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Kirkwood Womens Basketball

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 1 KCC women crush No. 7 DMACC

BOONE - The top-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team crushed  seventh-ranked DMACC, 90-53, in a conference game Saturday afternoon  in Boone.

The Eagles raised their impeccable records to 19-0 overall and 3-0 in  the league with another lopsided victory.

Simone Goods led the scoring parade for Kirkwood with 17 points.  Shaneequah Watkins scored 16 points, Megan Axcell 11 and Deleyah Harris 10.

KIRKWOOD (90): Harris 4 2-4 10, T.Wilson 4 0-0 9, Puok 0 0-0 0, Hedges  0 0-0 0, Axcell 4 0-0 11, Ajak 4 0-0 8, Taylor 1 0-0 2, Watkins 6 3-3  16, Voss 1 0-0 2, Cotton 3 0-0 7, C.Wilson 0 0-0 0, Goods 7 3-3 17,  Usher 3 0-0 8. Totals 37 8-10 90.

3-point goals - Kirkwood 8 (Axcell 3, Usher 2, T.Wilson 1, Watkins 1,  Cotton 1).


Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

Goods finds right fit with No. 1 Eagles

When Simone Goods decided to leave Western Kentucky last season after  one year with the Hilltoppers, she reached out to a former high school teammate from Omaha to talk about life and basketball.

That former high school teammate was her "best friend," Deleyah  Harris, who spent last season playing for the Kirkwood Eagles.

During their conversations, they talked about the possibility of Goods  joining Harris in Cedar Rapids.

"We just talked about it and said, 'What if?," Goods related Wednesday  night. "It kind of just happened."

"What if?" has turned into "Wow!" for Goods and Harris as two of the  stars for the top-ranked junior college basketball team in the country.

Goods scored 19 points Wednesday and Harris collected a double-double  with 11 points, 11 rebounds and six steals as the Eagles topped  Ellsworth, 68-44, for their 18th straight victory.

Goods is a powerful 6-foot-2 center who also has good skills on the  perimeter. Harris is a 5-foot-9 guard who can do just about anything  on the floor.

They starred at Omaha Benson High School, where they went 26-1 as  seniors in 2015, and now they are 18-0 as teammates again at Kirkwood.  They also played together on the AAU circuit in high school.



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.



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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