ECC women's basketball wins 44-43
January 29, 2015
The Ellsworth Community College Panthers hosted Iowa Lakes Community College Wednesday, Jan. 28, and came away with a 44-43 victory.
In a low scoring battle, Iowa Lakes held the lead at the half by a margin of 26-20. The second half was no different, with neither team able to pull away with a big lead. With both teams battling back and forth for the lead, Keziah Lewis grabbed an offensive rebound and put in a lay-up for the game’s final field goal with one minute remaining on the clock. Neither team was able to score on their next possessions, then the Panthers secured the win with a steal by Jordyn Lehman with .6 seconds left.
Keziah Lewis and Molly Greenfield combined for 30 of the Panthers’ 44 points. Lewis posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds; Greenfield added 15 points on 5 three-pointers and also added 3 steals. ECC played well on defense, holding Iowa Lakes to 29% shooting from beyond the arc and 33% shooting from the field overall.
The Panthers’ next game will be on the road when they travel to DMACC on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1 pm.
Photo Caption: ECC’s Molly Greenfield looks to pass in the game on Wednesday.
ECC to host white-out for heart disease
January 27, 2015
The Ellsworth Community College women’s basketball team won’t just battle on the basketball court next Wednesday night when they play host to William Penn … the team will battle heart disease and strokes by turning the stands into a sea of white with a WHITE OUT.
On Wednesday, Feb. 4, the ECC women’s basketball team will fight the nation’s leading cause of death by raising awareness and funds for the American Heart Association. Everyone is encouraged to participate by purchasing and wearing a “It’s Your Life” t-shirt, which is available for a $10 donation from ECC Head Women’s Basketball Coach Ed Geitz by calling 641-648-8689 or emailing Edward.Geitz@iavalley.edu throughout the week leading up to the game and at the game.
One hundred percent of funds raised by the WHITE OUT support the American Heart Association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke in Hardin County and Iowa. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Iowa, responsible for 34.6% of deaths in Hardin County and 31.6% in Iowa. Nationwide, heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, responsible for one in three deaths.
“Last year we raised $500 for this great cause,” commented Coach Geitz. “This year we want to do even better.”
The American Heart Association provides community education programs and funds heart research, including more than $7.5 million at universities in Iowa over the past five years.
ECC wrestling wins big at Regional Duals
January 26, 2015
The Ellsworth Community College wrestling team went 4-0 in meets at the Regional Duals on Saturday, Jan. 24, in Mason City.
The Panthers first took on Itasca, winning 48-0. Five matches were won by forfeit with wins also coming to Wesley Petrick (141) with a 7-3 win; Marcus Thompson (149) by fall; Kevin Cooper (157) with a 7-1 win; R.J. Troye (184) with an injury default win; and Terry Martin (197) with a 14-6 win.
ECC continued its success with a 42-3 win over Rochester. They took another two wins by forfeit along with another 7 of 8 match wins. Said Kakhramanov (141) by fall; Cooper (149) with a 14-5 win; Sam Andresen (157) with a 14-1 win; Matthew Rodriguez-Kirkland (165) with 11-3 win; Sadarriss Patterson by fall; Matt Hurford (184) with 20-16 win; and Sharod Wilson (197) with a 5-2 in.
Next the Panthers took down Northland with a 48-0 win. Another two forfeits helped out the team along with a perfect 8 for 8 match wins for the Panthers. DeShun Brown (125) 19-4 and Andresen 16-0 both won by technical fall. Marcus Graham (165) and Troy (184) both won by fall. The four other wins were by Kakhramanov (141) 11-3; Cooper (149) 7-3; Wilson (197) 12-6 and Matthew Kent (285) 13-0.
ECC finished the day with a win over Ridgewater with a 50-0 final score. Four more forfeits helped out ECC in this match up, too. Rodriguez-Kirkland (165) and Patterson (175) won their matches by technical fall with scores of 17-1 and 19-4. Devan Richter (184) also won by fall. Jacob Igartua (141) 14-9; Andresen (157) 9-2 and Terry Martin (285) 11-3 also took home wins.
The Panthers will travel to Fort Dodge for their next meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28, against Iowa Central at 7 pm.
ECC Wrestling wins big over NIACC
January 23, 2015
The #8 Ellsworth Community College wrestling team hosted #4 NIACC on Tuesday, Jan. 20, winning the dual match by a score of 25-10.
The ECC Panthers won 7 of their 10 matches for the night. Winning by decision were DeShun Brown (125) 13-9; Saidyokub Kakhramanov (141) 7-1; Kevin Cooper (149) 6-4; and Matthew Rodriquez-Kirkland (165) 9-3.
Winning by major decision were Devan Richter (174) 9-3 and Sadarriss Patterson (174) 11-2. Matt Hurford (184) won his match by technical fall, 22-6.
The Panthers will be on the road for their next match on Saturday, Jan. 24, beginning at 10 am in Mason City for the Regional Duals.
Photo: ECC Panther DeShun Brown vs. NIACC’s Paul Mascarenas.
ECC wrestling moves on to semifinals
January 9, 2015
The Ellsworth Community College Panther wrestlers move on to National Dual semifinals following a 28-13 win over #6 Muskegon Community College.
Three Panther wrestlers won by major decision including DeShun Brown (125) with a 10-2 win, Matthew Kirkland Rodriguez (165) with a 9-1 win, and Devin Richter (174) with a 14-6 win. Other wins for ECC included Kevin Cooper (149) 13-1, Sam Andresen (157) with a technical fall 20-3 score, and Matt Hurford (184) by 10-5 decision. Jamarius Jackson (133) won by forfeit.
The Panthers will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 11 am against #1 Clackamas in the National Dual semifinals.