The M State Spartan women's basketball team was looking to get there first win of the season on Saturday. Things did not start out well for the Spartans as they found themselves down at half 29-22. Riverland outscored the Spartans 13-5 in the second quarter. The Spartans came out in the 3rd quarter and jumped all over Riverland putting up 17 points compared to their 7. The final quarter saw both teams battle it out but the Spartans were able to hold on and win 56 - 54. With the win the Spartans improved to 1-4 on the season and 1-2 in the MCAC.
Alison Kranz posted her second straight double-double for the Spartans. She put up 25 points and pulled down 17 rebounds. Jayna Gronewald added 20 points and had 7 rebounds. Sabrina Fronning dished out 5 assists and had 3 steals.
The Spartan women will continue the homestand on Wednesday when they take on Sisseston-Wahpeton. Opening tip is scheduled for 5:30 pm.