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Created: Monday, January 31, 2011 10:23 am
Southwestern battled to the finish line against resurgent Iowa Lakes last Saturday, but came up short in a 80-70 loss in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play. The game was close most of the way, with the Lakers taking a 28-27 lead into the half behind punishing work on the offensive boards. Playing four guards, the Spartans attempted to counter the attack in the second half, but Iowa Lakes was too quick to the rim off dribble penetration and too consistent with offensive putbacks to get turned away. After getting down 10 in the early parts of the second half, Southwestern was able to cut it to 55-50 with five minutes to play; however, a three-point goal from Mike Weems did in the comeback effort. Southwestern falls to 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the league. They host Central College tonight at 7 p.m.
Created: Thursday, January 27, 2011 9:17 am

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Battling the top team in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference as well as the flu was too much for Southwestern to handle Wednesday as they dropped the key matchup, 65-46. Kirkwood stormed out of the gates behind three three-point goals from guard Michael Weber. The Spartans were ice cold in the first half from the floor, managing only 18% from the field. Keeping composure in the second half, the Spartans were more efficient on both ends of the floor, but the deficit was too great to overcome. The Spartans remain in a tie for third in the league, and have a key conference battle with Iowa Lakes Saturday at 4 p.m. in Creston.

Created: Monday, January 24, 2011 12:58 pm

swcc_vs_niacc_MG_0615Southwestern took on a soaring North Iowa Area team Saturday in Creston and emerged with a satisfying 69-62 win. The victory moved Southwestern into 3rd alone in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference, one game behind Kirkwood and Iowa Central. Both teams scored frequently in the game's first 10 minutes, and Southwestern took a 39-32 lead into half. NIACC continued to change defenses, and eventually took a 58-54 lead with five minutes to play. The Spartans answered back, keyed by a huge three-pointer from Austin Emerson at the end of the shot clock to put the Spartans up five with just under two minutes to play.

Read more: Spartans Move Into Third in Conference

Created: Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:12 am
Down 17 points at one time in the second half, Southwestern rallied at Marshalltown to cut the lead to 5, but the furious comeback fell short when the Tigers made some key stops and grabbed a big offensive rebound off a missed free throw. The final margin resulted in a Marshalltown win, 76-62. The Tigers came out of the gates strong, connecting on their first 5 field goals, but Southwestern kept pace and led 22-20 at the halfway point of the first half.

Read more: Southwestern rally falls short