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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Semler nets 20 as Eagles top Clinton

CLINTON - Kasey Semler popped in six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Wednesday night as the Kirkwood Eagles defeated Clinton Community College, 68-60, in an ICCAC conference game in Clinton.

Kevin Hunter contributed 15 points for Kirkwood (15-11, 6-4). Shaun Manego hit four 3-pointers and netted 13 points for the Eagles.

Kirkwood trailed Clinton (6-17, 1-10) at halftime, 33-29.

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Kirkwood drubs DuPage in twinbill

MINNEAPOLIS - The Kirkwood Community College baseball team opened the Todd Rima era with a bang Monday night.

The Eagles swept the College of DuPage, 9-0 and 10-1, in a doubleheader at the Metrodome in Minnesota.

Wilfredo Feliz, Jean Carlos Rodriguez and Dairo Gonzalez combined to hit 15 for 21 with nine RBIs and eight runs scored at the top of the batting order.

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Rima excited about new club at Kirkwood

Todd Rima compiled an excellent record during his 11 years as the baseball coach at NIACC, with 358 victories and three finishes in the top-15 in the national polls.

Now he hopes to build on that success as the new coach at Kirkwood Community College.

The Eagles open the 2013 season Monday with a doubleheader against the College of DuPage (Ill.) in the Metrodome in Minneapolis at 7:30 p.m.

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No.3 Kirkwood women drub Marshalltown

Alexis Fitzpatrick collected 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists Saturday as No.3 Kirkwood demolished Marshalltown, 87-38, in a women's junior college basketball game at Johnson Hall.

Whitney Rohrbach led the Eagles (23-3, 12-0) in scoring with 16 points. Bianca Dufelmeier and Kianna Jacobs added 14 points apiece as Kirkwood won its 15th straight game.

Mady Van Metre topped Marshalltown (8-15, 3-8) with 17 points.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

   
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