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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Kirkwood women hosting unbeaten teams in Classic

The Kirkwood women's basketball team will host two opponents that have a combined record of 20-0 in the Kirkwood Classic this weekend at Johnson Hall.

The Eagles (5-2) will face Northeast Community College of Norfolk, Neb., at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and will meet Moberly Area Community College of Moberly, Mo., at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Northeast and Moberly are both 10-0 this season. Moberly is ranked No. 17 in the NJCAA Division I poll.

Kiana Jacobs is leading Kirkwood at 13.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Friday's Schedule

5:30 - Moberly (10-0) vs. DMACC (7-1)
7:30 - Northeast (10-0) vs. Kirkwood (5-2)

Saturday's Schedule

1 p.m. - DMACC vs. Black Hawk, Ill. (1-3)
3 p.m. - Kirkwood vs. Moberly


Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

The long journey from Kenya to Kirkwood

With a slender 6-foot-2 frame and a regal bearing, Kirkwood sophomore Friday Chuol may not look the part of fierce guardian of the basket – at least at first glance.

She’s plenty tough, says women's basketball coach Kim Muhl. “She’s a survivor.”

Compared to most of her teammates and opponents, Chuol’s basketball resume is short – but her life experience is long and arduous.

The daughter of Sudanese refugees, she was born and lived her early life in Nairobi, Kenya. Better off than some, she says, her family did not live in a refugee camp, but she saw privation and illness that made a deep impression on her.


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 November 2012 21:17



Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Kirkwood women top South Australia

Kirkwood sophomore Bianca Dufelmeier felt right at home Tuesday night when the Eagles played a touring club team from South Australia at Johnson Hall.

Dufelmeier was born and raised in Australia and has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States. She moved to Iowa in 2010 when she was 17 and attended Ames High School so she could further her basketball career and play in college.

She played for Kirkwood last season and was delighted to see the South Australian team on the schedule this year.

"I got excited," she said. "If we had played them last year I probably would have known a couple of players. It was exciting to play them."

Kianna Jacobs poured in 23 points as the Eagles topped the Australians, 72-49.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 23:09



Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Kirkwood women hosting team from Australia

The Kirkwood women's basketball team will play a touring club team from South Australia on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Johnson Hall.

The Kirkwood men's basketball team will face Black Hawk in the second game of the doubleheader at 7:30 p.m.

The Eagles have hosted the Australians in games before. The result will count on Kirkwood's record.

"They're usually pretty good," Kirkwood Coach Kim Muhl said. "They're usually talented kids."


Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Kirkwood women lose on late layup

SEDALIA, Mo. - Macy Wright made a layup with two seconds left Saturday as Three Rivers nipped Kirkwood, 57-56, in the second round of the State Fair Classic women's basketball tournament.

Kirkwood trailed, 55-49, with 1:50 left but scored seven straight points to grab a 56-55 advantage.

Kianna Jacobs began the rally with a basket, then Whitney Rohrbach hit a 3-pointer to pull the Eagles within 55-54.

Three Rivers committed a turnover. Friday Chuol of Kirkwood was fouled and missed both free throws, but Rohrbach grabbed an offensive rebound and fed Jacobs for a basket and a 56-55 edge with 25 seconds remaining.

Three Rivers held the ball for the last shot and Wright got loose for the layup and the victory.

Jacobs and Rohrbach scored 14 points apiece for Kirkwood (4-2). Rohrbach made four 3-pointers. Bianca Dufelmeier grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Eagles hurt themselves at the foul line, making only 13 of 27.

Four players scored eight points apiece for Three Rivers (6-1).

Kirkwood hosts the touring South Australia Institute of Sports team Tuesday night at 5:30.

KIRKWOOD (56): Williams 0 2-2 2, Fallon 1 0-0 3, Hobbs 0 0-0 0, Dufelmeier 3 2-3 8, Gray 0 0-0 0, Jacobs 5 4-8 14, Rohrbach 4 2-4 14, Fitzpatrick 2 3-4 7, Faber 0 0-0 0, Henderson 0 0-2 0, Tow 1 0-0 2, Chambers 0 0-2 0, Chuol 3 0-2 6. Totals 19 13-27 56.

THREE RIVERS (57): Scott 0 0-0 0, Overton 3 1-2 7, Hutsell 0 0-0 0, Wright 3 2-2 8, Bollman 4 0-0 8, Welker 2 4-4 8, Goodrum 1 2-2 5, Vogt 2 3-7 7, Rice 2 0-1 6, Porter 3 2-3 8. Totals 20 14-21 57.

Halftime - Kirkwood 34, Three Rivers 32. 3-point goals - Kirkwood 5 (Rohrbach 4, Fallon 1), Three Rivers 3 (Rice 2, Goodrum 1).

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 November 2012 23:23

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