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Created: Thursday, November 6, 2014 2:42 pm

The Spartans hosted the Graceland University JV on Monday, November 3. Coming off of a heart-breaking buzzer-beater loss over the weekend, the Spartans struggled to focus and keep up visiting Yellow Jackets. The final was Graceland 73, SWCC 53. Jazzlyn Wimbush had 14 points and three rebounds. Olivia Reifert added eight points and seven boards.

The Spartans will hit the road and try to regroup on Thursday to face the York College JV in York, NE.

Created: Monday, November 3, 2014 9:38 am

The Spartans openned up their season hosting the Grand View University JV Vikings on Saturday, November 1. The Spartans took and three point lead into the lockeroom at the half 39-36. The Spartans tied the score at 64 with a few seconds left in the second half. The Vikings inbouded the ball and ran it up the floor and made a shot at the buzzer to take the win from the Spartans 64-66.

Read more: Buzzer-Beater Heartbreak for Spartans

Created: Monday, May 19, 2014 4:19 pm

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Creston, IA—Fort Madison basketball standout LaStella Slack, a 5’10” post player, has made the decision to head to Southwestern Community College (SWCC) and play for the Spartans’ second-year women’s basketball coach Addae Houston.

Slack, who is a May 2014 graduate of Fort Madison High School, was a second team Southeastern All-Conference selection, as well as a Southeastern Conference All-Star Team selection her senior year. She averaged 10 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Slack excelled academically as well, being selected as a member of the National Honor Society and named to the Southeastern Conference All-Academic Team.

Houston is confident Slack’s athletic and academic abilities will make her a strong student-athlete at SWCC. “LaStella is an outstanding player—a strong rebounder, and an all-around athlete,” Houston explained. “She is going to add depth to the post position for us and that is an area where we lacked last season.”

Slack, the daughter of Danny and Brenda Slack of Fort Madison, said she is excited for the opportunity to play basketball at Southwestern.


Seated (L to R): Danny, LaStella, and Brenda Slack

Standing: Charles Knipe, Fort Madison High School head girls’ basketball coach, and Addae Houston, SWCC head women’s basketball coach


Created: Thursday, May 1, 2014 3:23 pm

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Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston headed to Wilton to find his latest recruit, Olivia Reifert.

Houston is anxious to get Reifert on the court for the Spartans to help with a key game changer--rebounding. Reifert averaged 13.2 rebounds per game during her senior season in high school.

Reifert, who will graduate from Wilton High School later this month, was named 2013 Cedar Valley Conference honorable mention and 2014 River Valley Conference second team. She was selected to play in the 2014 River Valley Conference senior all-star game. Academically, Reifert was named 2014 Academic All-State, received the Governor’s Scholar Award, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has been on the honor roll throughout high school and will be valedictorian of her graduating class. In addition, she served on the National Council on Youth Leadership.

Read more: SWCC Coach Recruits Wilton Athlete for Rebounding Assistance on the Court