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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

Created: Monday, January 17, 2011 10:01 am

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Having won two conference games on the road so far, Southwestern got a much-needed home conference win against Clinton Saturday, 65-59. The win pushes the Spartans to 3-2 in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play, with key battles against Kirkwood and North Iowa Area remaining. Southwestern ran its unique style well, freeing up shooters who were able to convert (Tyler Smith (pictured) 4-5 from behind the arc; Austin Emerson for 16 total points).

Read more: Spartans hang tough in conference with home win

Created: Friday, January 14, 2011 9:19 am

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Pumped up and ready for the game against the No. 2 Bears, the Spartans came out of the gate with great intensity and defense. However, they found themselves unable to keep up with the scoring pace of the Bears team letting them slowly slip away. Read more about the game in "No. 2-rated Bears pull away, 61-41" on the Creston News Advertiser Web site or in the Jan. 13 edtion of the CNA.

The Spartan's next game will be at home Sat., Jan. 15 against Clinton CC. Game time is 3 pm.