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Created: Monday, November 14, 2011 9:06 am

Edwards_Marquealis_IMG_4002The Southwestern men seemed to be on their way to a third consecutive win, riding an active press-break attack en route to a 43-29 halftime lead on the road at North Central Missouri.  The Pirates, however, came storming back out of the locker room, converting some Spartan turnovers and big three-point goals to trim the gap in a matter of minutes.

Southwestern eventually stemmed the tide to force a 58-58 tie just over halfway through the second half. North Central Missouri continued to be the aggressor down the stretch and took advantage of Southwestern defensive mistakes to pull out the 78-69 win.  Coach Mike Holmes said, "It was simple for us--we made too many mental mistakes defensively to win.  Physically we were trying, but our communication was not good and we went to sleep in far too many possessions to win.  Concentration on our defensive rules will be our primary focus in the upcoming week."

Southwestern plays Monday night at Northwestern College in Orange City at 7 p.m.

Pictured: Freshman Marquealis Edwards led Southwestern last Friday in points, assists, and rebounds at North Central Missouri.

 

Created: Friday, November 11, 2011 8:21 am

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Wednesday evening, the Spartan men took on the William Penn Statesmen at home. The Spartans started off strong with a combination of a few quick steals and fast break points. They continued to extend their lead throughout the first half with patient ball handling, looking for good high percentage shots, as well holding William Penn at bay on their end of the court. The Spartans had an 11 point lead going into halftime, giving them a comfortable margin to start the second half. Marquealis Edwards stole the show in the second half, ending the night with 26 points. At the end of the game, the final score was 66-58.

Read more: Another Win for the Spartan Men

Created: Friday, November 4, 2011 9:47 am

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The Spartans got off to a great start for their 2011-2012 men's basketball season, pulling off a win against Grand View University's junior varsity team, 61-59. Grand View kept the game close.  Going into half time the score was 32-30 with the Spartans in the lead. The last minute of the game was full of intensity, with the Vikings battling to play catch up with the Spartans. Freshman Devin Kastrup had this to say about the game, "As a unit we played pretty well, the first half we kind of struggled on defense but the second half things came together. We had a scare there at the end but ended up getting the win. We just plan on improving from here." The Spartans will play William Penn JV, Wed. Nov. 9, in Creston at 7:30 p.m.

Read more: Spartans Start Season With Win

Created: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 4:35 pm

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Attention all basketball fans!  The 2011-12 Spartans’ basketball seasons will soon be underway!  The men’s basketball team will begin play with their home opener this Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.  They will face Grand View University’s JV team.

The Spartan women start their season on the road this Friday, Nov. 4, vs. Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS.

Good luck to both teams and be sure to come support your Spartans Thursday night!!

For more information, please view SWCC's athletic pages.