Saturday against Hastings College at the Friends Classic, the Threshers found a way to come from behind, stopping the Broncos 80-77 at Garvey Gym in Wichita.


The Bethel College men’s basketball team has a knack for falling behind this season.

Saturday against Hastings College at the Friends Classic, the Threshers found a way to come back, stopping the Broncos 80-77 at Garvey Gym in Wichita.

Bethel improves to 2-5. Hastings falls to 3-7.

Bethel trailed 44-32 at the half. The Threshers were 30 of 55 from the field while Hastings was 30 of 50. Bethel hit 12 of 20 from 3-point range, outscoring Hastings 32-24 from beyond the arc.

Todd Rambo led the Threshers with 17 points, followed by Aaron Gingerich with 12 points. Scott Goering and Thomas Buckner added 11 points each.

Waid Vontz scored 23 points for Hastings, followed by Jeremiah Slough with 14, Derek Fletcher with 11 and Scott Wissing with 10.

Bethel travels to Hastings, Neb., at 4 p.m. today to face Doane College in the Hastings Classic. Bethel gets a rematch with Hastings at 6 p.m. Saturday to close classic play.

BETHEL (2-5) — Rambo 6-11 4-6 17, Klaassen 0-0 0-0 0, Regehr 2-7 0-0 6, Goering 4-5 0-0 11, Buckner 5-9 0-0 11, Gingerich 5-5 0-0 12, Cole 0-2 3-4 3, Doll 2-2 0-0 6, Stutzman 2-8 0-0 5, Ronnebaum 1-2 1-2 3, Acosta 3-4 0-0 6, TOTALS 30-55 8-12 80.

HASTINGS (3-7) — Wissing 4-8 2-5 10, Wamsley 2-4 0-0 4, Spooner 2-4 4-5 8, Slough 6-11 0-1 14, Vontz 9-10 1-2 23, Olson 0-0 0-0 0, Dossett 1-1 0-0 2, Fletcher 4-8 2-4 11, McNurlin 2-4 0-0 5, Bender 0-0 0-0 0, TOTALS 30-50 9-17 77.

Bethel 32 48 —80

Hastings 44 33 —77

Total fouls — BC 15, HC 18. 3-point shooting — BC 12-20 (Rambo 1-2, Regehr 2-4, Goering 3-3, Buckner 1-2, Gingerich 2-2, Doll 2-2, Stutzman 1-5), HC 8-12 (Wissing 0-2, Spooner 0-1, Slough 2-2, Vontz 4-4, Fletcher 1-2, McNurlin 1-1). Rebounds — BC 22 (Cole 6), HC 32 (Wamsley 7). Assists — BC 19 (Cole 4), HC 21 (Wissing 6). Turnovers — BC 15 (Goering 3), HC 19 (Spooner 7). Blocked shots — BC 1 (Rambo 1), HC 1 (Fletcher 1). Steals — BC 8 (Cole 3), HC 7 (Vontz 3).