The Bethel College menís basketball team has a tough task ahead of it in the season opener.
The Bethel College menís basketball team has a tough task ahead of it in the season opener.The Threshers face Northwestern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. Friday in Alva, Okla.The Rangers are a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division I school in the Sooner Athletic Conference. NWOSU was picked to finish fifth out of 12 teams.The Rangers are led by NAIA Division I honorable mention All-American Brandon Brown, All-SAC forward Termaine Snyder and guard Jason Rogers, a transfer from NCAA Division I Stephen F. Austin State.Brown averaged 13.17 points a game. Snyder averaged 11.42 points and 5.42 rebounds a game. Rogers averaged 1.1 points a game in 20 games for Stephen F. Austin, which reached the NIT last season.Bethel is looking to improve from last yearís 9-20 season. Leading returnees for the Threshers are senior guard Jordon Regehr, who averaged 10.38 points and 1.48 steals a game; sophomore forward Matt Regier, who averaged 10.10 points and 5.43 rebounds a game; senior guard Todd Rambo, who averaged 9.41 points and 2.14 assists a game; and sophomore guard Thomas Buckner, who averaged 8.15 points and 2.96 assists a game.Regier is expected to miss the first few weeks of the season while he is with the football team. Bethel roster10 Jordon Regehr, sr., G, 5-10, Halstead12 Aaron Gingerich, jr., G, 5-8, Kalona, Iowa20 Cody Cole, sr., G, 6-0, Cunningham21 Mikey Doll, so., G, 5-11, Goodland22 Shawn Sullivan, jr., G, 6-1, Huchinson23 Thomas Buckner, so., G, 5-10, San Antonio30 Scott Goering, sr., G, 5-10, Pretty Prairie32 Brody Grove, jr., G, 5-10, Belleville34 Todd Rambo, sr., G, 6-2, Newton35 Brent Stutzman, sr., G, 5-11, Haven40 Daniel Klaassen, so., G, 6-4, Whitewater42 Ri'Tea Acosta, fr., F, 6-6, San Antonio44 Matt Regier, so., F, 6-5, Whitewater50 Greg Fletcher, jr., C, 6-7, Meriden, Conn.52 Dustin Ketchum, sr., F, 6-6, HutchinsonEric Regier, fr., G, 5-8, HaysvilleSherman Boyd, fr., G, 6-0, Kansas City, Kan.Austin Bumgarner, fr., F, 6-4, MoundridgeMervin Brookins, sr., G, 6-1, SacramentoKenton Tennal, jr., G, 5-8, CentraliaJohn Watson III, fr., G, 6-1, San AntonioTrey Ronnebaum, fr., G, 6-1, Wichita 2008-09 Schedule October 31 @ Northwest Oklahoma State 7 p.m. Nov. 7 @ McPherson Classic: Haskell Indian Nations 6 p.m. Nov. 8 @ McPherson Classic: Avila 4 p.m. Nov. 14 Bethel Classic: Langston 6 p.m. Nov. 15 Bethel Classic: Southwest Assemblies 3 p.m. Nov. 18 @ Newman (exhibition) 7 p.m. Nov. 21 @ Friends Classic: Oklahoma Wesleyan 4 p.m. Nov. 22 @ Friends Classic: Hastings 2 p.m. Nov. 28 @ Hastings Classic: Doane 4 p.m. Nov. 29 @ Hastings Classic: Hastings 6 p.m. Dec. 4 @ Sterling 8 p.m.Dec. 6 Ottawa 7 p.m.Dec. 11 @ Bethany 8 p.m.Dec. 13 @ McPherson 7 p.m.Jan. 2 @ Metro State (exhibition) 7 p.m. Jan. 3 @ Colorado School of the Mines (exhibition) 7 p.m. Jan. 8 Southwestern 8 p.m.Jan. 10 Tabor 7 p.m.Jan. 15 @ Friends 8 p.m.Jan. 17 University of Saint Mary 7 p.m.Jan. 22 @ Kansas Wesleyan 8 p.m.Jan. 24 Sterling 7 p.m.Jan. 29 @ Ottawa 8 p.m.Jan. 31 Bethany 7 p.m.Feb. 5 McPherson 8 p.m.Feb. 7 @ Southwestern Winfield, KS 7 p.m.Feb. 12 @ Tabor 8 p.m.Feb. 14 Friends 7 p.m.Feb. 19 @ University of Saint Mary 8 p.m.Feb. 21 Kansas Wesleyan 7 p.m.Feb. 23 KCAC Tournament Play-In Game TBA 7 p.m. Feb. 26 KCAC Tournament Quarterfinals TBA 7 p.m. Feb. 28 KCAC Tournament Semifinals TBA 2 p.m. March 3 KCAC Tournament Finals TBA 7 p.m.