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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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No. 2 Eagles smother DMACC by 59

You don't see a team held scoreless for an entire quarter in a women's basketball game too often, but it happened Wednesday night at Johnson Hall.

The second-ranked Kirkwood Eagles pelted DMACC 31-0 in the third period and buried the Bears, 95-36, in an ICCAC contest.

Kemara Watson and Tatiana Hodges-Johnson scored 14 points apiece for Kirkwood (23-2, 10-1). Paige Bradford netted 13 points and Delani Harris added 12.

DMACC fell to 9-16 overall and 3-9 in the conference. The Bears launched 41 3-pointers in the 40-minute game and made four of them.

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McKinney leads Mustangs to key victory

FAYETTE, Mo. - Dennis McKinney poured in 31 points Wednesday night as the Mount Mercy Mustangs trimmed Central Methodist, 73-70, in a key Heart of America Conference game in Missouri.

The victory lifted the Mustangs into a tie for ninth place in the conference with Central Methodist with 8-11 records, just one game out of eighth place with five games left. The top eight teams will make the league playoffs.

McKinney popped in five 3-pointers and also snared nine rebounds. Bailey Basala contributed 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Basala made two free throws with seven seconds remaining to give Mount Mercy a 73-70 advantage. Central Methodist missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds that could have tied the game and forced overtime.

RoyShawn Webb finished with six points, seven assists and eight rebounds. DJ Johnson pitched in with 10 points. The Mustangs trailed by 10 points at halftime, but rallied for the clutch victory.

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No. 8 Central Methodist rips Mustangs

FAYETTE, Mo. - The eighth-ranked Central Methodist women's basketball team rolled up 64 points in the first half Wednesday night and dunked Mount Mercy, 112-61, in a Heart of America Conference game in Missouri.

Sandra Mia scored 14 points for Mount Mercy (5-19, 2-17).

Mercedes Jefflo poured in 31 points with six 3-pointers for Central Methodist (23-2, 17-2).

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Mount Mercy spikers sweep William Penn

The Mount Mercy men's volleyball team swept William Penn, 25-19,  25-22, 29-27, in a Heart of America Conference match Tuesday night at  the Hennessey Recreation Center.

Julian Armendano led the Mustangs (5-4, 3-2) with 12 kills. Ben  Steffen contributed eight kills, while Nikola Stoimenov and Dalton  Hynek had six apiece.

Ben Ruggles distributed 27 assists for Mount Mercy. Tiago Almeida came  up with 12 digs. Steffen blocked four shots.

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No. 6 KCC softball sweeps at tourney

WEST BURLINGTON - The sixth-ranked Kirkwood softball team won both of  its games in the SCC Tournament at the Fun City indoor complex in West  Burlington Sunday.

The Eagles topped Marshalltown, 11-3, in their first game and trimmed  Southeastern, 6-5, to finish the event with a 3-1 record.

Kirkwood scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to erase a  4-3 deficit and trim Southeastern in the second game. Randyn Carter  and Jessie Frasher belted home runs for the winners.

Carter collected three RBIs in Game 2 and Frasher drove in two runs.  Autum Barthelman had two hits. Isabelle True pitched four innings in  relief for the victory.

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