Council Bluffs, IA -- The Iowa Western men's basketball team fell Friday to Des Moines Area Community College 81-69 at Reiver Arena as part of the Reiver Classic.
DMACC built a 13-point halftime lead and held off the Reivers in the second half. DMACC shot 52% from the field and 40% from three-point range in the winning effort.
Iowa Western's Josiah Strong tied for the game high with 21 points. Kaleb Thonton was the only other Reiver in double figures with 11.
"DMACC did a really nice job of exploiting our interior," IWCC coach Michael Johnette said. "They took advantage of that. At halftime, we made a few adjustment and were able to stem that attack a bit from them. We got the game down to five with about seven minutes to go. But they responded like the 7-1 team they are."