Monday, November 18, 2019
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No. 1 Eagles roll by William Penn JV

The top-ranked Kirkwood men's basketball team rolled to a 103-64  victory over the William Penn junior varsity Tuesday night in the home  opener at Johnson Hall.

DJ Purnell led the Eagles (2-1) with 18 points and 11 rebounds for his  second straight double-double. Gacoby Jones came off the bench to  score 17 points in 15 minutes, hitting 7-for-8 from the field.

Niko Gosnell scored 13 points and blocked three shots for Kirkwood.  Owen Coburn finished with a double-double with 10 points and 13  rebounds.

The Eagles made 42 of 75 shots for 56.0 percent from the field.

Christian Clinton and Cameron Blackman had 17 points apiece for William Penn.

WILLIAM PENN JV (64): Armistad Hackett 2-7 0-1 4, Christian Clinton  5-13 6-6 17, Cameron Blackman 6-19 3-3 17, Jaylen Granger 2-12 1-3 7,  Cyrus Alexander 0-3 0-0 0, Q Causey 4-6 0-1 11, Tobi Obuwole 0-2 1-2  1, Keeshawn Gleason 2-4 0-0 4, Larenz Plum 0-0 0-0 0, Austin Henry 0-0  0-0 0, Derrick Holman 1-2 0-0 3, Dana Weaver 0-0 0-0 0, Will Finnie  0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-69 11-16 64.

KIRKWOOD (103): Seybian Sims 2-6 0-0 4, Devonte Thedford 3-7 0-0 6,  Brady Sartorius 2-6 0-0 4, DJ Purnell 7-10 4-11 18, Niko Gosnell 6-8  1-1 13, Chris Burnell 3-5 0-0 8, Tre-Quan Carrington 4-8 0-0 8, Gacoby  Jones 7-8 0-0 17, Griffen Clark 2-4 2-2 8, Jamal Stephenson 3-5 0-0 7,  Jalen Taylor 0-1 0-0 0, Owen Coburn 3-7 4-6 10. Totals 42-75 11-20 103.

Halftime - Kirkwood 52, William Penn 35. 3-point goals - William Penn  9-33 (Causey 3-4, Blackman 2-6, Granger 2-9, Holman 1-2, Clinton 1-6,  Hackett 0-1, Gleason 0-1, Alexander 0-3), Kirkwood 8-23 (Jones 3-4,  Burnell 2-2, Clark 2-3, Stephenson 1-3, Taylor 0-1, Carrington 0-1,  Gosnell 0-2).

 

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