Lake Land women’s basketball moved up three spots to No. 6 in the new NJCAA Division II poll after posting two more easy victories.

The Lakers defeated Olney Central, 73-56, on Nov. 18 and Moraine Valley, 72-46, on Nov. 12. They also own wins over Triton (76-49), North Arkansas (66-41) and Crowder (70-66).

Three Lake Land players average double-figures in scoring – sophomore Lexi Niebrugge (13.4), sophomore Ali Watson (10.6) and freshman Katelyn Littleton (10.0).

The team ranks fifth nationally for 3-point field goals made per game (10.4) and 11th for 3s attempted at 27.6.

Five other state schools are ranked in the top 20.

Morton remained ranked second in the nation while Lincoln Land (5-0) moved up three spots to No. 8 and Parkland (7-0) moved up two spots to No. 14. Illinois Central (4-2) is at No. 15, followed by Rock Valley (6-1) at No. 16 after not having been ranked.

The Lakers take on Morton on Dec. 3 and play Lincoln Land, Illinois Central and Parkland at least twice later this season.

1Kirkwood6-0140 1
2Morton5-0133 2
3CCBC Essex7-0126 3
4Johnson County9-0119 4
5Iowa Western5-0112  6
6Lake Land5-0105  9
7Mesa3-198  8
8Lincoln Land5-091  11
9Bryant & Stratton (WI)5-184 5
10Schoolcraft3-077  12
11Kansas City Kansas7-170 13
12Labette6-363 7
13Union3-156 14
14Parkland7-049 16
15Illinois Central4-242  15
16Rock Valley6-135  NR
17Pima3-128  17
18Oakland3-121 10
19North Central Missouri4-212 18
20North Arkansas4-1 19