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Kirtland Community College Basketball Season Underway

Firebird Men Rout Rochester College in Home Opener

The Firebirds opened the 2011-12 basketball season with a convincing 114-55 win over an out-manned Rochester College Warrior JV team.  The Warriors couldn’t defend the ‘Bird’s offense and couldn’t score against a tenacious Kirtland defense.

Both teams struggled with turnovers and personal fouls, slowing the overall pace of the game.  “The Firebird’s will need to focus on improvements in these areas in preparation for the always rugged MCCAA Eastern Conference season,” said Kirtland Athletic Director Richard Silverman.

The next home games for both the men and women Firebirds will be on Friday and Saturday, November 25 and 26, when Kirtland hosts the Steve Oppy Thanksgiving Tournament.  On each day, fans will be treated to four games.

The Athletic Director can be contacted at or 989-275-5000, ext. 385.  For more information on Kirtland Community College, visit our website at