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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Thresher men let Bethany slip by

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  • LINDSBORG — For the fourth straight game, the Bethel College men’s basketball team held a halftime lead, but couldn’t come away with the win, falling to Bethany College 68-63 Saturday in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play in Lindsborg. The loss sets the Threshers back to 1-10, 0-2 in KCAC play. Bethany improves to 6-3, 2-0 in KCAC play. The loss was Bethel’s seventh straight. Bethel led 33-32 at the half. Bethany was led by Ray Purtle with 25 points. Trey Beachum added 10. Bethel was led by Lee Griffin with 22 points. Bethel hosts Friends at 8 p.m. Thursday.BETHEL (1-10, 0-2 KCAC) — Haywood 0-1 1-2 1, Griffin 4-9 12-18 22, Watson III 2-7 1-2 5, Green 0-2 0-0 0, Howard 4-8 0-0 9, Cape 4-5 1-2 9, Moore 3-6 0-2 6, Hodge 0-5 2-2 2, Arciniega 4-11 1-1 9, Eicher 0-3 0-0 0, TOTALS 21-57 18-29 63. BETHANY (6-3, 2-0 KCAC) — McLin 0-0 0-0 0, Abad 1-3 0-0 3, Beachum 3-17 4-7 10, Purtle 8-17 7-9 25, Ahlvers 1-2 3-3 5, Bieberle 1-2 0-0 3, Childress 1-5 1-2 3, Nelson 2-4 0-1 4, Heald 2-5 0-0 4, Dodson 0-0 2-2 2, Mihalein 3-4 3-4 9, TOTALS 22-59 20-28 68. Bethel 33 30 —63 Bethany 32 36 —68 Total fouls — Bethel 24, Bethany 25. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — Bethel: Howard. 3-point shooting — Bethel 3-12 (Griffin 2-3, Watson III 0-2, Green 0-1, Howard 1-4, Moore 0-1, Hodge 0-1), Bethany 4-14 (Abad 1-3, Purtle 2-7, Bieberle 1-2, Childress 0-2). Rebounds — Bethel 44 (Arciniega 8), Bethany 31 (Mihalein 7). Assists — Bethel 5 (Watson III 2), Bethany 5 (five with 1). Turnovers — Bethel 22 (Arciniega 5), Bethany 17 (Ahlvers 5). Blocked shots — Bethel 2 (Griffin 1, Watson III 1), Bethany 6 (Ahlvers 2, Mihalein 2). Steals — Bethel 10 (three with 2), Bethany 10 (Ahlvers 4).   

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