The Bethel College men’s basketball team lost its seventh straight, falling to Ottawa University 60-58 Saturday in KCAC play at Thresher Gym.


The Bethel College men’s basketball team lost its seventh straight, falling to Ottawa University 60-58 Saturday in KCAC play at Thresher Gym.

Bethel falls to 5-14, 3-7 in KCAC play. Ottawa snaps a three-game skid, improving to 5-15, 3-7 in KCAC play. The two teams split their regular-season series.

Ottawa led 34-27 at the half, holding the Threshers off in the second half.

Isaac Johnston led Ottawa with 18 points. Corey Smith scored 17 points.

Matt Regier scored 13 points to lead Bethel.

Bethel hosts Tabor at 8 p.m. Thursday.

OTTAWA (5-15, 3-7 KCAC) — Tate 1-3 0-0 2, C.Smith 8-15 0-0 17, Sloan 3-9 0-0 7, Schreiner 3-9 0-0 9, Johnston 6-11 6-8 18, Dippel 0-7 0-0 0, Carter 2-4 0-0 4, Doucette 0-0 0-2 0, Belobrajdic 0-0 0-0 0, G.Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Floberg 0-1 0-0 0, Chandler 1-2 0-0 3, TOTALS 24-62 6-10 60.

BETHEL (5-14, 3-7 KCAC) — M.Regier 4-8 5-8 13, Schneider 4-14 0-0 8, Watson 2-7 0-0 6, Grove 2-7 1-1 6, Gingerich 3-8 0-0 7, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, E.Regier 1-1 0-0 3, Bumgarner 0-1 0-0 0, Benton 4-4 0-2 8, Sullivan 2-7 2-2 7, Cummins 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 22-58 8-13 58.

Ottawa 34 26 —60

Bethel 27 31 —58

Total fouls — OU 12, BC 14. 3-point shooting — OU 6-26 (C.Smith 1-5, Sloan 1-5, Schreiner 3-8, Johnston 0-1, Dippel 0-5, Chandler 1-2), BC 6-17 (Schneider 0-4, Watson 2-3, Grove 1-2, Gingerich 1-3, E.Regier 1-1, Sullivan 1-4). Rebounds — OU 34 (Sloan 8), BC 39 (M.Regier 8). Assists — OU 16 (Johston 6), BC 13 (Gingerich 6). Turnovers — OU 11 (three with 2), BC 17 (M.Regier 4, Watson 4). Blocked shots — OU 1 (Tate 1), BC 2 (Benton 1, Cummins 1). Steals — OU 6 (Johston 4), BC 8 (Watson 3).