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Created: Friday, December 9, 2011 1:30 pm

The Southwestern Women’s Basketball Team traveled to Kansas City Kansas Community College last night in a rematch from the Spartans victory earlier in the season. Playing without their leading scorer, the Spartans managed to stay close throughout the first half until a late run by KCK put their lead to double-digits. At halftime, the Spartans discussed the need to keep KCK off the offensive glass and work the basketball into the paint on a more consistent basis. Unfortunately, Southwestern continued to get beat on the boards and also started to turn the ball over against ever-increasing pressure. Kansas City used their defense and translated it into transition three-point baskets and easy layups. Although Southwestern played a better offensive game in the second half, it was not enough as they fell 62-36.

Read more: Spartans Lose Chance at Sweep

Created: Thursday, December 1, 2011 11:58 am

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The Spartans took on the North Central Missouri Pirates in a battle on Wednesday evening. At the end of the first half the Spartans trailed 21-27. Despite trailing going into the half, the Spartans were far from giving up.

Six minutes into the second half, the Spartans took the lead, 31-29. After that, both teams had a long back and forth scoring, keeping the game close. With just seven minutes left, the Spartans went on a run taking a six point lead, 43-37. The Pirates upped their offense, and brought it back to being a two point game with just two minutes left.

The second half ended at 48-48, sending the girls into overtime. Going back and forth with free throws and three pointers, the Pirates managed to find the lead one last time and end the game with a final score of 52-54.

Read more: Spartans Fall Short in OT

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.