The Lakers top Northeast Community College 78-72. The Lakers were led 20 points from both Shareece Smith and Breanna Wendland. Safiyer Coleman added 15 points and 7 rebounds. Samantha Hagedorn added 10 points.
The Lakers led 23-19 after the first quarter, 36-30 at halftime and 58-50 at the end of the third quarter.
Iowa Lakes shot 48.2% from the field, connecting on 27-56 field goal attempts. The Lakers shot 50% from three point range connecting on 9-18. The Lakers improved at the free throw line shooting 71.4% for 15-21 from the line.
Shareece Smith recorded her first double double of the season scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. She led the team in rebounds. The Lakers outrebounded Northeast 41-22.
"This is a very good win for our program. Northeast is a very good program and very well coached team. It is always good for your program to beat a Division I Juco and our kids did that today. They battled from the beginning whistle and never gave up. I thought our kids followed the game plan and were locked in. One of the keys to the game was to outrebound them and our kids attacked the glass. So proud of this team and excited to see us continue to improve. They are trusting the process right now," commented Head Coach Ashley Martin.
The Lakers are 3-1 on the season and 0-0 in conference play. The Lakers return home for two straight home games on Wednesday, November 14th when they host Minnesota West at 5:30pm and Saturday, November 17th when they host Grandview JV at 1:00pm.
Iowa Lakes 23, 13, 22, 20
Northeast CC 19, 11, 20, 22
Photo ID: Photo of Shareece Smith attached.
MEDIA: For more information, please contact Head Women's Basketball Coach Ashley Martin at (712) 362-7298 or the Iowa Lakes sports information office at (712) 362-7928.