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Eagles punch their ticket to Nationals

By Keith Norem
On March 7, 2016

The Kirkwood Community College men’s basketball team overcame a slow start to hammer Iowa Lakes Community College, claim the regional championship and punch their ticket to the national tournament.

ILCC came out and controlled most of the first half keeping the Eagles at bay but with four minutes left in the first half the Kirkwood men finally took a one-point lead and it was a lead that was not relinquished the rest of the game.

The half time score was close with the Eagles claiming a four-point lead. In the first five minutes of the second half they extended that lead to 11 points and ILCC never got any closer. The final score was 80-64.

The fans stormed the court after the game to envelope the team and celebrate with them. Two of the team members were voted to the all-tournament team including Hunter Rhoades and Cristen Wilson and the MVP of the regionals was Nick Richards.

There was a lot to celebrate as a team as the team cut down the net, which is a tradition for the champions. The celebration will have to be short-lived as the Eagles will need to prepare for the upcoming national tournament that starts next week.

The Kirkwood Eagles will roll into the tournament ranked number six in the nation according to the latest NJCAA rankings.

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