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No. 10 KCC softball splits twinbill

MIAMI, Okla. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood softball split a doubleheader  Saturday with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Oklahoma.

The Eagles dropped the opener, 11-3, in five innings, but responded  with a 14-6 victory in the nightcap in five innings.

The split left Kirkwood at 8-3 for the campaign. Northeastern Oklahoma  A&M is 8-4.

London Jackson hit a home run and drove in all three runs for Kirkwood  in the 11-3 loss in Game 1. Shelby Hulsebus went 2-for-3.

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2020 13:04

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No. 10 Eagles split in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The 10th-ranked Kirkwood softball team split a  doubleheader with Kansas City Community College Friday.

Isabelle True pitched a strong game as the Eagles topped Kansas City,  10-2, in the opener. She allowed only two earned runs on five hits.

Sydney Albaugh went 2-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs in the  victory. Courtney Harris was 3-for-3, scored twice and had three  stolen bases. Shelby Hulsebus was 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot and  scored two runs. Autum Barthelman was 2-for-4 and scored twice. Angie  Gorkow had two RBIs.

Gorkow and Albaugh had RBIs for Kirkwood in a 6-3 loss in the nightcap.

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No. 12 NIACC ousts No. 9 Eagles at buzzer

Luke Appel and Niko Gosnell, a pair of big men with big goals this  season, sat on a bench in the hallway outside the Kirkwood locker room  Thursday night and cried after an excruciating loss ended their season.

Gosnell put his hand on Appel's shoulder, trying to console his buddy,  and they finally got up and disappeared inside, no doubt to shed a few  more tears.

Kirkwood's goal of winning back-to-back national titles ended in the  regional semifinals at Johnson Hall, but not for lack of effort or  emotion.

Deundra Roberson hit a shot near the basket as time expired to snap a  74-74 tie and give 12th-ranked NIACC a devastating 76-74 victory over  No. 9 Kirkwood in a tense battle  marred by 45 fouls in 40 minutes of  basketball.

NIACC (25-6) will face fifth-ranked DMACC (28-4) in the regional  finals Saturday for a spot in the NJCAA Division II national  tournament. That's where Kirkwood desperately wanted to be, but the  Eagles had to settle for a 24-6 final mark.

The tears flowed in abundance.

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No. 4 KCC women sail in regional opener

The fourth-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team crushed DMACC,  74-33, in the quarterfinals of the regional tournament at Johnson Hall  Wednesday night.

Kirkwood (28-3) will face Southeastern (19-12) in the semifinals  Saturday at 3 p.m. in Mason City. Top-ranked NIACC (30-1) will play  Iowa Lakes (19-10) in the other semifinal, with the regional finals  Sunday at 1 p.m. in Mason City.

Paige Bradford collected 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists and  two blocks for Kirkwood. Kemara Watson chipped in with 12 points.

Jada Powell scored 11 points for DMACC (10-20).

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No. 9 Eagles cruise in regional opener

Devonte Thedford scored 24 points Tuesday night as the ninth-ranked  Kirkwood Eagles defeated Little Priest Tribal College, 96-57, in the  quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division II regional at Johnson Hall.

Kirkwood (24-5) will host No. 12 NIACC (24-6) in the semifinals  Thursday at 7 p.m.

Thedford shot 6-for-8 from the field and was 11-for-12 at the foul  line for the Eagles. DJ Purnell collected a double-double with 14  points and 11 rebounds. Niko Gosnell added 11 points for the winners.

Kirkwood shot a sizzling 92.3 percent at the foul line, making 36 of 39.

Reynald Laurent scored 20 points for Little Priest Tribal College (6-20).

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