The Iowa Lakes women's defense has generally been doing its job the past few games. It's the offense that needs to step up.
Fourth-ranked Kirkwood came to town Saturday and built a 36-21 lead by halftime.
The Lakers stepped up in the second half, but could never quite close the gap to single digits as they lost 63-49 to the Eagles.
Iowa Lakes’ Macy Dahl (12) looks for an open teammate during play against Kirkwood last Saturday.
Photo by David Swartz
The closest the hosts could get was 12 points on a steal and layup by Macy Dahl. But that came with 1:07 left in the game with the Lakers trailing 61-49.
Alissa Johnson was the only Laker to break double digits with 10 points. Nijala Johnson finished with eight while Shaunte Tucker, Dahl, Tayler Boroson and Aliyah Gipson all finishing with six points. Natsha Kindred had five points and Carly Gilliland had two.
Tucker also had a team-high nine rebounds while Dahl finished with five steals.
Lakers unable to come back against Tigers
The Iowa Lakes women lost 62-52 to Marshalltown on Wednesday.
The Lakers fell behind 37-18 by halftime and couldn't make up the difference in the second half.
Shabreka Edwards led the Lakers with 13 points while Nijala Johnson had 12. Tayler Boroson tossed in eight points, Aliyah Gipson had seven, Macy Dahl and Shaunte Tucker each had four, Sobrina West had three and Allyson Shereden had one.
Iowa Lakes (4-14 overall, 1-4 in the conference) hosts DMACC at 1 p.m. today.