Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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No. 1 Kirkwood women now 23-0

The top-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team has reached the  midpoint of the conference race with a perfect record.

If the Eagles sweep the landscape again in the second half of the  ICCAC campaign, they'll finish the regular season at 30-0 overall and 14-0 in the conference.

Kirkwood smashed Iowa Lakes, 92-43, Saturday afternoon with another dominating performance at Johnson Hall.

Deleyah Harris led the Eagles (23-0, 7-0) with 19 points and six  rebounds. Simone Goods collected a double-double with 15 points and 11  rebounds.

Shaneequah Watkins pitched in with 10 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Christmas Puok tallied 10 points in 10 minutes off the bench.

Kirkwood led 50-19 at halftime.

The Eagles had their biggest scare of the season Wednesday night when  they beat NIACC, 71-65, on the road, but all of their other conference victories have been blowouts.

Lauryn Smith scored 18 points for Iowa Lakes (8-14, 1-6).

IOWA LAKES (43): Ruiz 1 0-0 2, Smith 7 1-2 18, Benally 1 0-0 3,  Wassink 0 1-4 1, Ntor-Ue 3 -4 9, Garcia 0 0-0 0, Ibarra 1 0-0 2,  Hoeppner 0 0-0 0, Wesley 0 0-0 0, Trickel 0 0-0 0 Dunivant 3 0-0 8.  Totals 16 5-10 43.

KIRKWOOD (92): Harris 8 2-2 19, T.Wilson 0 0-0 0, Watkins 4 2-4 10,  Goods 6 3-4 15, Usher 2 0-0 4, Puok 4 2-2 10, Hedges 0 0-0 0, Axcell 2  0-0 6, Ajak 2 3-5 7, Taylor 0 0-0 0, Voss 1 0-0 2, Cotton 4 0-0 8,  C.Wilson 2 2-2 6, Achenbach 2 1-2 5. Totals 37 15-21 92.

Halftime - Kirkwood 50, Iowa Lakes 19. 3-point goals - Iowa Lakes 6  (Smith 3, Dunivant 2, Benally 1), Kirkwood 3 (Axcell 2, Harris 1).

 

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