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With an uncharacteristic 15 miscues in the first half leading to turnovers, Southwestern could not gain ground on talented Iowa Lakes in the second half, falling 64-40 in Creston Saturday.  With solid defensive possessions keeping them in striking distance, the Spartans tried in vain to get things clicking on the offensive end; however, cold shooting and ball mistakes forced the home team into an 18-point halftime deficit. 

In the second half, the Spartans protected the ball better and were more efficient offensively, at one point reducing the lead to 10 on a three-point goal from the corner by Tanner Kellogg; however, Elliott Hamdeed fouled out of the game with quick back-to-back violations, and Southwestern could inch no closer despite big defensive rebounds from Mataika Koyamainavure and a solid all-around second half from Jared Theis

The Spartans travel twice this week.  Wednesday, February 5, they will be in Clinton for a 7:30 tip.