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No. 2 KCC women bounce Vincennes

SEDALIA, Mo. - The second-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team  topped Vincennes, 61-43, in the second round of the McDonald's Classic  Saturday.

Kamara Watson and Ju Gaston led a balanced attack for the Eagles (2-0)  with 10 points apiece. Kirkwood led by 24 points early in the fourth  quarter and coasted to victory.

Nine players scored for the Eagles and seven players hit a 3-pointer.

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Eagles roll into regional finals

FORT DODGE - The Kirkwood Eagles swept DMACC, 27-25, 25-14, 25-13, in  the semifinals of the Region XI-A women's volleyball tournament  Saturday in Fort Dodge.

The 19th-ranked Eagles (24-14) will face eighth-ranked Iowa Central  (33-5) in the regional finals Sunday on Iowa Central's home court.  Kirkwood defeated Iowa Central, 3-2, during the regular season at  Johnson Hall in Cedar Rapids.

Kirkwood is the No. 4 seed in the regional and Iowa Central is the No. 1 seed.

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Mustangs spike Peru for 20th win

PERU, Neb. - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team swept Peru State,  25-23, 25-23, 25-13, Saturday in the final match of their regular  season.

The Mustangs raised their records to 20-11 overall and 10-8 in the  Heart of America Conference. Mount Mercy will play in the league  tournament Nov. 9 in the quarterfinals.

Madelyn Orton collected 17 kills and Maddie Bell had 12 Saturday.  Kayla Daggett dished out 31 assists.

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No. 1 Eagles claim opener for Sandquist

WEST BURLINGTON - The top-ranked Kirkwood men's basketball team  defeated Illinois Central, 87-68, in the season opener Friday night to  give Tim Sandquist his first victory as head coach at the SCC Classic  in West Burlington.

Devonte Thedford led the Eagles with 17 points and five assists for  the defending NJCAA Division II national champions. Seybian Sims and  Jamal Stevenson netted 12 points apiece for Kirkwood. Newcomer DJ  Purnell contributed 10 points and eight rebounds.

Griffen Clark and Stephenson were both 3-for-4 on 3-pointers. Niko  Gosnell blocked three shots for Kirkwood.

Fred Cottrell led Illinois Central with 16 points.

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No. 2 KCC women hold off Butler

SEDALIA, Mo. - The second-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team made  six straight free throws in the final minute Friday to trim Butler  Community College, 67-59, in the season opener at the State Fair  Classic.

The Eagles were clinging to a 61-59 lead with 37 seconds remaining  when they began their successful march to the foul line to secure the  victory.

Amara Lipsey hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points to lead a  balanced attack for Kirkwood. Paige Bradford, Marissa Metz and Kortney  Drake scored eight points apiece.

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