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Spartan men struggle against DMACC

Published: Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 12:15 p.m. CDT

BOONE — After allowing DMACC to start the game on a 17-0 run, the Southwestern Spartans fought their way back into the game by halftime, but couldn’t overcome the deficit in a 70-55 loss.

“We were not very good,” head coach Mike Holmes said. “We got off to a terrible start. We were actually getting some looks, just not converting anything. Defensively, we were OK. We made a few mistakes here and there. We called a timeout and got after them a little bit.”

Southwestern outscored DMACC 18-10 following the timeout to cut the lead to 27-18 at halftime.

“We were right where we wanted to be, but in the end, we didn’t stop dribble penetration well enough, didn’t rebound well enough and didn’t take care of the ball well enough,” Holmes said. “We don’t have any margin for error with those things, and we didn’t do any of the three.”

Elliott Hamdeed led the Spartans with 15 points and three assists, while Mataika Koyamainavure added 13 points with three rebounds. Tanner Kellogg scored 11 points with four rebounds.

The Spartans fall to 7-8 overall and 1-1 in ICCAC Division II play. Southwestern hosts Ellsworth (14-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday.

DMACC (70)

SOUTHWESTERN (55) — Elliott Hamdeed 4 4-5 15, Mataika Koyamainavure 3 7-9 13, Tanner Kellogg 4 0-0 11, Jared Theis 3 0-0 7, Larry Mason 2 0-0 6, Nick Lenhard 0 2-2 2, Dylan Tucker 0 1-2 1. Totals — 16 14-18 55. FG shooting — 16-46 (34 percent). 3-point goals — 9 (Lenhard 3, Kellogg 3, Mason 2, Theis 1). Rebounds — 20 (Kellogg 4, Theis 4, Koyamainavure 3, Hamdeed 3, Tucker 3).  Assists — 10 (Hamdeed 3, Matt Orchard 3). Steals — 8 (Kellogg 3). Turnovers — 24. Team fouls — 14. Fouled out  — None.

DMACC — 27 70

SWCC — 18 55

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