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Mount Mercy stung by Bees

DAVENPORT - The Mount Mercy men's basketball team suffered its first  loss of the season Wednesday night with an 80-65 setback to St.  Ambrose in Davenport.

The Mustangs, normally a good-shooting team, were only 5 for 27 on  3-pointers for 18.5 percent from distance.

RoyShawn Webb hit 8 of 11 shots from the field and led Mount Mercy  (3-1) with 19 points. Keishun Thomas scored 10 points and Davion  Watson grabbed 12 rebounds.

Isaiah Harvey scored 19 points for St. Ambrose (4-1).

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Mustangs spiked by Grand View

DES MOINES - The Mount Mercy women's volleyball team was swept by  11th-ranked Grand View, 25-23, 25-21, 25-12, in the semifinals of the  Heart of America Conference tournament in Des Moines Wednesday night.

The Mustangs finished the season with a 21-12 record.

Grand View (28-9) will meet Central Methodist (29-3) in the conference  championship match Saturday.

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KCC volleyball draws No. 9 seed for nationals

The Kirkwood women's volleyball team will face Illinois Central in the  opening round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament on  Thursday, Nov. 21 at 12 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center in  Charleston, W.Va.

Kirkwood (26-14) is the No. 9 seed in the 16-team tournament and  Illinois Central (33-10) is the No. 8 seed.

Illinois Central trimmed the Eagles, 3-2, in their only meeting this  season Sept. 20 at Illinois Central.

If Kirkwood defeats Illinois Central, the Eagles would face Parkland  or Mercyhurst North East in the quarterfinals next Thursday at 6:30  p.m. If Kirkwood loses to Illinois Central, the Eagles would meet the  Parkland-Mercyhurst loser on Friday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m.

Kirkwood finished fourth at the national tournament last year.

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KCC volleyball team headed to nationals

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The Kirkwood women's volleyball team is headed  back to the NJCAA Division II national tournament in West Virginia.

The 14th-ranked Eagles swept Metropolitan Community College, 25-17,  25-20, 25-23, in the district finals Saturday to continue their  postseason surge.

Kirkwood (26-14) advances to the national tournament at the Charleston  Civic Center in Charlestown, W.Va., Nov, 21-23. The Eagles finished  fourth at nationals last year and will be making their sixth trip to  the national tournament in 15 years under Coach Jill Williams.

Anna Gorsich sparked Kirkwood with 13 kills against Metropolitan  (13-24). Peyton Brokovich and Abbie Ericson had nine kills. Aubrin  Dittmer and Taylor Carey contributed five kills in the sweep.

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No. 2 Eagles thump No. 1 Kansas City

The showdown between Kirkwood and Kansas City Community College for  bragging rights in NJCAA women's basketball Saturday wasn't much of a  showdown at all.

It was a beat-down.

The second-ranked Kirkwood Eagles scored the first 19 points of the  game and dumped top-ranked Kansas City, 70-50, in the second round of  the Kirkwood Classic at Johnson Hall.

The Eagles (4-0) blanked Kansas City for the first 5 1/2 minutes of  the game while grabbing their 19-0 advantage.

Kirkwood built a 24-point lead at 38-14 midway through the second  quarter. Kansas City rallied and pulled within 10 points at halftime,  44-34, but the Eagles outscored Kansas City 26-16 in the second half  for the comfortable 20-point victory.

Amara Lipsey and Marissa Metz scored 11 points apiece in a balanced  attack for Kirkwood. Paige Bradford, Ju Gaston and Natalie Tomaszewski  contributed 10 points apiece as five Eagles reached double figures.

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