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Eagles come up short versus Indian Hills

#4 Da'Quavion Walker
#4 Da’Quavion Walker drives the ball down the court against DMACC on Saturday, March 27, 2021. PHOTO BY JESSICAMCWILLIAMS.

Kirkwood Community College’s men’s basketball team fell to Indian Hills on Wednesday, March 31, 66-52.  

The 20th ranked Eagles have now dropped three of their last four games. The sixth ranked Warriors of Indian Hills looked sharp, especially in the second half.  

The contest was close in the first half. Kirkwood and Indian Hills battled early in the game. The Warriors took a slight lead at halftime 25-21.  

Early in the second half the Eagles took a lead thanks to Corvon Seals. However, they could not sustain it. The Warriors took control of the game after Seals hit a few baskets. Indian Hills outscored Kirkwood 41-31 in the second half.   

Curtis Jones led the way in scoring for the Warriors with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Lavar Williams was right behind him in the stat sheet with 12 points, 3 boards and 1 assist.  

Braxton Bayless came off the bench for Indian Hills and dropped 10 points in the win versus Kirkwood. He also had an impressive day shooting the ball. Bayless was 2 of 2 from behind the three-point line and perfect with his free throws.  

The Warriors are now 19-2 and first in the ICCAC standings. The currant leaders in the ICCAC men`s basketball standings shot 36 percent in field goals, 31 percent from the 3-point line and 81 percent at the free throw line.  

On the other side, the Eagles had a rough night. Kirkwood struggled at the 3-point line and shot a disappointing 21 percent. They shot 63 percent at the free throw line and 32 percent in field goals. The Eagles now drop to 12-9.  

Despite the struggles for Kirkwood, Corvon Seals finished with 20 points and lead the game in scoring. Seals also had 2 steals, 3 boards and 1 dime.  

Chris Burnell came away with 13 points and 5 rebounds. However, Burnell had 18 shot attempts and only came away with four made baskets. He was also 2 of 6 from the 3-point line.  

Kirkwood will wrap up the 2020/21 season at Fort Dodge to take on Iowa Central. The 2019 NJCAA Champions want to finish the season on a high note and take down the Tritons.       

Image courtesy of Jessica McWilliams

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