The Spartans mens basketball team hosted Northland CTC and looked to avenge an earlier season loss. The game started off with both teams struggling to score points. The Pioneers were able to take a 36-29 lead into halftime. The second half saw the Spartans mount a comeback and take the lead with a few minutes left to play. They were unable to hold onto that lead and dropped the contest 72-64. The loss drops the Spartans to 2-4.
The Spartans shot 40% from the field and 23% from behind the arc. Three Spartans were able to reach double digits in scoring. Jonas Baune led the team with 19 points followed by Zakaria Zaid with 13 points. Renell Edwards came off the bench and added 12 points. Zaid led the Spartans in rebounding with 8 and was followed by Alex Hendricks with 7. Edwards added 6 assists followed by Nic Pearson with 4.
The Spartans will travel to Mayville, North Dakota on Thursday, December 5th to face Mayville State JV. The Spartans hosted them earlier in the year and won the game 90-65. Opening tip is scheduled for 7:00 pm.