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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Manego, Hunter help Kirkwood nip Dakota

ROSEMOUNT, Minn. - Shaun Manego came off the bench to score 14 points Saturday as Kirkwood trimmed Dakota Tech, 46-44, in a junior college men's basketball game.

Kevin Hunter contributed 12 points for the Eagles (14-11).

Chris McMorris led Dakota Tech (15-10) with 15 points.



NIACC rally stuns Kirkwood men

MASON CITY - NIACC scored the last nine points of the game and stunned Kirkwood, 85-80, Wednesday night in junior college men's basketball.

Kirkwood (13-11, 5-4) held an 80-76 lead with just under three minutes to play before NIACC went on its winning run.

Kasey Semler led Kirkwood with 25 points that included four 3-pointers in the first 3:26 of the second half that helped the Eagles erase a 43-37 halftime deficit.



No.3 Kirkwood women win 14th straight

MASON CITY - Kianna Jacobs collected 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists Wednesday as third-ranked Kirkwood knocked off NIACC, 77-57, for its 14th victory in a row.

Alexis Fitzpatrick topped the Eagles (22-3, 11-0) with 16 points. Friday Chuol pitched in 14 points. Bianca Dufelmeier and Whitney Henderson had 12 points apiece.

Kirkwood's five post players combined to shoot 20 of 32 from the field for 43 points with Jacobs, Chuol, Henderson, Krissi Tow and Haley Faber sharing the chores.



Faber helps No.3 Eagles belt Ellsworth

Haley Faber took a little good-natured teasing from her teammates Saturday afternoon as she chatted with a reporter.

Faber had just helped No.3 Kirkwood pound Ellsworth, 78-42, with a nice flurry in the second half, but the 6-foot freshman has rarely been interviewed this year as she's adjusted to life as a reserve with modest stats.

That led to the teasing as teammates reached for their cell-phone cameras to capture the moment of Faber talking about her role on the team.

It was a good role Saturday as Faber scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots in just 10 minutes of action.



Semler sparkles as Eagles top Ellsworth

Kasey Semler has been a very good basketball player for a very long time, but Saturday he was spectacular.

Semler raised his game to a new level and helped Kirkwood tame 18th-ranked Ellsworth, 73-57, in an ICCAC conference outing at Johnson Hall.

The 6-foot-1 sophomore from Marion scored 19 points, collected eight assists, committed only one turnover, grabbed four rebounds and provided the spark as the Eagles (13-10, 5-3) handed Ellsworth its first loss in the league.



Ariel Sneed joins Kirkwood women

Ariel Sneed, a 5-foot-11 forward from Harvey, Ill., has joined the Kirkwood women's basketball program and will begin playing for the Eagles next season.

Sneed spent the first semester of the 2012-13 season at the University of Illinois-Chicago, but she did not appear in any regular-season games. She transferred to Kirkwood for this semester and will have two years of eligibility with the Eagles.

Sneed averaged 11 points and four rebounds as a senior at Rich Central High School in Illinois. She attended Thornton High School as a freshman, sophomore and junior and made the honor roll all four years in high school.

Her sister, Ashley, plays at Northern Illinois.


Feisty Kirkwood men knock off DMACC

Kirkwood guard Kasey Semler left Johnson Hall with a sore hand, sore toe, sore groin and a smile Thursday night.

"I'll go get some ice in a minute," he said dismissively, gladly trading a few aches and pains for a key victory.

Semler contributed 10 points, six assists and the right attitude as the Eagles defeated DMACC, 74-60, in an ICCAC conference game.



Hobbs helps Kirkwood women top DMACC

The dysfunctional Kirkwood women's basketball team won another game Thursday night.

Coach Kim Muhl uses that word all the time to describe his team. He gets no argument from his players.

"Dysfunctional is us," freshman guard Lexi Hobbs said humorously with a smile. "We are VERY dysfunctional. It works, though."

The third-ranked Eagles topped No.15 DMACC, 60-53, at Johnson Hall for their 13th straight victory despite committing 20 turnovers, shooting 55 percent at the foul line and getting beaten on the backboards.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 February 2013 12:19



Kirkwood men fall at Southwestern

CRESTON - The Kirkwood Eagles rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit and took the lead in the second half Saturday against Southwestern Community College, but the game slipped away for Kirkwood in the final minutes.

Southwestern trimmed the Eagles, 69-62, in a conference game in Creston.

Devan Douglas scored 16 points for Kirkwood (11-10, 3-3).

Marquealis Edwards led Southwestern (10-9, 4-2) with 20 points.

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 January 2013 14:12



Muhl found a home at Kirkwood - and 700 wins

Kim Muhl wasn't sure what he wanted to do as a young man.

He spent three years in the Army, then enrolled in college but left William Penn University during his senior year without a degree. Looking for an adventure, he moved to California with an Army buddy.

"I painted and steam-cleaned apartments and made more money than you can imagine," he said about his trip to the West Coast. "Just had a blast."

It took a few more years, but Muhl eventually found a home at Kirkwood Community College and found his calling as one of the most successful women's basketball coaches in the nation.

He added to his glittering list of accomplishments Saturday when the Eagles traveled to Creston and drubbed Southwestern Community College, 99-40, for the 700th victory of his career.



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