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Basketball achieves double victory

Eagles score big to finish regular season

By Denise Kassis & Jay Stewart
On March 8, 2017

The Kirkwood Community College’s men’s and women’s basketball teams achieved a double knock out against NIACC on March 1. 

Both teams defeated NIACC earlier in the season. The men’s team won 81-63 and the women’s team defeated NIACC by 93-81. 

No. 3 Deleyah Harris goes up for the shot on

Miles Wentzien scored a total of 28 points and got 6 rebounds. Byron Harp scored 12 points with 4 rebounds, while Chris King scored 10 and got 4 assists. Ethan Meeker and Shakur Triplett scored 7 points each. 

Guard Carlo Marble  stated, “I thought that we came out slow at first but we picked it up the second half. I’m glad we were able to get Miles back, he had a great game. We just need to keep it rolling into regionals.” 

No. 10 Miles Wentzien goes up for the
layup against NIACC on March 1.

In the women’s game, Simone Goods scored 26 points and brought down 9 rebounds, Deleyah Harris had 21 points and 11 boards, Tayana Wilson scored 13 and gave Kirkwood 6 assists, Olivia Usher scored 10 and Shaneequah Watkins scored 7 points.

The women’s basketball team headed into postseason at 30-0. According to the official site of Kirkwood Eagles, Goods scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds on the Saturday game against Iowa Lakes with a final score of 98-59.

Both teams prepared to take on the first round of the Regional tournament on March 7. The men’s basketball team went against No. 7 team NIACC and won, 78-71. The women’s team competed against Ellsworth and brought home the win by a final score of 72-48.


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