2011-12 Men's Basketball

Record: 27-5 Home: 17-2 Away: 8-3 Neutral: 2-0 ICCAC: 13-1
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Men's Basketball - Sun, Nov. 23, 2014
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METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - The red-hot Kirkwood Eagles torched the nets for nineteen 3-pointers Saturday night and dropped Iowa Western, 95-82, in a men's junior college game in Council Bluffs. Ajay Lawton and Jordan Ashton made six 3-pointers and Matt Lassen hit five of them. Hunter Rhodes and Kareem Martin Jr. also made a 3-pointer as the Eagles shot a sizzling 19 of 31 from behind the arc for 61.3 percent overall.

Lawton was 6-for-11, Ashton was 6-for-8 and Lassen was 5-for-6 in the incredible display of shooting. Ashton finished with 28 points and five rebounds. Lawton had 22 points, seven assists, five rebounds and no turnovers. Lassen scored all 15 of his points on 3-pointers. Joe Tagarelli contributed 11 points, five rebounds and five assists as Kirkwood raised its record to 8-0.

Men's Basketball - Thu, Nov. 20, 2014
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METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- Jordan Ashton hasn't had this much fun playing basketball since he led Mount Pleasant High School to the Class 3A state title in 2012 and was named captain of the all-tournament team. Ashton spent two years at Northwest Missouri State, an NCAA Division II school in Maryville, Mo., before transferring to Kirkwood Community College, where he's fit in comfortably this season and is leading the Eagles in scoring at 16.6 per game.

Ashton tossed in a game-high 18 points Wednesday night as the Eagles cruised past the Loras junior varsity team, 117-55, at Johnson Hall for their seventh straight victory to begin the season.

Men's Basketball - Sun, Nov. 16, 2014
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METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- By his own admission, Matt Lassen was having a subpar game. The Kirkwood sharpshooter spent a good portion of Saturday's men's basketball game with Southeastern at Johnson Hall on the bench with foul trouble. Scoreless through the game's first 36 minutes, Lassen converted a pair of clutch 3-point baskets, the second one with 1:51 remaining with the Eagles clinging to a one-point lead.

Lassen's second trey gave Kirkwood the cushion it needed. Hunter Rhodes' six free throws in the final minute sealed a hard-fought 72-63 victory in a battle of unbeaten. "I had a tough time getting going," Lassen said. "It was just one of those games. I was in foul trouble. I wasn't guarding very well, but I always have confidence in my shot.