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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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No. 2 Eagles sink Iowa Lakes

ESTHERVILLE - Paige Bradford and Tatiana Hodges-Johnson scored 15  points apiece Saturday as the second-ranked Kirkwood Eagles topped  Iowa Lakes, 75-51, in an ICCAC conference game in Estherville.

Addison Rath contributed a career-high 11 points, seven rebounds, four  steals and three assists off the bench. She scored seven points during  an 18-3 surge in the second half when the Eagles sealed the victory.

Kirkwood raised its records to 22-2 overall and 9-1 in the conference.  Top-ranked NIACC leads the league at 12-0 in the 16-game season.

Shareece Smith scored 20 points for Iowa Lakes (15-8, 6-5).

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No. 8 Iowa Lakes dunks No. 12 Eagles

ESTHERVILLE - The 12th-ranked Kirkwood men's basketball team fell out  of a tie for the conference lead Saturday when they lost to  eighth-ranked Iowa Lakes, 81-64, in an ICCAC game in Estherville.

DMACC leads the standings at 8-1, followed by Iowa Lakes at 8-2 and  Kirkwood at 7-2 in the tight race.

Devonte Thedford led Kirkwood with 21 points. Luke Appel collected a  double-double with 10 ponits and 13 rebounds, but fouled out.

Iowa Lakes raced to a 19-point lead at halftime, 35-16, and raised its  overall record to 20-4.

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No. 6 KCC softball splits openers

WEST BURLINGTON - The sixth-ranked Kirkwood softball team split two  games Saturday at the SCC Dome Tournament in West Burlington.

The Eagles were pounded by Indian Hills, 12-0, in the season opener at  the Fun City complex and got only one hit against the winners, who are  ranked No. 8 in NJCAA Division I softball.

Kirkwood bounced back with a 10-5 victory over Iowa Western with home  runs by Randyn Carter, London Jackson and Angie Gorkow. Carter was  2-for-2 and drove in three runs. Jayme Finn collected three RBIs.  Shelby Hulsebus and Courtney Harris had two hits. Jackson drove in two runs.

The Eagles trailed, 5-4, but scored six times in the bottom of the  fourth inning for the victory in the five-inning game.

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Mustang men falter at Benedictine

ATCHISON, Kan. - The Mount Mercy men's basketball team surrendered 63  points in the second half Saturday and lost to Benedictine, 101-65, in  a Heart of America Conference game at the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium.

The setback dropped the Mustangs to 12-12 overall and 7-11 in the  league. Benedictine raised its marks to 14-11 overall and 12-6 in the  conference with an incredible shooting performance at home.

Dennis McKinney led Mount Mercy with 15 points. Bailey Basala added 11 points.

Jayden Temme scored 26 points for Benedictine, leading five players  into double figures. The winners scorched the nets, hitting 38 of 54  shots for 70.4 percent. They were 23 of 27 in the second half and 18  for 27 on 3-pointers in the game.

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Mount Mercy women fall in Kansas

ATCHISON, Kan. - The Mount Mercy women's basketball team lost to  Benedictine, 63-48, in a Heart of America Conference game Saturday in  Kansas.

Chailey Cabalis scored 16 points for Mount Mercy (5-18, 2-15).

Skylar Washington popped in 13 points for Benedictine (16-8, 10-8).

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