Bradford, Tull pace No. 13 Eagles

Bradford, Tull pace No. 13 Eagles

Bradford, Tull pace No. 13 Eagles

Sunday, 09 December 2018 06:38 Metro Sports Report MSR 

Ashley Tull of Kirkwood makes a strong move to the basket during Saturday's game against Little Priest Tribal College at Johnson Hall. Tull collected 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 77-44 victory. (MSR photo by Margaret O'Banion)

Paige Bradford and Ashley Tull stole the show for the 13th-ranked Kirkwood women's basketball team Saturday afternoon.

Bradford and Tull, a pair of freshman centers who share playing time in the post, combined for 32 points and 23 rebounds as the Eagles dumped Little Priest Tribal College, 77-44, in an ICCAC conference game at Johnson Hall.

Bradford, from Davenport, collected 17 points and 12 rebounds. Tull, from Troy Mills, finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Kirkwood led 31-23 after a fairly tight first half, but the Eagles blitzed the visitors 28-7 in the third quarter to take command.

Mackenzie Jenkins contributed 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Kirkwood (7-4, 2-0). Anasha Hurst, the reigning ICCAC Player of the Week, also scored 12 points.

Amaya Leon scored nine points for Little Priest Tribal College (6-5, 0-2). The losers shot 2-for-26 on 3-pointers.

LITTLE PRIEST (44): Eddy 1 0-0 2, Begay 1 0-0 2, Paytiamo 2 1-2 5, Leon 1 6-6 9, Harris 2 0-0 4, McKinley 3 1-2 7, Salazar 0 0-0 0, Shaggy 0 0-0 0, Weinrich 1 1-2 3, Mares 0 0-0 0, Joe 1 2-2 4, Washburn 1 0-0 2, Clay 0 1-2 1, Kie-Lorenzo 2 0-0 5. Totals 15 12-16 44.

KIRKWOOD (77): Jenkins 5 2-2 12, Gaston 0 1-2 1, Hurst 5 1-2 12, Mullinnix 0 1-3 1, Tull 5 5-7 15, Bradford 8 1-2 17, Lipsey 1 0-0 2, Kennedy 0 2-2 2, Myers 0 0-0 0, Tomaszewski 1 1-2 3, Robinson 2 5-6 9, Mensen 1 0-0 3. Totals 28 19-28 77.

Halftime - Kirkwood 31, Little Priest 23. 3-point goals - Little Priest 2 (Leon 1, Kie-Lorenzo 1), Kirkwood 2 (Hurst 1, Mensen 1).