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Kirkwood Womens Basketball

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

NIACC surprises No. 3 Eagles

Sophomore day is usually a day of celebration.

That was what was expected Saturday as the Kirkwood women's basketball team closed out its regular season against NIACC at Johnson Hall.

Six Eagles were honored before playing their final regular-season home game and the next step was to go out and finish a perfect run through the ICCAC schedule.

However, the visiting Trojans had other ideas. They built an eight-point lead in the third quarter, then got the benefit of a controversial intentional foul call in the final seconds to shock the No. 3 Eagles, 60-57.

Kirkwood (26-5, 13-1) had already clinched an outright conference title and the top seed in the upcoming regional tournament. The victory clinched the No. 2 seed for NIACC (19-10, 11-3).

Kirkwood will host Ellsworth in the opening round of the regional tournament Tuesday night.

Eagles Coach Kim Muhl felt bad for sophomores Casey Miles, A.J. Downs, Addie Oberman, Caitlin Sudduth, Cyerra Hutchins and Madison Wood who had a rough day collectively as a group.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2016 21:45

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Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 3 Kirkwood women rip Ellsworth

IOWA FALLS - Deleyah Harris scored 15 points and collected five assists Wednesday night as the third-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team strolled by Ellsworth, 80-28, in a junior college basketball game at Iowa Falls.

Cyerra Hutchins scored 14 points for the Eagles (26-4, 13-0). A.J. Downs and Mesha Wheatly added 11 points apiece and Addie Oberman had 10 points.

Rylee Voss and Madison Wood grabbed nine rebounds for Kirkwood. Ariana Dampier had five assists.

Ellsworth fell to 3-24 overall and 0-13 in the league.

KIRKWOOD (80): Harris 5 3-4 15, Lemons 0 1-2 1, Miles 1 0-0 2, Downs 5 0-0 11, Wheatly 5 1-1 11, Oberman 4 0-0 10, Sudduth 0 0-0 0, Voss 0 0-0 0, Hutchins 5 2-2 14, Dampier 2 1-2 5, Jennings 3 1-2 7, Wood 1 2-4 4. Totals 24 11-17 80.

3-point goals - Kirkwood 7 (Harris 2, Oberman 2, Hutchins 2, Downs 1).

 

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

'Relaxed' Hutchins helps Eagles clinch title

Cyerra Hutchins is admittedly hard on herself.

The Kirkwood sophomore has struggled in recent games and it was weighing on the former Prairie standout.

"She was due," Kirkwood coach Kim Muhl said. "We had a talk today about sophomoreitis. I think she was worried about some things and today she just went out and played."

Play she did. Hutchins netted a game-high 23 points, hitting 8-of-10 from the field, including all three of her 3-point attempts, as the Eagles blitzed Iowa Central, 88-51, on Saturday at Johnson Hall.

The win not only moved the No. 4 Eagles to 25-4 overall, 12-0 in the ICCAC, but secured yet another outright regular-season league championship and the top seed for the upcoming conference tournament.

Hutchins said the talk with her coach was beneficial.

"Coach just told me to go out and have some fun today," Hutchins said. "I just went out there and tried to do that. I was able to get the ball to our post players and they did a great job of finding me for open shots."

Hutchins was also on her game defensively, as were all the Eagles. She had four steals and five defensive rebounds. Kirkwood led just 34-28 late in the first half, but went on a 9-0 run to end the half and an 8-0 start to the third quarter to put the game away.

Muhl credited the defense for Kirkwood's success on Saturday.

"This is the best they've played defensively all season," Muhl said. "Our defense was good. It can wear on you. I like the way we played."

Caitlin Sudduth added 14 points for Kirkwood. Madison Wood added eight points and 10 rebounds.

Despite his many league titles since coming to Kirkwood in 1989, Muhl doesn't take them for granted.

"No, no it never gets old because it is too hard to get them," Muhl said.
"It's hard to go through this league and stay healthy. To be the No. 1 seed is really nice."

Hutchins said the team has its sights set on the national tournament.

"That's been our goal," she said. "This team has so many good players. If we play like we did today, we are a tough team to beat."

Tangy Wiseman led Iowa Central (14-6, 8-4) with 12 points. Former Cedar Rapids Washington player Jazz Royster started for Iowa Central, scoring seven points.

IOWA CENTRAL (51): Stumpf 1 0-0 2, Wiseman 3 3-3 11, Royster 2 2-2 7, Yung 0 2-5 2, Mericle 4 2-3 10, Anaya 0 0-0 0, Morgan 0 1-2 1, Kortan 1 0-0 2, Graffunder 0 0-0 0, Sillman 3 0-0 8, Altman 2 4-6 8. Totals: 16 14-21 51.

KIRKWOOD (88): Harris 3 1-2 7, Miles 2 0-0 5, Sudduth 5 3-4 14, Hutchins 8 4-5 23, Wood 3 2-3 8, Lemons 3 3-3 8, Downs 1 0-0 2, Wheatly 2 1-2 5, Oberman 3 2-3 8, Voss 1 0-0 2, Dampier 0 2-2 2, Jennings 2 0-0 4. Totals: 33 15-20 88.

Halftime – Kirkwood 43, Iowa Central 48. 3-point goals – Iowa Central 5 (Wiseman 2, Royster, Sillman 2). Kirkwood 7 (Miles, Sudduth, Hutchins 3, Oberman 2). Total fouls – Iowa Central 13, Kirkwood 24. Fouled out – Harris. Technical fouls – none.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 February 2016 07:24
   

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 4 Kirkwood women clinch tie for title

KEOKUK - The fourth-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team clinched at least a tie for the ICCAC conference title Wednesday night by defeating Southeastern, 70-56, in a junior college game in Keokuk.

The Eagles raised their records to 24-4 overall and 11-0 in the conference. They own a three-game lead in the conference standings with three games left in the regular season.

The Eagles can wrap up the outright title by beating Iowa Central Saturday at Johnson Hall.

Amber Lemons topped a balanced attack for Kirkwood Wednesday with 11 points. Casey Miles scored 10.

KIRKWOOD (70): Harris 2 5-6 9, Lemons 5 1-2 11, Miles 4 0-1 10, Downs 2 0-0 4, Wheatly 0 0-0 0, Oberman 2 0-0 6, Sudduth 2 1-1 5, Voss 0 1-4 1, Hutchins 1 1-2 3, Dampier 2 3-5 7, Jennings 2 1-2 5, Wood 4 1-2 9. Totals 26 14-25 70.

3-point goals - Kirkwood 4 (Miles 2, Oberman 2).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 February 2016 22:07
 

Kirkwood - Womens Basketball

No. 4 Eagles cruise past SWCC

Madison Wood and Mesha Wheatley each scored 15 points as No. 4 Kirkwood rolled to an 87-42 ICCAC win over Southwestern on Saturday at Johnson Hall.

Caitlin Sudduth added 10 for the Eagles (23-4, 10-0).

Julainie Carter led the Spartans (7-15, 1-9) with 12 points

SOUTHWESTERN (42): Alford 1 0-0 3, M. Carter 0 2-4 2, J. Carter 4 1-1 12, Wilson 1 2-4 4, Bronner 0 0-0 0, Sams 1 0-0 3, Schluter 3 0-0 9, Reifert 1 1-2 3, Slack 1 2-2 4, Fountain 1 0-2 2. Totals 13 8-15 42.

KIRKWOOD (87): Lemons 4 3-5 11, Miles 2 0-0 5, Downs 2 0-0 4, Wheatly 6 2-5 15, Oberman 2 0-0 6, Sudduth 3 2-2 10, Voss 1 0-0 2, Harris 3 0-0 8, Hutchins 3 0-0 6, Jennings 2 2-2 6, Wood 6 2-2 14. Totals 34 11-16 87.

Halftime: Kirkwood 41, Southwestern 25. 3-point goals: Southwestern 7 (Alford, Carter 3, Schluter 3). Kirkwood 8 (Miles, Wheatly, Oberman 2, Sudduth 2, Harris 2).

   
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