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Iowa baseball tops Purdue Saturday, evens series

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March 26th, 2017 by Chris Parks

(Iowa City) — A four-run eighth inning helped Iowa to a 5-1 win over Purdue on Saturday afternoon. It was the Hawkeyes first conference win of the season in the opening conference series for the two squads. The series is now tied 1-1 on the weekend.

With the game tied at one, Mason McCoy stated the eighth inning offense with an infield single and advanced to second on an error. Jake Adams doubled in the go-ahead run before Justin Jenkins, Luke Farley and Tyler Cropley all followed with run-scoring at bats.

Zach Daniels (4-1) earned the win in relief, throwing 3.2 innings of shutout baseball. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out four. Shane Ritter got the final two outs of the game to earn his second save.

Jenner Invite results from Graceland University in Lamoni

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March 26th, 2017 by Chris Parks

A number of Southwest Iowa schools competed at the 2017 Jenner Invitational on Saturday at Graceland University in Lamoni. Follow the link to check out all of the results. Jenner Invite Results

Kirkwood Women’s basketball wins NJCAA D-II title for seventh time

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March 26th, 2017 by Chris Parks

(Story from njcaa.org)

HARRISON, Ark. – In a highly anticipated showdown, No. 1 Kirkwood (Iowa) defeated No. 2 Johnson County (Kan.) 61-46 to capture the 2017 NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship at Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison, Arkansas.

With the win, Kirkwood caps off an undefeated season at 37-0 and takes home its seventh national championship in program history – setting the all-time mark in NJCAA DII Women’s Basketball.

  • Tournament MVP Simone Goods led the charge for the Eagles with a double-double, posting 19 points and 17 rebounds. Goods wraps up her 2017 season averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per outing.
  • Tayana Wilson also reached double-figures for Kirkwood with 10 points.
  • Kirkwood outdueled Johnson County on the boards 42-29.  Deleyah Harris helped Goods control the glass with six rebounds of her own.
  • Johnson County closes out its season’s run at 33-3.
  • Monroe Community College (N.Y.) took down Kankakee (Ill.) 66-57 in the consolation finals to finish third in the tournament.
  • St. Louis (MO) won the second consolation game against Essex County (N.J.) 75-52 to round out the top five finishers of the tournament.

Southwestern CC Men’s hoops wins NJCAA D-II title

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March 26th, 2017 by Chris Parks

(Story from njcaa.org)

DANVILLE, Ill. (March 25, 2017) – In the 2017 NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Championship, Southwestern (Iowa) took down Louisburg (N.C.) 77-53 for the first national title the program’s history.

Southwestern led 31-25 at intermission. Tournament MVP Brodric Thomas and Jamil Maddred each tallied 11 second half points as the Spartans outscored the Hurricanes 46-28 to capture the championship 77-53.

  • Thomas finished with a game-high 18 points.
  • Southwestern finishes its championship season 36-1.
  • Louisburg drops to 30-5 to close out its season.
  • Southwestern averaged 84 points in the tournament, resulting in a winning margin of 15.75 points per contest.
  • Southwestern 6-1 all-time in tournament.
  • South Suburban (Ill.) and Richard Bland (VA) finished the tournament third and fourth, respectively.

Pitts, Ndow lead Northwest Missouri St to D-II championship

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March 26th, 2017 by Chris Parks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Justin Pitts scored 23 points, Chris-Ebou Ndow had a double-double and Northwest Missouri State beat Fairmont State 71-61 Saturday in the NCAA Division II championship game.

Ndow finished with 17 points and 18 rebounds and Anthony Woods scored 13 with five rebounds and five assists for Northwest Missouri State (35-1). The Bearcats won their first men’s basketball national championship and became the first D-II school to win the title in football and basketball in the same academic year.

Pitts hit a 3-pointer to open the game, a layup by Woods made it 13-3 lead about 5½ minutes in and Northwest Missouri State took a 32-21 lead into the break. Another 3 by Pitts gave the Bearcats their biggest lead, 36-22, with 18 minutes to go and Fairmont State (34-3) trailed by at least eight the rest of the way.

Matt Bingaya had 24 points and seven rebounds and Thomas Winbush scored 17 with eight boards for the Falcons.

A layup by Shammgod Wells cut Fairmont’s deficit to 60-52 with 4:54 left, but Ndow answered with a layup eight seconds later and the Falcons missed their next eight shots, and two free throws by Ndow made it 68-54 with 1:12 remaining.

Fairmont, which came in averaging 95.4 points per game, shot just 31 percent (9 of 29) from the field in the first half. The Falcons set season lows for points in a half (21 in the first) and total points.

Both teams were appearing in their first D-II national championship game and each set school records for wins in a season.

 

7AM Sportscast 03/25/2017

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March 25th, 2017 by Chris Parks

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Healthy Campos returns to practice field at Iowa State

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March 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

Iowa State offensive lineman Jake Campos is thrilled to be back on the practice field. The native of West Des Moines was the Cyclones’ most experienced lineman before a broken leg in pre-season practice ended his season.

Campos says spending the season on the sideline gave him a new perspective.

Campos says the time off allowed him to work on building upper body strength.

Iowa State’s spring game is April 8th.

(Learfield Sports)

ISU gives Steve Prohm extension, $500,000 annual raise

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March 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State has given coach Steve Prohm a contract extension and a raise. The Cyclones announced Friday that Prohm’s deal will now run through 2022, with an annual salary increase from $1.5 million to $2 million. Prohm, who stepped in for Fred Hoiberg when Hoiberg left for the Chicago Bulls in 2015, has gone 47-23 in two seasons with the Cyclones.

Iowa State went 24-11 in 2016-17, winning the Big 12 tournament for the third time in four years. The fifth-seeded Cyclones lost to Purdue in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend. Iowa State also extended women’s coach Bill Fennelly through 2022, though the terms of his deal remain unchanged.

(Podcast) KJAN Morning Sports report, 3/24/2017

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March 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

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Iowa opens B1G baseball by hosting Purdue

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March 24th, 2017 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Hawkeyes open the Big Ten baseball race this (Friday) afternoon, with the first of a three game series against Purdue. At number 18 Michigan is the only Big Ten team ranked in what Iowa coach Rick Heller calls a transition year for the league.

Heller says if there is an early surprise it may be Purdue. Like the Hawkeyes the Boilermakers take an 11-8 record into the start of conference play.

The first pitch is slated for 2:05-p.m.

(Learfield Sports)