The Eagles took down the Spartans of Southwestern on Saturday, April 9. In fact, it was the third time the Kirkwood women beat Southwestern this season. No. 1 ranked Kirkwood defeated Southwestern 77-52.
It was a magical season for the Kirkwood women`s basketball team as they finished the season with a 21-1 record and clinched the number one overall seed in the NJCAA D11 tournament. Southwestern finished the season at 12-11 and missed out on the NJCAA women’s D11 tournament.
Kemara Watson led the game by scoring 21 points. She also had 3 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 block. No. 14 Kortney Drake scored 13 points and was just shy of a double-double. She also had 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 steal. Tatiana Hodges-Johnson also had a solid game with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 1 block. The Eagles shot 77 percent from the free throw line, 34 percent from the 3-point range and 39 percent field goal percentage.
The Spartans leading scorer was Whynter Waterhouse-Brennan. Waterhouse-Brennan had 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists. Alyssa Morris dropped 13 points, 5 boards, and 1 steal. Brielle Baker finished with 11 points, 8 rebounds, 1 dime, 1 steal, and 1 block.
The Eagles will take on North Platte Community College on Tuesday, April 20, in the first round of the national tournament in Hickory, North Carolina. The game starts at 6 p.m.