Lake Land womens basketball remained No. 6 in the final NJCAA poll of the season after taking a week off.

The Lakers rolled past Southwest Illinois, 82-43, Monday night. Before that, Lake Land (26-3, 15-2 in the GRAC) had last played Feb. 15 when it defeated Southwest Illinois College 82-67.

Illinois Central moved up four spots to No. 9 after defeating then-No. 3 Lincoln Land on Saturday, 70-66. The Loggers, conversely, dropped two spots to No. 5. Illinois Central has not lost since its loss to the Lakers, a 10-game stretch.

Lake Land defeated Illinois Central 77-56 in mid-January two weeks after losing to Lincoln Land on a last -second 3-pointer in Springfield.

The Lakers next travel to face Rend Lake in their season-finale. The Region 24 tournament, which determines who advances to the national Division II tournament, takes place in Peoria on March 7-8.

NJCAA DIVISION II POLL

RankSchoolPts
1North Iowa Area (7)IA27-1140
2LabetteKS23-4133
3MacombMI27-0126
4KirkwoodIA25-3119
5Lincoln LandIL25-3111
6Lake LandIL25-3104
7Johnson CountyKS25-497
8Catawba ValleyNC22-189
9Illinois CentralIL22-679
10Bryant&Stratton-WIWI22-673