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Kirkwood women lose on late layup

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SEDALIA, Mo. - Macy Wright made a layup with two seconds left Saturday as Three Rivers nipped Kirkwood, 57-56, in the second round of the State Fair Classic women's basketball tournament.

Kirkwood trailed, 55-49, with 1:50 left but scored seven straight points to grab a 56-55 advantage.

Kianna Jacobs began the rally with a basket, then Whitney Rohrbach hit a 3-pointer to pull the Eagles within 55-54.

Three Rivers committed a turnover. Friday Chuol of Kirkwood was fouled and missed both free throws, but Rohrbach grabbed an offensive rebound and fed Jacobs for a basket and a 56-55 edge with 25 seconds remaining.

Three Rivers held the ball for the last shot and Wright got loose for the layup and the victory.

Jacobs and Rohrbach scored 14 points apiece for Kirkwood (4-2). Rohrbach made four 3-pointers. Bianca Dufelmeier grabbed 10 rebounds.

The Eagles hurt themselves at the foul line, making only 13 of 27.

Four players scored eight points apiece for Three Rivers (6-1).

Kirkwood hosts the touring South Australia Institute of Sports team Tuesday night at 5:30.

KIRKWOOD (56): Williams 0 2-2 2, Fallon 1 0-0 3, Hobbs 0 0-0 0, Dufelmeier 3 2-3 8, Gray 0 0-0 0, Jacobs 5 4-8 14, Rohrbach 4 2-4 14, Fitzpatrick 2 3-4 7, Faber 0 0-0 0, Henderson 0 0-2 0, Tow 1 0-0 2, Chambers 0 0-2 0, Chuol 3 0-2 6. Totals 19 13-27 56.

THREE RIVERS (57): Scott 0 0-0 0, Overton 3 1-2 7, Hutsell 0 0-0 0, Wright 3 2-2 8, Bollman 4 0-0 8, Welker 2 4-4 8, Goodrum 1 2-2 5, Vogt 2 3-7 7, Rice 2 0-1 6, Porter 3 2-3 8. Totals 20 14-21 57.

Halftime - Kirkwood 34, Three Rivers 32. 3-point goals - Kirkwood 5 (Rohrbach 4, Fallon 1), Three Rivers 3 (Rice 2, Goodrum 1).

 
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