Cougars MWAC Regular Season Champs!

Game Date: March 28, 2021

The #6 ICC women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack & a solid defensive effort to score a 79-52 win over John Wood CC in Region 24 & MWAC action in Quincy on Sunday afternoon to claim the MWAC regular season championship in undefeated fashion. This is the 3rd consecutive year ICC has won the MWAC regular season title since joining the league in 2018 and moves the Cougars’ record to 17-2 on the season.

ICC busted out to a 21-12 first quarter lead behind perimeter attacks by Kayla Gordon and Derria Edwards along with the inside play of Cierra McNamee, Keijah Gray, and Camryn Stafford. The Cougars increased the lead to 35-18 midway through the second period behind a three-pointer from Dayja Evans (assist Courtney Jones) and another McNamee score (assist Kristyn Mitchell) but JW heated up to close the half on an 8-0 run as ICC settled for a 35-26 halftime lead.

McNamee got the Cougars on the board to start the third quarter and then Edwards snagged a steal that led to a Courtney Jones layup, and then Jones repaid the favor to Edwards to put ICC up 45-31. The Cougars kept the defensive pressure on as Samaiya Buchanan picked off a pass and Stafford got loose for scores (assists Edwards & Jones) putting ICC up 59-38. Gordon & Edwards bolstered the defense, with Gordon taking two charges and Edwards one to help the Cougar cause. Sh’coria Metts hit a runner, Nia Williams got to work defensively snagging three more steals and Gray and Mitchell finished things off with scores inside as ICC cruised to the win.

Game goals met

Individual stats

McNamee 10pts/10reb/3blks
Mitchell 11pts/4ast
Gordon 8pts/1ast/2chg taken
Jones 8pts/6ast
Edwards 15pts/4ast
Buchanan 6reb/5ast
Gray 8pts/4reb
Metts 2pts
Williams 4ast/2pts/3stl
Stafford 13pts
Evans 3pts/3reb/3blks

Up next

On Monday April 5th, the Cougars will find our their seed for the upcoming district tournament on April 9-10.

Seeding procedures: On April 5, the Region 24 coaches will meet with the Region 16 coaches (out of the St. Louis area) to determine the seeding for the remaining 8 teams for the two district championships. The 1, 4, 5, & 8 seeds will play at the host #1 seed and 2, 3, 6, 7 will play at the host #2 seed. The semi-finals will be on Friday, April 9 at 2pm & 4pm with the championships on Saturday, April 10 at 2pm.