Spartans back to winning ways

J.P. O’Hagan, Staff Reporter

The struggling Spartans got back on track following the lead of junior guard Julien Person as Case Western beat the University of Chicago. Person’s career high 30 points was the spark the Spartans needed after dropping the past three games.

Person’s stats in the points column was nicely complemented by his eight rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals. Other Spartans who helped lead the charge were forward Dane McLoughlin who added 15 point and David Thompson who posted nine points and 16 rebounds and five blocks.

A lot of back and forth marked the beginning of the game but a strong 10-3 run late in the first half made the low scoring game 25-17 with three minutes left to play. The back and forth continued to become a 30-21 lead for the Spartans heading into the half. The Spartans jumped out of the slow two sided play with a 12-5 run to start the second half. Chicago battled back with a 10-2 run to pull back with in eight, but Person’s dominate play crushed any hope of a Maroons comeback leading to the 77-58 final score.

Next weekend the Spartans will look to get firmly back in the wins column playing at home against Brandeis University on Friday and then New York University on Sunday.