The Bethel College men’s basketball team was outscored 44-24 in the second half, allowing Ottawa to break open a six-point game and claim an 81-55 win Thursday in KCAC play in Ottawa.




OTTAWA — The Bethel College men’s basketball team was outscored 44-24 in the second half, allowing Ottawa to break open a six-point game and claim an 81-55 win Thursday in KCAC play in Ottawa.
Ottawa improves to 13-8, 8-3 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to 3-17, 1-10 in KCAC, dropping eight straight.
Ottawa led 37-31 at the half.
David Birch led Ottawa with 22 points, followed by Phil McClintock with 13, Matt Green with 12 and Clint Brightman with 10.
Jordon Regehr led Bethel with 16 points.
Bethel hosts Bethany at 7 p.m. Saturday.
BETHEL (3-17, 1-10 KCAC) — Regehr 5-10 2-2 16, Cole 2-3 0-0 4, Goering 1-3 0-0 2, Rambo 2-5 1-2 5, Tennal 1-4 0-0 3, Doll 1-3 2-4 4, Boyd 1-2 0-0 3, Stutzman 0-3 0-0 0, Grove 1-2 0-0 3, Sullivan 0-0 0-0 0, Klaassen 1-5 1-2 4, Regier 3-6 0-0 6, Prince 0-0 0-0 0, Acosta 1-4 0-0 2, TOTALS 20-53 6-10 55.
OTTAWA (13-8, 8-3 KCAC) — Brightman 4-7 2-2 10, McClintock 3-8 7-8 13, Green 4-7 2-2 12, Birch 8-9 3-3 22, Johnston 0-1 0-0 0, Sloan 1-1 0-0 3, Smith 2-2 2-2 8, Fagan 0-0 0-0 0, Janzen 1-1 0-0 2, Carter 1-1 2-2 4, Douchette 0-1 0-0 0, Riedel 0-0 0-1 0, Schreiner 0-0 0-0 0, VanderVelde 1-2 0-0 2, Anderson 2-3 1-2 5, TOTALS 27-43 19-22 81.
Bethel 31 24 —55
Ottawa 37 44 —81
Total fouls — BC 15, OU 14. Technical fouls — OU: McClinctock. Fouled out — BC: Rambo. 3-point shooting — BC 9-22 (Regehr 4-7, Goering 0-1, Rambo 0-2, Tennal 1-2, Doll 0-2, Boyd 1-2, Stutzman 0-1, Grove 1-2, Klaassen 1-2, Ronnebaum 1-1), OU 8-15 (Brightman 0-1, McClintock 0-3, Green 2-4, Birch 3-3, Johnston 0-1, Sloan 1-1, Smith 2-2). Rebounds — BC 23 (Cole 5), OU 30 (McClintock 8). Assists — BC 13 (Cole 4), OU 18 (Green 4). Turnovers — BC 21 (Goering 4), OU 17 (Brightman 4). Blocked shots — BC 0, OU 0. Steals — BC 10 (three with 2), OU 11 (McClintock 7).