COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with the highly potent offense from Iowa Western Community College, falling 78-60 at the Reiver Arena in the Region XI Championship on Tuesday in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The Hawks (15-8, 13-8 ICCAC) held strong for a majority of the first half and trailed 42-33 at halftime. The Reivers came out of the locker room and scored 23 points in the third quarter, compared to only 13 by the Hawks. However, the Hawks didn’t go down without a fight and managed to outscore the Reivers, 14-13 in the final quarter.
Breanna Stouffer (David City, Neb.) led the Hawks with 18 points. Taylor Peter (Chambers, Neb.) added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ashley Hassett (Hershey, Neb.) pitched in nine points and six boards.