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Women win again

By Keith Norem
On February 22, 2016

No.4 Amber Lemons scores in 87-42 to run the team's winning streak to nine. Photo by Keith Norem.

The Kirkwood Community College women’s basketball team had its “Pink Out” day Feb. 13 in Johnson Hall where they hosted the Southwestern CC conference foes.  

The Eagles grounded the Spartans with assault in all facets of the game.  The Eagles shot higher percentages from the three-point line, the free throw line, the two-point area and the paint.  The women out rebounded, forced more turnovers and scored more points inside the paint and the free throw line.

This is the reason for the 87-42 beat down that the “Pretty in Pink” women dished out.  Madison Wood and Mesha Wheatley each scored 15 points in the contest and Caitlin Sudduth added 10.  This makes 10 straight victories for the fourth ranked team in the nation.  The ladies are on a hot streak, which includes only one defeat since November. 

As the women enter the last two weeks of conference play they will compete against Iowa Central Community College on Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in Johnson Hall. The team will travel to Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls on Feb. 24 before playing the final home game of the season against North Iowa Area Community College on Feb. 27.    

This is the time of year that coaches push their teams to start peaking.  The goal of each team is to climax at tournament time. If this is the case then Coach Kim Muhr must be pressing all the right buttons. The eagles have rattled off nine straight victories, and have won 17 or their last 18 games.

They started the year with heavy competition losing their first two games by  a total of five points. There might have been a risk of a team losing their confidence, but not these eagles.  They learned to fight together until the last whistle. 

Casey Miles said that she is proud to be in this band of sisters. She added that each of her teammates will fight for everything they can get and never relax.  

She also said the team will fight the entire game whether we are up by 30 or down by 30 we just fight.  

Casey also stated that they are taught that it is wise to seek humility. One can learn a lot from mistakes and failures if one remembers what is important.

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