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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Basketball: Spires back on track

  • After suffering its first conference loss last week, the Saint Mary men’s basketball team wasted little time getting back in the win column.
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  • After suffering its first conference loss last week, the Saint Mary men’s basketball team wasted little time getting back in the win column.
    On Saturday, the Spires utilized a second-half sputter to dispatch visiting McPherson 72-60.
    With Sterling College’s loss, the victory gives USM a two-game cushion a top the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference heading into the regular season’s final four games.
    Versus McPherson, Saint Mary went from being up 29-27 at half to winning by double digits thanks in large part to its offensive execution. The club posted 43 second-half points, 10 more than its guests, to claim the win.
    Five Spires finished in double-digit scoring, the most going to JEB Greenberg, who had 17.
    On Thursday, the squad will travel to Bethany College to try and improve on its 19-6 overall, 13-1 league record. The game starts at 8 p.m.
    The Lady Spires also hosted McPherson on Saturday, where it fell 73-54 at the hands of its visitors.
    Only one Lady Spire finished with double-digit points, that being Shelby Watson with 13.
    USM, now 8-18 overall and 2-12 in league, will play Bethany at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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