For Immediate Release
Estherville, Iowa –
Third seeded Southwestern Spartans will take on second seeded Iowa Lakes Lakers on March 8th at 7 PM in the Laker Gymnasium of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals. Lakers' Head Coach Troy Larson said, "Southwestern is a good team and they are well coached."
The Spartans and Lakers split their regular season series 1-1 with each team winning on their home courts. When asked Coach Larson about the keys to being successful in the game, he stated, "We have to out rebound Southwestern. When we out rebound the opposing team good things usually happen for us." In their first matchup, the Spartans won 81-91. The Lakers had five more total rebounds than SWCC. The next time around the Lakers out rebounded the Spartans by 21 and the Lakers won 94-86.
The Lakers defeated North Iowa Area Community College 81-80 to move onto the ICCAC semifinal round. Four players for the Lakers were in double figures in points. Christian Kyles finished the night with 14 points and seven rebounds. Dennis Joiner and Solomon Clayton had 10 points each. Nick Wagner finished the night with a team high of 19 points. Kyle Beisch made the game winning three pointer at the buzzer to give the Lakers the win.
The latest national rankings have Iowa Lakes ranked 19th. Southwestern is ranked 15th.
The Lakers will tip off against the Spartans Thursday night at 7:00 PM.