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Camry Jones February 23, 2022

It has been over a month since the Bears have experienced a loss, and they plan to continue this hot streak going into regions.  

Since January 8, the DMACC men’s basketball team has been on a 12-game win streak, including 3rd ranked Iowa Lakes and 4th ranked Iowa Western. The Bears suffered a tight schedule in February, playing seven games within 15 days. During this winning streak, the Bears averaged 86 points a game and a winning gap of 26 points against their opponents.

Stand out player, Jadan Graves, has been a huge impact on the Bears this season and especially over the last month.

 In those 12 games, Graves averaged around 19 points while playing an impressive average of 29 minutes per game. A huge statistic that stands out in the books is that Graves was 57% successfully from the three-point line during those 12 games. This mark is well above average, considering most three-point shooters average 30-40%. These are the types of statistics that go to show how much work and gym time Graves puts in to make himself a dominant point guard on the court.

Another player that stands out on the court at the center position is Goanar Biliew. Standing at about 6’8”, there is not much that this CoFr can’t do. 

Throughout the last 12 games, Biliew averaged 14 points per game including a career-high of 31 points against Iowa Western during the home victory. Averaging seven rebounds and about two blocks per game, Biliew has been a huge part of the Bear’s success over the last month and will continue his dominant presence going into the regional games.

Tonight the Bears go into their home matchup against the Kirkwood Eagles being 13-2 in the conference. Earlier in the season, the Eagles topped the Bears by just three points in overtime. Both teams compete tonight for the conference championship and the  #1 seed in this weekend’s Region IX tournament. 

Pack the Den tonight for the doubleheader starting at 5:30 for the women’s team and the men to follow.