Women topple no. 1 team; Men come down to wire, win on 3-pointer
The Eagle women started strong last night, scoring the first nine points of the game, and they never looked back. Breann Hill scored a game high 15 points as Kirkwood cruised past top ranked Iowa Central, 64-40.
The defending national champion Eagles got huge efforts from key sophomores Hill, Allie Lindemann and Lauren Thomas-Johnson in the upset. Lindemann scored 12 points and Thomas-Johnson tallied 10 in the win.
The Eagles broke the Triton’s perfect 20-0 record by holding them to shooting just 33 percent from the field. The Eagles will be in action again in Johnson Hall on Feb. 6 against Marshalltown.
The Eagle men came back from an eight point deficit in the second half to beat Iowa Central 67-65, in an overtime thriller last night in Johnson Hall.
Sophomore guard Ali Farokhmanesh was heroic for the Eagles, scoring a game high 18 points, including a three pointer with 14.9 seconds left, and then hitting one of two free throws with 4.7 seconds left in overtime to put the Eagles ahead for good.
Corey Viet also came up big for the Eagles, pouring in 17 points and taking a charge in the paint with less than 10 seconds left. University of Iowa recruit Jermain Davis chipped in nine points, five of them in overtime.
The Eagle men will be in action at Johnson Hall again on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. against St. Ambrose JV.