Sunday, March 01, 2015
SATURDAY'S SCOREBOARD - USHL: Muskegon 4, RoughRiders 1 ... WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: MCC Tournament Semifinals - Mount Mercy 71, Grand View 51 ... Regular Season - Kirkwood 63, Iowa Central 48 ... MEN'S BASKETBALL: Regular Season - Kirkwood 95, Iowa Central 45 ... COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Coe 7, Wisconsin La Crosse 2 ... Coe 5, Gustavus Adolphus 2 ... MEN'S TENNIS - Coe 9, Kalamazoo 0 ... WOMEN'S TENNIS - Coe 5, Kalamazoo 4 ...
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Saints race into 3A substate finals

The question facing the Xavier boys coaching staff before their Class 3A district final Thursday night with underdog Solon was whether the Spartans would try to hold down the score or stick with their normal up-tempo offense.

You could almost see the Saints players’ eyes light up when it became clear from the start that the quick and aggressive guys from Solon were going to try to match them point for point.

So it was run-and-gun all night for both teams up and down the Kennedy gym.

As well as they played, though, the Spartans were no match for the hot-shooting Saints in their near-perfect 88-57 runaway rout.

“In our offense, we run quite a few set plays,” noted senior swingman Calvin Winker, one of four Saints in double figures. "And tonight, we scored on about every single one of them. We were really clicking.”


Coe falls to Dubuque without Timm

Injuries are a tough part of sports, but it's too bad the Coe Kohawks cannot hit the rewind button and play Dubuque in the Iowa Conference men's basketball tournament with Jake Timm on the court.

The Kohawks lost to Dubuque, 71-59, in the semifinals of the IIAC tournament at Eby Fieldhouse Thursday night with their point guard and floor leader sitting at the end of the bench with a sprained ankle.


Coe women fall at Luther, 89-82

DECORAH - The Coe women's basketball team put 82 points on the board Thursday night and had six players in double figures, but it wasn't enough in the semifinals of the Iowa Conference tournament.

The Kohawks lost to Luther, 89-82, and finished the season with an 18-9 record.

Coe fell behind by 16 points in the second half and was never able to catch up. The Kohawks pulled within seven points in the final minute on 3-pointers by Courteney McCrary and Mickey Hansche, but ran out of time.

Megan Hayes led Coe with 19 points. Aleena Hobbs scored 17. Hansche finished with 11. Jenna Lehman, McCrary and Ashley Stulken had 10 points apiece.

Meagan Koepnick poured in 22 points for Luther (21-5). Anna Madrigal and Morgan Lonning scored 19 apiece. Kylie Romeo added 11.

Hansche finished the season with 80 3-pointers for Coe, breaking the single-season mark set by Kayla Lincoln during the 2010-11 campaign. Hobbs set a school record by making 111 free throws this season.



Kirkwood women clinch tie for title

BOONE - The seventh-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team topped DMACC, 85-67, Thursday night and clinched at least a tie for the ICCAC conference title.

The Eagles (24-5, 12-1) have a one-game lead over NIACC heading into the final game of the regular and can win the outright championship by defeating Iowa Central Saturday afternoon at Johnson Hall.

Taylor Silva played a strong all-around game for Kirkwood with nine points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and four steals.

Cassidy Clark topped a balanced scoring attack with 13 points. Ariel Sneed and Kirsten Larson scored 11 points apiece. A.J. Downs and Peyton Bockholt had 10 points apiece.


Kirkwood men lose showdown to DMACC

BOONE - The Kirkwood men's basketball team will have to settle for second place in the ICCAC conference this season after losing to DMACC, 66-60, in a showdown for the league title Thursday night.

The Eagles (22-6, 8-3) needed a victory to pull into a tie with DMACC (24-4, 10-1) with one game left in the regular season. Instead, the second-ranked Bears now own a two-game lead over the eighth-ranked Eagles and cannot be caught.

DMACC will be the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament and Kirkwood will be the No. 2 seed. If they both reach the tournament finals, the game would be played on DMACC's home court in Boone.

Matt Lassen pumped in six 3-pointers and scored 22 points for Kirkwood. Ajay Lawton hit three triples and scored 20 points, but the rest of the club combined for only 18 points.


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Metro Schedule


Sunday, Feb. 22 Friday, Feb. 27
USHL: RoughRiders 1, Dubuque 0 USHL: RoughRiders 3, Muskegon 2
WTEN: Truman State 5, Coe 4 BBB: 4A Substate Semifinal: Linn- Mar 66, Waterloo West 45

BBB: 4A Substate Semifinal: Kennedy 71, Cedar Falls 55

BBB: 4A Substate Semifinal: Iowa City West 84, Prairie 56
Monday, Feb. 23 BBB: 4A Substate Semifinal: Washington 62, Burlington 39
BBB: 3A District Semifinal: Xavier 74, Benton Community 44 MBB: Mount Mercy 72, Grand View 61
BBB: 3A District Semifinal: Solon 42, Marion 32 CSB: Kirkwood 17, Riverland 0;  Kirkwood 25, Rochester 1
BBB: 4A Substate Quarterfinal: Prairie 60, Jefferson 51

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Saturday, Feb. 28
GBB: 4A Regional Final: Waverly-Shell Rock 46, Marion 32 USHL: Muskegon 4, RoughRiders 1
GBB: 4A Regional Final: Xavier 65, Davenport North 52 WBB: Kirkwood 63, Iowa Central 48
GBB: 5A Regional Final: Southeast Polk 56, Linn-Mar 45 WBB: MCC Tournament Semifinals: Mount Mercy 71, Grand View 51
GBB: 5A Regional Final: Cedar Falls 51, Kennedy 49 MBB: Kirkwood 95, Iowa Central 45
B/G BOWL: Class 2A State Tournament at Des Moines MTEN: Coe 9, Kalamazoo 0
WBB: Iowa Conference Tournament: Coe 70, Simpson 64 WTEN: Coe 5, Kalamazoo 4

CBSB: Kirkwood at St. Louis CC (2), ppd
Wednesday Feb. 25 CBSB: Coe vs. Greenville at St. Louis, cancelled
B/G BOWL: Class 3A State Tournament at Des Moines CBSB: Mount Mercy at Tabor College (2), cancelled
WBB: Kirkwood at DMACC, ppd. to 2/26 CSB: Coe 7, Wisconsin La Crosse 2; Coe 5, Gustavus Adolphus 2

MBB: Kirkwood at DMACC, ppd to 2/26

M/WTRK: Iowa Conference Meet at Waverly

CWRST: NCAA Division III Regional at Dubuque
Thursday, Feb. 26

BBB: 3A District Final: Xavier 88, Solon 57

Sunday March 1
WBB: MCC Tournament Quarterfinals: Mount Mercy 64, Viterbo 52 MBB: MCC Tournament Final: William Penn at Mount Mercy, 6 p.m.
WBB: Iowa Conference Tournament Semifinals: Luther 89, Coe 82 CBSB: Kirkwood at Southwestern Illinois (2), cancelled
WBB:  Kirkwood 85, DMACC 67 CBSB: Mount Mercy at Tabor College (2), cancelled
MBB: Iowa Conference Tournament Semifinals: Dubuque 71, Coe 59 CBSB: Coe at Washington U (St. Louis) (2), cancelled
MBB: DMACC 66, Kirkwood 60






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