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Kirkwood Womens Basketball

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Meeker helps No. 14 Eagles rip Ellsworth

It's rare to see a college basketball team with four point guards in  the starting lineup, but the Kirkwood Eagles come as close as you're  going to get these days.

They've got Chris King, the primary point guard. They've got Byron  Harp, who sparked the Eagles to the national title last year. They've  got Miles Wentzien, a versatile guy from Fort Madison.

And they've also got Ethan Meeker, a slick freshman who put on a show  Wednesday night.

Meeker collected 15 points and five assists as the 14th-ranked Eagles  whipped Ellsworth, 89-53, in an ICCAC conference game at Johnson Hall.

"He played great," said Kirkwood Coach Bryan Petersen. "He's really  come along.

"He works hard every day, so it's great to see him have success in  games. He did a great job of getting in the paint and finding  shooters. And obviously he's a good shooter himself."

The game was tied early, 18-18, but then Meeker and the Eagles went to  work with a 14-0 run to grab command at 32-18. They never looked back from there and won easily by 36.

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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 1 Kirkwood women dunk Southwestern

CRESTON - The top-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team cracked 100  points for the first time this season and whipped Southwestern, 103-69, in the opening game of the ICCAC conference race Saturday  afternoon.

Deleyah Harris led the Eagles (17-0) with 23 points and eight  rebounds. She shot 5-for-6 on 3-pointers and was 8-for-9 overall from  the field.

Simone Goods finished with 17 points and six rebounds and made all  seven of her shots.

Awal Ajak scored 15 points and Shaneequah Watkins collected 11 points,  six rebounds and six assists. Rylee Voss contributed nine points and  seven rebounds.

KIRKWOOD (103): Harris 8 2-2 23, T.Wilson 0 4-6 4, Puok 0 0-0 0,  Hedges 1 2-2 4, Axcell 2 0-0 5, Ajak 5 2-5 15, Taylor 0 0-0 0, Watkins 4 3-4 11, Voss 4 1-3 9, Cotton 2 0-0 5, C.Wilson 0 0-0 0, Goods 7 5-9  17, Usher 1 1-2 4, Achenbach 2 0-0 4. Totals 36 20-33 103.

3-point shots - Kirkwood 11 (Harris 5, Ajak 3, Axcell 1, Cotton 1, Usher 1).

 

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 1 Eagles raise mark to 16-0

The Kirkwood Eagles turned Sweet 16 Thursday night.

Simone Goods scored 15 points and snared nine rebounds as the top-ranked Eagles rolled to their 16th straight victory with a 78-53 verdict over the Loras College junior varsity at Johnson Hall.

Shaneequah Watkins collected 12 points, Awal Ajak netted 11 and Deleyah Harris contributed 10 in a typically balanced attack. Harris also had eight rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Goods, a 6-foot-2 sophomore from Omaha, scored 11 of her points in the third quarter when Kirkwood outscored the visitors from Dubuque, 24-11, in the 10-minute session.

The Eagles won another game by a wide margin, but they committed 20 turnovers with some sloppy passes and Coach Kim Muhl was visibly unhappy at times on the bench.

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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Usher sparks No. 1 Eagles to title

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Olivia Usher played one of the best games of her young college basketball career Friday and helped the top-ranked Kirkwood Eagles defeat No. 19 Illinois Central, 68-52, in the championship game of the Illinois Central tournament.

Usher, a freshman from Cedar Rapids Prairie, popped in four 3-pointers and led the Eagles with 14 points. She also collected five assists, five steals and four rebounds as Kirkwood raised its perfect record to  15-0.

Shaneequah Watkins contributed 11 points, three rebounds, three  steals, two assists and two blocks. Deleyah Harris furnished 10 points and six rebounds, while Tay Wilson pitched in with 10 points and five assists.

Harris, Wilson and Simone Goods were named to the all-tournament team.

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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Goods leads No. 1 Eagles into finals

EAST PEORIA, Ill. - Simone Goods scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Thursday as the top-ranked Kirkwood Eagles spanked Sauk Valley, 83-51, in the semifinals of the Illinois Central holiday tournament.

Kirkwood (14-0) will face 19th-ranked Illinois Central (11-4) in the championship game Friday at 4 p.m.

Shaneequah Watkins stuffed the stat sheet for the Eagles with 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals. Deleyah Harris also had a well-rounded game with 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Tay Tay Wilson and Megan Axcell contributed 11 points for Kirkwood. Axcell hit three 3-pointers.

KIRKWOOD (83): Harris 4 0-0 10, T. Wilson 4 2-2 11, Puok 0 0-0 0, Hedges 0 0-0 0, Axcell 3 2-2 11, Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Ajak 1 2-2 5, Taylor 0 0-0 0, Watkins 4 4-7 12, Voss 2 0-0 5, Cotton 2 0-0 4, C. Wilson 1  0-0 3, Goods 7 3-3 17, Usher 1 0-0 3, Achenbach 1 0-0 2. Totals 30 13-16 83.

3-point goals - Kirkwood 10 (Axcell 3, Harris 2, T.Wilson 1, Ajak 1, Voss 1, C.Wilson 1, Usher 1).

   
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