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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

No. 6 Eagles roll to 13th win in row

Kyle Arrington dunked in 17 points Tuesday night as the sixth-ranked Kirkwood Eagles cruised to a 92-47 victory over the Mount Mercy junior varsity at Johnson Hall.

Arrington, a 6-foot-10 freshman, collected four dunks in the first half over the shorter Mustangs. He finished by making 8 of 10 shots from the field in 17 minutes.

Kirkwood raised its record to 21-4 overall with its 13th straight victory.

Chris King and Jay Small contributed 12 points apiece for the Eagles. Carlo Marble had 10 points. LJ Stansbury and Semaj Ray scored nine points. Justin Storey finished with eight points.

Bailey Kale dished out 11 assists. Ray grabbed nine rebounds. Arrington and Small had eight rebounds.

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Kirkwood golf takes 7th in Missouri

FULTON, Mo. - The Kirkwood men's golf team placed seventh in the William Woods Invitational Tuesday at Tanglewood Golf Course.

William Woods won the team title at 6-under-par 282. Mount Mercy finished second out of 14 teams at 3-under 285. Kirkwood finished 12 shots behind the winners at 294.

Chad Nitz of Mount Mercy placed third in the individual standings at 5-under 139 with rounds of 69 and 70.

Jordan Even of Kirkwood tied for 12th at even-par 144. Louis Flynn tied for 15th at 1-over 145 for the Eagles. Charles Hartwig tied for 32nd at 5-over 149 and JD Goodfellow tied for 37th at 7-over 151.

The entire 36-hole tournament was held Tuesday. Monday's opening round was postponed by rain.

 

No. 9 Kirkwood men claim 22nd win

The ninth-ranked Kirkwood men's basketball team cruised to a 95-62 victory over the Mount Mercy junior varsity at Johnson Hall Tuesday  night.

The Eagles raised their record to 22-4.

Da'Rion King led Kirkwood with 22 points and eight rebounds. Shakur Triplett collected a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Elijah Henry contributed 16 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles. Chris King finished with 13 points, six assists and five rebounds. Carlo Marble added 11 points.

Chris Brown led Mount Mercy with 22 points.

MOUNT MERCY (62): Stoeffler 2 3-4 8, Van Oort 4 0-0 9, Mallett 1 0-0  3, Frazier 0 0-0 0, Brown 8 6-9 22, Reischauer 5 3-4 13, Ehlen 0 0-0  0, Shelman 3 0-0 7, Kehinde 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 12-17 62.

KIRKWOOD (95): Triplett 6 4-4 16, Harp 2 0-0 5, Meeker 2 0-0 6, C.King  6 0-0 13, D.King 9 4-5 22, Jackson 2 2-2 6, Marble 3 2-2 11, Henry 7  2-3 16. Totals 37 14-16 95.

Halftime - Kirkwood 51, Mount Mercy JV 28. 3-point goals - Mount Mercy  JV 4 (Stoeffler 1, Van Oort 1, Mallett 1, Shelman 1), Kirkwood 7  (Marble 3, Meeker 2, Harp 1, C.King 1).

   

Wentzien paces No. 1 Eagles by Mustangs

Miles Wentzien popped in five 3-pointers and scored 20 points Saturday night as the top-ranked Kirkwood Eagles defeated the Mount Mercy junior varsity, 104-78, at Johnson Hall.

Wentzien also collected six rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Eagles (5-1).

Da'Rion King finished with a double-double for Kirkwood with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Byron Harp contributed with 12 points and nine assists.

Ethan Meeker hit all four of his 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the Eagles and Kaliph Fagan had 11 points.

Tanner Frazier made five 3-pointers and led Mount Mercy with 21 points. Adam Van Oort scored 13 points, Dimarco Mallett 12 and Brady Stauffer 10.

MOUNT MERCY (78): Stauffer 3 3-4 10, Van Oort 6 0-1 13, Mallett 2 6-6 12, Frazier 7 2-2 21, Brown 4 0-0 8, Hood 0 3-4 3, Reischauer 1 4-5 6, Eiler 1 0-0 3, Shelman 0 2-2 2, Kehoncle 0 0-1 0. Totals 24 20-25 78.

KIRKWOOD (104): Harp 4 3-3 12, Wentzien 7 1-1 20, Fagan 3 4-6 11, Marble 0 0-0 0, D.King 7 2-2 16, Triplett 1 0-0 2, Jackson 3 0-0 8, Rice 1 0-0 3, Meeker 4 2-2 14, C.King 3 0-0 8, Oliver 0 0-0 0, Henry 3 0-0 6, Foxbrennen 0 0-0 0, Moore 1 2-2 4. Totals 37 14-16 104.

Halftime - Kirkwood 51, Mount Mercy 41. 3-point goals - Mount Mercy 10 (Frazier 5, Mallett 2, Stauffer 1, Van Oort 1, Eiler 1), Kirkwood 16 (Wentzien 5, Meeker 4, Jackson 2, C.King 2, Harp 1, Fagan 1, Rice 1).

 

Alex Houston signs with CourtKings

Alex Houston of Mount Mercy University has signed to play pro basketball this season with the Cedar Valley CourtKings in Waterloo.

Houston, a 6-foot-5 senior, was named a third team NAIA All-American after helping the Mustangs reach the Sweet 16 of the national tournament this year. He also was named first team all-conference in the Association of Independent Institutions and was the MVP of the conference tournament.

Houston led Mount Mercy (26-8) at 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

“Alex is another great addition to our team,” said CourtKings Owner/GM Gary Rima. “He just finished up an outstanding college career at Mount Mercy and we are excited to have him in a CourtKings uniform. He is a leader and team player and brings it at both ends of the floor.”

Houston played his high school basketball in Chicago at Chicago Hope.

Houston is the fifth player from Mount Mercy on the CourtKings roster. He joins former Mustangs Rashad Carrington, Alex Coleman, LaDon Singleton and Lamar Wall.

Gage Heffernan, who began his college career at Kirkwood, also is on the roster. Coleman also played at Kirkwood.

The CourtKings will play their home opener in the Midwest Basketball League on Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex at 300 Jefferson Street in Waterloo.

Season tickets are available online at cvcourtkings.com.

   
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