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Kirkwood women’s basketball team captures ICCAC D11 Championship

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. 

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