DMACC Men’s and Women’s basketball are through their first week of the new season. Here is how things have played out so far for the Bears.
The men’s basketball team picked up right where they left off last season, starting their new campaign 3-0. Following a championship season in 2021 and a 3rd place finish last year, the Bears are poised for another successful season. This is the Bears’ first year under new head coach Blake Sandquist, who was interviewed before the season by Banner News. The interview can be found on Banner News’ Spotify page.
So far, the Bears have been victorious by a large margin in their first three contests. They are averaging 87.3 points per game, while only allowing 65 points per game. Their three victories have been over Kansas City Kansas, Spoon River, and Community Christian (Michigan). The Bears are shooting just under 52% from the field this season, as well as 40% from behind the arc. Jaron Crews leads the team in scoring, averaging 14 points per game. The Bears will play their next eight games at home, including the home opener tonight vs. Graceland University JV.
The DMACC Women’s basketball recently competed in the Bank of Valley Classic in Columbus, Nebraska. The Lady Bears went 1-1 in the weekend tournament, beating Southeast Community College (Nebraska) 60-58, and losing the second game of the tournament to Central Community College (Nebraska) 68-65. Like the men’s team, the Lady Bears are featuring a new head coach in Jocelyn Kovarik. Kovarik has been with the program for the past 12 seasons, under former longtime head coach Steve Krafcisin. Check back for an interview with Coach Kovarik on Banner News’ Spotify page.
The Lady Bears are averaging 62.5 points in their two games so far this season. Jensen Archibald leads the Lady Bears in scoring, averaging 18.5 points per game. Camry Jones is off to a great start as well, averaging 10.5 points per game along with six rebounds per game. The Lady Bears will next compete in the Kirkwood classic, this coming weekend, November 11-12.
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