Cougars Pick Up 1st Win: #18 ICC 68, Ellsworth 58

The #18 ICC women’s basketball team gutted out a 68-58 win over Ellsworth (IA) Community College on Saturday, November 4 at the Konigsmark Klassic in Mason City, IA.

Ellsworth took control of the contest early with scrappy play to put the Cougars on their heels, taking a 14-11 first quarter lead.  Halfway through the second quarter, ECC held a 25-21 advantage when Krystal Walker had three drives to the hoop to put ICC up 26-25 but ECC battled for a 30-29 halftime lead.

The Cougars started the second half well and went up 36-31 on an Abby Coates score (assist Madison Faulkner), but ECC clawed back in to knot the score at 46-all heading into the fourth period. ICC locked down on defense in the fourth and used more discipline in the offensive sets to outscore Ellsworth 22-12 to get the ten point win.

Final stats: Walker (19pts), Coates (17pts, 11reb, 3ast), Larsen (13pts, 8reb, 4st), Faulkner (12pts), Maynard (5pts, 5reb), Magro (2pts, 2asts), Pinnock-Branford (1 chg taken).