Garrigan ended its season 18-12.