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Created: Monday, February 13, 2012 9:17 am

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After falling to DMACC by 21 points a month ago, the Southwestern women’s basketball team traveled to Boone to see if they could keep the game closer in round two. Unfortunately, early turnovers proved costly as the Spartans fell down by 19 in the first half before ultimately losing by that margin, with a final score of 68-49. Southwestern was forced into 15 first half turnovers, in large part because of their inability to pass out of traps. DMACC pressed the Spartans much of the first 20 minutes, trapping the Spartans anytime the ball fell against the sideline or baseline. Coach Brett Gilcrist commented, “I told the team at halftime that although we were down almost 20, we actually played well in the first half. When we got the ball into the halfcourt, we did a good job of running our offense. Our goal coming out of halftime was to cut into the lead by taking better care of the ball and handling their pressure.”

Read more: Spartans Stay Close But Fall to #11 DMACC

Created: Thursday, February 9, 2012 1:15 pm

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During last night's game vs. North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), the Spartans started off the game with a back and forth battle.  The girls went into halftime with a score of 24-29, NIACC. The second half looked much like the first, with both teams keeping it close. With five minutes left on the clock, the Spartan women were up by six, 54-49. The Spartans managed to keep a strong five point buffer between them and NIACC for the rest of the game. The final score was 67-57, Spartans win.

Assistant Coach Amanda Dahlseng said, "The girls were pumped up all day and ready for tonight's game. The last game didn’t go the way the girls wanted it, and they were ready for a win tonight. Even though at the start we were down 9-2, we didn’t give up and we just pushed forward. This was a win that every person on the team helped contribute to."

The Spartans next game will be this Saturday, February 11, against DMACC in Boone at 1 pm. 

Created: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:56 am

After the two teams met to open the conference, Southwestern Community College traveled to Cedar Rapids last night in attempt to pay the Eagles back for huge loss on their home floor. Unfortunately, the Spartans failed in their efforts, falling 102-39 to the nationally-ranked Kirkwood Eagles. The Eagles jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead and never looked back from there! With sharp shooting from outside and a bevy of post players, Kirkwood left the Southwestern women scrambling all over the floor. To make matters worse, KCC dominated the glass in holding the Spartans to a season-low 13 rebounds while forcing 23 turnovers.

Read more: Spartans Fall to #6 Kirkwood

Created: Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:21 pm


Last night, the Southwestern Community College Women’s Basketball Team won its first conference game of the season, defeating Iowa Lakes Community College 43-35. In relative control of the game throughout the night, the Spartans put forth their best defensive effort of the season.

Coach Gilcrist commented, “The most crucial point in the game, in my opinion, actually took place during the first seven minutes of action when we missed a countless number of open opportunities but maintained our composure. We have struggled to shoot at times throughout this season, but I cannot express how proud I am of our girls for never loosing focus on the defensive end and remaining confident offensively. I’m sure it was an ugly game for some to watch, but seeing how well we defended their athletes made me very proud!”

Read more: Spartans Net First Conference Win of Season