DMACC Men’s and Women’s teams went 1-1 on Wednesday against Iowa Western Community College. The two teams competed in a double-header vs. the Reivers on their home floor.
The DMACC Women’s team fell to the Reivers by a score of 82-64. The Bears were led by Magan Christopherson who finished with 24 points and seven rebounds in the loss. Freshman guard Payton Tahahwah had a nice game off the bench for the Bears, chipping in 10 points to go along with two steals and two blocks.
The Bears kept it close in the beginning, down single digits after the first quarter. The second quarter remained relatively the same, with the Reivers taking a 13-point lead into the halftime intermission. In the third quarter the Bears used a hot shooting stretch to bring their deficit within six points heading into the final quarter of play. The 9th ranked Reivers mimicked their first quarter, scoring 24 points for a final score of 82-64. The Bears fall to 10-7 overall and 2-5 in the ICCAC.
The DMACC Men’s team found themselves in a barn-burner against the 7th ranked Iowa Western Reivers. The Bears scored on 52 percent shooting in the 90-86 victory over the Reivers Wednesday night. Though the Bears finished victorious, it was a rough road and slow start on the way to victory. DMACC trailed by as much as 16 in the first half before exploding for a 23-6 run and would lead the Reivers at the halftime break by a score of 43-38. The Bears didn’t look back in the second half of the matchup and would never trail the Reivers for the remainder of the game.
The Bears were led by Goanar Biliew who finished with a season-high 31 points and eight rebounds. Guard Jadan Graves had a hot night shooting, going 4/4 from behind the arc. Graves would finish the night with an impressive statline of 18 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the win. The unranked Bears improved to 12-6 on the year, with a 4-2 record in the ICCAC. Though unranked, the Bears had been receiving votes prior to the matchup against the Reivers. After a hard-fought win vs. the 7th ranked team, the Bears will surely find themselves in the new poll.