METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The Region XI All-Region teams were announced Tuesday as eight players were awarded DII First Team honors. DMACC led the way with four selections. Kirkwood had two and Southwestern and NIACC each had one. Kirkwood's Joseph Tagarelli (SO/Bayside, WI), a sophomore forward from Bayside, Wisconsin was the Eagle's leading rebounder, averaging 8.2 per game. Jordan Ashton (SO/Mt. Pleasant, IA), a sophomore guard from Mt. Pleasant, Iowa led the conference from the foul line at 88%. He also hit 82 three-pointers, best in conference.
METROSPORTREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- There's an old saying in sports that it's difficult for any team to beat another team three times in a season, but that's exactly what host DMACC was able to do Saturday afternoon. The second-ranked DMACC Bears sent No. 8 Kirkwood home just one game short of a spot at nationals with an 86-69 victory in the championship game of the NJCAA Region XI tournament in Boone. The Bears will take a 26-5 record to the national tournament. Kirkwood retires with a 25-7 mark.
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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|Region XI Tournament Championship|
|Southwestern CC at||80|
|Region XI Tournament Semifinal|
|Iowa Lakes CC at||59|
|Region XI Tournament Quarterfinal|
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