The Hawks led 28-27 at the half and took a 35-29 lead early in the third quarter. Iowa Western gained energy in the second half, shooting 8-for-12 from the three-point line in the 18-point victory.
"Our shooting left us and Iowa Western caught fire," said Matt Svehla, Northeast coach. "We didn't stop their runs, and we really didn't have any runs of our own. We are 15-2, but we didn't represent that very well in the second half tonight. We need to get better on both ends of the court."
Sierra Bell led the Hawks with 13 points, five rebounds and two steals. Mykala Baylor tallied nine points and six rebounds, while Irene Sanz had eight points, three rebounds and two steals.
The Hawks (15-2) will host Midland University JV on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Cox Activities Center on the Norfolk campus.
Sierra Bell, of Northeast Community College, drives towards the hoop against Azaria Floyd (12) of Iowa Western Community College, in a women’s basketball game Wednesday night at the Cox Activities Center Gymnasium in Norfolk. Bell totaled 13 points, five rebounds and two steals in the Hawks' 65-47 loss to the Reivers.