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Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jacobs helps Kirkwood women slay Moberly

Kianna "Kiki" Jacobs is not insulted when you say she plays basketball like a guy.

"That's a compliment towards me," she said.

She's tough, physical, aggressive and doesn't mind contact under the basket.

Jacobs displayed all her skills Saturday afternoon as Kirkwood handed 17th-ranked Moberly (Mo.) its first loss of the season, 63-44, on the final day of the Kirkwood Classic.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 December 2012 18:01



Kirkwood women top Northeast in OT

Kim Muhl has 14 players on his active roster at Kirkwood Community College with all shapes, sizes and ability.

He needed them all Friday night.

The Eagles collected their best victory of the season by topping Northeast Community College, 82-72, in overtime in the first round of the Kirkwood Classic at Johnson Hall.



Kirkwood falls without Wagemester, 71-57

Kirkwood assistant coach Quincy Young had a lengthy telephone conversation with Doug Wagemester after the Eagles played Marshalltown Wednesday night, giving the absent head coach a full report on what happened at Johnson Hall.

It wasn't good.

Kirkwood fell behind by 20 points in the second half and lost to the undefeated Tigers, 71-57, in a non-conference junior college basketball game.



Kirkwood women hosting unbeaten teams in Classic

The Kirkwood women's basketball team will host two opponents that have a combined record of 20-0 in the Kirkwood Classic this weekend at Johnson Hall.

The Eagles (5-2) will face Northeast Community College of Norfolk, Neb., at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and will meet Moberly Area Community College of Moberly, Mo., at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Northeast and Moberly are both 10-0 this season. Moberly is ranked No. 17 in the NJCAA Division I poll.



The long journey from Kenya to Kirkwood

With a slender 6-foot-2 frame and a regal bearing, Kirkwood sophomore Friday Chuol may not look the part of fierce guardian of the basket – at least at first glance.

She’s plenty tough, says women's basketball coach Kim Muhl. “She’s a survivor.”

Compared to most of her teammates and opponents, Chuol’s basketball resume is short – but her life experience is long and arduous.

The daughter of Sudanese refugees, she was born and lived her early life in Nairobi, Kenya. Better off than some, she says, her family did not live in a refugee camp, but she saw privation and illness that made a deep impression on her.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 November 2012 21:17



Wagemester ejected, but Eagles roll anyway

Kirkwood Coach Doug Wagemester began Thanksgiving vacation a little earlier than planned Tuesday night when he was ejected from his team's game against Black Hawk College.

The Eagles enjoyed a basketball feast without him.

J.C. Fuller led a balanced attack with 17 points as Kirkwood dunked Black Hawk, 88-63, at Johnson Hall.



Kirkwood women top South Australia

Kirkwood sophomore Bianca Dufelmeier felt right at home Tuesday night when the Eagles played a touring club team from South Australia at Johnson Hall.

Dufelmeier was born and raised in Australia and has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States. She moved to Iowa in 2010 when she was 17 and attended Ames High School so she could further her basketball career and play in college.

She played for Kirkwood last season and was delighted to see the South Australian team on the schedule this year.



Kirkwood takes 9th at volleyball tourney

TOLEDO, Ohio - The Kirkwood Community College volleyball team defeated Phoenix, 3-0, Saturday to finish in ninth place at the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

The Eagles won the match 25-20, 26-24, 25-20.

Kirkwood (40-9) began the 16-team tournament on Thursday with a 3-1 loss to Owens Community College, but the Eagles rebounded with three straight victories in the consolation bracket to claim ninth place.



Douglas sparks Kirkwood by Dakota County

Devan Douglas had a big game for the Kirkwood Eagles Saturday as they whipped Dakota County Technical College, 76-52, at Johnson Hall.

Douglas, a 6-foot-2 sophomore from Clinton, collected 22 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. He hit two 3-pointers.

Gage Heffernan scored 16 points for Kirkwood (4-3), Kevin Hunter added 12 points and J.C. Fuller had 10.



Kirkwood women lose on late layup

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.



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