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Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 9:04 am

Two teams, coming off completely different weeks, faced off Tuesday night in El Dorado, Kansas. Butler Community College, coming off a big win against Iowa Western, hosted the Southwestern Spartans, coming off a second straight loss. Despite the difference in momentum leading into the matchup, the two teams battled through three ties, one lead change, and a tight score differential throughout the first half. Mixing between a Box-and-one and 2-3 zone defense, the Spartans were able to neutralize the athleticism of the Grizzlies and force them out of their offensive rhythm.

Read more: Loss Closes Out Spartan Roadtrip

Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:29 pm

After Thanksgiving break, the Southwestern Women’s Basketball Team traveled to Parsons, Kansas to face Labette Community College Monday night. Unfortunately, like their last game, the Spartans struggled and fell behind big early. After being locked in a 2-2 game through the first five minutes of action, Southwestern’s offensive woes began to catch up with them. An inability to handle ball pressure forced the Spartans into 26 turnovers and 23% shooting from the field. Although they played much better in the second half, it was too little, too late, as the final score registered 68-38 in favor of Labette. The Spartans were led offensively by the aggressive play of Freshman Kaley Folkerts (Bedford, IA) who scored seven points in her biggest action of the season.

Southwestern will stay overnight and play in El Dorado, KS tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 5:30 p.m. against Butler Community College.

Created: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:26 am

Tuesday November 23, the Southwestern Spartan Women's Basketball Program traveled to Highland Community College in Kansas for a game against the Lady Scotties. From the tip-off, Southwestern was pushed around and bullied by a more aggressive Highland team. Using a variety of full and half-court presses, Highland forced the Spartans into 28 turnovers and less than 20% shooting from the field. On their offensive end, the Scotties used constant ball movement and dribble penetration to attack Southwestern's zone in the middle. When all was said and done, the Spartans lost 99-37.

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Created: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 9:00 am


The Spartans took on the Kansas City Kansas Community College Lady Blue Devils Monday evening in a home match-up.  At the end of the first half the Spartans were trailing by two, but with a last second shot by Jamee Miner, the Spartans pulled ahead by one point, 36-35, going into half time. After the half, both teams were going back and forth with scoring.

With 10 minutes left in the second half, the game was tied, 40-40. Again, with just under five minutes on the clock the Spartans tied the score at 51. This trend continued until the end of the half, sending the game into overtime. With both teams shooting and making three pointers, it stayed close.  With 20 seconds left on the clock, the Spartans were behind by one point though they had the possession.

Read more: Spartans Overtake the Lady Devils by One in OT