The Spartans went in at half time against Ellsworth down six with the score being 27-21, but the biggest problem was stopping them from getting offensive rebounds for second chance opportunities. Ellsworth out-rebounded the Spartans and 19 of their 41 rebounds were offensive. The spartans lost 71-51.
Head Coach Addae Houston said, “We did a better job of keeping them from getting offensive rebounds in the second half, but they got hot from three and that helped created big enough lead that we could not recover from.”
The Spartans hosted the DMACC Bears on February 12 and lost 74-41. The Bear’s strong three-point shooting gave them control of most of the game, hitting a total of nine from behind the arc and nearly 40 percent from the field. Head Coach Addae Houston said, “I though we battled hard against them for 40 minutes but we could not hit shots that may have kept the game close.”
Morgan Knorr lead the team with 12 points.
In Mason City Saturday, February 22, Southwestern battled into halftime trailing 31-27, but could not maintain its defensive energy in the second half, succumbing to North Iowa Area, 78-59. Foul differential plagued the Spartans in both halves, as the Trojans attempted 29 free throws to eight by Southwestern. Consistent pressure forced turnovers from an otherwise efficient offense for the Spartans; however, defensive rebounding was eventually exploited. Where the Spartans allowed only three offensive rebounds in the first half, North Iowa Area grabbed 16 second chances in the second frame.
Tanner Kellogg grabbed 10 total rebounds on the evening for Southwestern. Nick Lenhard handed out seven assists. Elliott Hamdeed was an efficient 7-11 from the floor and 5-7 from the line. Southwestern next plays a makeup game with Clinton Tuesday. The game is in Clinton and tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Spartans struggled with an unexpected slow start against Southeastern. They eventually found themselves on the losing end of a 63-41 final. Head Coach Addae Houston said, "I thought we had practice well leading into that game but we had too many unforced turnovers in the first half and that allowed them to take control of the game."
First half score was 36-9. In the second half we shot the ball better and limited our turnovers but the lead was too much to overcome. Darian Polson lead all scorers with 14 points along with eight rebounds. Morgan Knorr also contributed 11 points and two steals.
Southwestern’s annual Transfer Day will be held this Wed., February 26, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in room 180 of the Instructional Center. At Transfer Day, SWCC students and advisors have opportunities to talk with transfer representatives from many four year colleges and universities.
The DNR Regulations for Your Farm livestock producer workshop originally scheduled for this evening, February 20, 2014, has been POSTPONED to Tues., March 4, 2014, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Allied Health and Science Center on the SWCC campus.
For more information, please contact Francine Ide, SWCC ag instructor.
Creston—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of directors met Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Administration Center on the Creston campus.
During the meeting, the board held public hearings for numerous construction projects related to Spartan Court, the new three-story residence hall currently under construction on the college’s campus.
Due to Clinton High School being closed today and board policy prohibiting evening events after closure, the men’s basketball game scheduled for tonight at Clinton will be moved to Thursday, February 20, at 7:30 p.m.
In a game Head Coach Mike Holmes called, “One of our more technically sound performances,” Des Moines Area used blistering outside shooting to keep a gap on Southwestern Wednesday, taking the contest 83-65. Despite its own solid offensive performances, including eight of nine from the floor from Elliott Hamdeed and three three-point goals from Jared Theis, Southwestern could not cash in on its plan to force outside looks from the Bears.
Des Moines Area was 20-26 from the floor and 10 of 21 from behind the arc. Five rebounds from Mataika Koyamainavure paced the Spartans. Southwestern next plays Saturday at Ellsworth. Tip is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Creston, IOWA—Two great artists, Phil Mattson and Michele Weir, will, as a duo, headline the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) 17th annual vocal jazz festival, now titled Fox Fest. Both artists will perform in concert on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center. Limited tickets will be available to the public each night at a cost of $25 per ticket.
- SWCC Pink Out Planned for February 19
- SWCC Ag Students Place at Statewide Contest
- Spartan Women Compete in Grinnell
- Spartan Men Third in Grinnell
- Osceola Carpentry Program Hosting Chili Feed
- Drama Club Auditions Today and Tomorrow
- Springfield Runner Signs with Spartans
- Clinton Game Postponed
- Harmonic Convergence Performing in Greenfield
- Spartans Edge Out Lakers for Conference Win