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Women's Basketball - Mar 06, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Ariel Sneed (SO/Harvey, IL ) was a junior college All-American for Kirkwood last season, but she's been slowed by a pair of knee injuries this year and has lost her spot in the starting lineup. That's OK with Sneed. Compared to what she's been through in her young life, a few injuries and coming off the bench are child's play. "I lost my grandma a few years ago. That's who raised me," Sneed said after starring for Kirkwood in the regional tournament Thursday night. "I know my mom and stuff, but I've just been kind of on my own.

 
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Men's Basketball - Mar 04, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The Kirkwood men's basketball team is healthy, playing fairly well and playing at home so far in the Region XI tournament. It was a good combination Tuesday night. The eighth-ranked Eagles dunked Iowa Lakes for the third time this season, 83-59, in the quarterfinals of the postseason tournament and will host the semifinals on Thursday.

Kirkwood (24-6) will play Southwestern on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Southwestern downed Iowa Central, 86-74, to advance on Tuesday night.

 
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Women's Basketball - Mar 04, 2015

METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The Kirkwood women's basketball team went for a stroll in the park Tuesday night in the opening round of the Region XI tournament at Johnson Hall, but it figures to get a lot harder from here. The sixth-ranked Eagles scored 27 straight points in the first half and demolished Ellsworth, 75-30, with stringent defense and a productive bench.

Kirkwood (26-5) will host Iowa Central (20-11) in the semifinals Thursday at 5:30 p.m., with a possible date with No. 6 NIACC in the finals here Saturday afternoon.