College Womens Basketball

Kirkwood women's basketball completes perfect season with national title

Simone Goods (from left), Tayana Wilson and Deleyah Harris celebrate their regional title at home earlier this month. The Eagles won their seventh national title Saturday in Arkansas. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Simone Goods (from left), Tayana Wilson and Deleyah Harris celebrate their regional title at home earlier this month. The Eagles won their seventh national title Saturday in Arkansas. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

HARRISON, Ark. — The Kirkwood women’s basketball team beat Johnson County Community College (Kan.), 61-46, Saturday night at Pioneer Pavilion to win the NJCAA Division II championship.

It's the program’s seventh national title.

The Eagles built a 33-21 lead by halftime.

Simone Goods — the tournament MVP — finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds. Tayana Wilson had 10 points and Deleyah Harris added eight points in a defensive battle.

Johnson County shot just 29.3 percent from the field. Top-ranked Kirkwood (37-0) won the rebounding battle, 42-29. The Eagles were 19 of 27 at the foul line, compared to just 5 of 8 for the Lady Cavaliers. Goods made 7 of 8 free throws.

Coach Kim Muhl was named the national Coach of the Year.

The Eagles lose four sophomores (three starters) — Goods, Harris, Shaneequah Watkins and Rylee Voss.

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