Mar 26, 2017 at 12:40 am | Print View
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.