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Eagles bounced by NIACC in regional finals

MASON CITY - Kirkwood's bid to reach the national tournament ended  quickly Sunday afternoon.

Top-ranked NIACC raced to a 21-point lead in the first quarter and  bounced the fourth-ranked Eagles, 95-73, in the regional finals to  claim a spot in the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

Kirkwood finished the season with a 29-4 record, with three of the  losses to NIACC. The Trojans head to nationals with a 32-1 mark.

NIACC tossed in 19 3-pointers in 40 attempts. Kelci Hale hit six  triples and scored 24 points. Andrea Gray made five 3-pointers and  netted 23.

NIACC led 31-10 after the first quarter and enjoyed 52-37 advantage at  halftime.


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