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The Spartans hosted the Ellsworth Panthers on Saturday, January 11, in their first home game of 2014. This back-and-forth matchup was a closely contested game throughout with Ellsworth heading into the locker room at the half up by seven, 30-23.
Head Coach Addae Houston said, “We are still struggling to play a complete game for forty minutes. We played well in spurts but that is not good enough in this conference to get wins. There are signs of improvement but we need to continue to get better.”
The Spartans headed to Boone on Wednesday, January 8 to take on the DMACC Bears for a tough conference matchup. A strong half court press from DMACC forced early turnovers which lead to some easy transition points for the Bears.
Head Coach Addae Houston commented, “We did our best to prepare for their pressure but trying to simulate what a team does best is difficult to practice and we struggled with it throughout the game.”
Despite playing better in the second half, the Bears lead was too much for the Spartans to overcome. Kristin Klocksiem led scoring for the Spartans with 10 points.
The Spartan women have continued their season progress by picking up their first conference win. This win on the road against Southeastern CC in Keokuk on Saturday, January 4 snapped a 22 game conference losing streak. A solid defensive effort and good shooting in the first half allowed the Spartans to control the game early on.
Head coach Addae Houston commented, “We moved the ball well in that half and did a good job of finding the gaps in their zone defense for some easy open looks. The lead at the end of the first half was 32-17 behind good shooting and solid defense.”
Southeastern rallied in the second half to keep the game close, led by Blackhawk Brittany Bryan with 13 points on the game. The nearly caught the Spartans with 15 second on the clock, 52-50. Southeastern would foul quickly after scoring and sent Jordan Williamson to the line. Williamson hit two critical free-throws to extend the Spartan lead to four. The Blackhawks attempted a quick three-pointer but missed and Peyton Russell grabbed the rebound to secure the win as time ran out.
The Spartans had a strong start to the visiting DI Iowa Western CC on Saturday, December 14. The Spartans started the game with hot shooting led by Morgan Knorr who had seven early first half points. Their early lead, however, was diminished behind poor transition defense and the Reiver’s Abigail Asoro 16 first half points.
The Spartans headed to the locker room down but with the game still in reach, 22-36. The second half the Spartans struggled to keep pace with their DI opponents, getting outscored 47-21. Darian Polson scored 12 second half points and finished the game with 18 points to lead all scorers. The Reivers took home the victory, 83-43.
Head Coach Addae Houston commented, “I was really proud of the way the team came out focused and playing hard against a really good Iowa Western team. Although we could not pull the game close again, It was really encouraging to see the way the team continued to battle and fight for 40 minutes.”