Jasmine Johnson had team-highs of 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Marshalltown Community College women's basketball team defeated visiting Ellsworth CC, 71-56, in Saturday's ICCAC Division II contest at the Student Activity Center.
Johnson scored 12 of her 20 points after halftime, including back-to-back buckets that stretched the Tigers' lead to 16 with just over 5 minutes remaining in the game.
Shantal Tobler then corralled a rebound and went coast-to-coast for a layup to lift MCC to its largest lead in the second half, and the Tigers eased to the conference victory.
Arielle Lockett contributed 14 points and six rebounds, Courtney Sullivan had 10 points, while Shana Lee added nine points and seven boards off the bench for the Tigers (7-15, 5-6). Lateisha Spates-Manning chipped in eight points, all in the first half, as MCC got out to a 41-29 advantage at the break.
Ellsworth (14-11, 3-8) lost its fifth straight despite getting a game-high 28 points from Ashley McHenry. Antwana Drayton added nine points for the Panthers.
Marshalltown, which overcame 22 turnovers for the win, finishes the regular season with five of its next six games on the road. The Tigers travel to West Burlington for Wednesday's league tilt at Southeastern.