Lakers up to 8th in NCAA ratings

Tue 1-28-2020

ESTHERVILLE - Iowa Lakes Community College has moved up three more places to eighth in the latest NJCAA Division II men's basketball ratings.

The Lakers, 17-3 overall and 5-1 in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, won three games last week, beating then third-ranked DMACC 69-59, Ellsworth 87-70 and ended the Dakota Wesleyan JV 112-73.

Three other ICCAC schools are ranked, with DMACC (18-3) seventh, NIACC (17-3) 12th and Kirkwood (15-4) 14th.

North Central Missouri College (17-1) is ranked first, with Milwaukee Area Tech (21-1) second and Schoolcraft, Mich. (17-1) third.

The Lakers return to ICCAC play on Wednesday as they travel to Winnebago, Neb. to face Little Priest Tribal College.

Two ICCAC women's basketball teams are nationally ranked, with Kirkwood (20-1) first and NIACC (21-1) fourth.