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Kirkwood Womens Basketball

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Robinson leads KCC women by Triton

Leah Robinson came off the bench to score 18 points Saturday afternoon as the top-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team strolled by Triton College, 96-59, in the second round of the Kirkwood Classic at Johnson  Hall.

Robinson, a 6-foot-1 freshman from Evanston, Ill., hit 8 of 11 shots and also had three rebounds, three blocked shots and two assists.

Olivia Usher contributed 12 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals for the Eagles. Awal Ajak finished with 10 points, eight  assists and five rebounds. Megan Axcell collected 11 points, four  rebounds and three assists.

Mariah Henry poured in 36 points for Triton.

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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Mensen breaks loose for No. 1 Eagles

Brianna Mensen could be playing basketball for a strong Iowa Conference school like Wartburg right now, but she'd like to play for an NCAA Division I team some day.

That's why she came to Kirkwood Community College, to work on her skills and try to help the top-ranked Eagles win another NJCAA  national title.

It looks like she's headed in the right direction.

Mensen came off the bench Friday night and poured in 19 points to help  Kirkwood whack McCook, 94-36, in the opening round of the Kirkwood Classic at Johnson Hall.

Mensen, a 5-foot-11 freshman from Maquoketa Valley, scored only 15 points in Kirkwood's first five games for a modest average of 3.0  points per game, but she showed plenty of potential Friday.

"She has a chance to go Division, I think, after another year," said Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl. "She can play three positions. And she's  going to get better.

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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Kirkwood women sail by John Wood

The top-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team used a balanced  scoring attack to dunk John Wood, 75-36, in a junior college game at Johnson Hall Wednesday night.

Tinee'sha Coleman, a transfer from the University of Cincinnati, led the Eagles with 10 points off the bench.

Coach Kim Muhl used 14 players in the game and all of them dented the scoring column, although none of the starters reached double figures.

Tay Wilson, Megan Axcell and Leah Robinson scored nine points apiece. Olivia Usher added eight points.

Wilson also had seven assists, three rebounds and two steals for Kirkwood.

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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 1 KCC women fall to No. 18 Illinois Central

The top-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team lost to 18th-ranked Illinois Central, 59-58, in the final round of the Kirkwood Classic at Johnson Hall Saturday.

The Eagles led 35-24 at halftime, but Illinois Central outscored the home team 35-23 in the second half for the one-point victory.

Arika Wooldridge led Kirkwood with 12 points and Mackenzie Jenkins scored 11. None of Kirkwood's starters reached double figures.

Sia Williams led Illinois Central with 16 points.

Kirkwood fell to 2-2 for the season.

ILLINOIS CENTRAL (59): Walker 2 3-4 7, Faulkner 5 2-4 12, Williams 6 1-1 16, Coates 5 0-0 10, Larsen 0 1-2 1, Magro 0 0-0 0, Maynard 1 0-1 2, Pinnock-Branford 0 0-0 0, Henderson 2 0-0 6, Banks 0 0-0 0, Evans 2 1-4 5. Totals 23 8-16 59.

KIRKWOOD (58): Wilson 3 1-2 7, Puok 1 0-0 3, Axcell 2 0-0 5, Ajak 1  0-0 2, Usher 2 2-2 6, Jenkins 4 3-4 11, Hurst 2 0-0 4, Taylor 1 0-0 2, Robinson 1 2-4 4,  Mensen 0 2-2 2, Wooldridge 4 3-3 12. Totals 21 13-19 58.

Halftime - Kirkwood 35, Illinois Central 24. 3-point goals - Illinois  Central 5 (Williams 3, Henderson 2), Kirkwood 3 (Puok 1, Axcell 1, Wooldridge 1

 

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 1 Eagles spank No. 5 Parkland

The difference between the No. 1 team in the country and the No. 5  team was a whopping 38 points Friday night.

The top-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team walloped fifth-ranked  Parkland, 78-40, in the opening round of the Kirkwood Classic at  Johnson Hall with stifling defense and a deep bench.

The Eagles punished Parkland, 20-2, in the second quarter and built a  pair of 45-point leads in the second half.

"I think we wore them down," said Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl. "They were  getting looks, but they were just too tired to shoot them."

Muhl used a 10-player rotation in the first half while building a  commanding 36-11 cushion at intermission. All told, 13 players got  into the game and everyone scored.

"I like how we played," said Muhl. "Our defense was really good in the  first half."

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