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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  •  Bethel women stop Graceland

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  • The Bethel College women’s basketball team is heading into the holiday break with a win under its belt, stopping NAIA Division I Graceland University 63-52 Saturday at Thresher Gym. Bethel snaps a three-game losing skid, improving to 5-8. The Threshers led 26-21 at the half. Bethel was 22 of 58 shooting (37.9 percent), while Graceland was 18 of 54 (33.3 percent). Bethel was outscored 21-6 from the 3-point line, but Graceland was outscored 17-9 from the free throw line. Bethel held a 46-31 rebounding edge. Taylor Durant led Bethel with 14 points. Lauren Ulrich and Katie Regier each added 12. Graceland, 2-9, was led by Jerica Smith and Ashleigh Wilson with 18 points each. Bethel avenges a 14-point loss to Graceland earlier this season in Lamoni, Iowa. Bethel returns to play at 6 p.m. Jan. 3, hosting Kansas Wesleyan.GRACELAND (2-9) — Smith 6-18 5-8 18, Garrett 0-3 0-0 0, Quirarte 1-6 1-2 3, Martinez 2-5 1-2 5, Belousova 1-4 0-0 3, Quick 2-6 0-0 5, St. Claire 0-0 0-0 0, Roane 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 6-10 2-3 18, Robertson 0-1 0-0 0, Sieleman 0-1 0-2 0, TOTALS 18-54 9-17 52. BETHEL (5-8) — Scott 1-5 2-2 4, Durant 4-12 6-6 14, Ebenkamp 1-3 4-8 6, Wilkerson 1-2 1-3 3, Bria.Bates 0-1 0-0 0, Goniea 0-0 0-0 0, Regier 6-9 0-1 12, Zerger 1-7 0-0 2, Brit.Bates 1-2 1-1 3, Bright 3-5 0-0 7, TOTALS 22-58 17-26 63. Graceland 21 31 —52 Bethel 26 37 —63 Total fouls — GU 18, BC 21. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — GU 7-19 (Smith 1-4, Belousova 1-4, Quick 1-3, Wilson 4-7, Sieleman 0-1), BC 2-9 (Ulrich 1-4, Wilkerson 0-1, Zerger 0-2, Bright 1-2). Rebounds — GU 31 (Quirarte 8), BC 46 (Regier 7). Assists — GU 11 (Garrett 3, Martinez 3), BC 10 (Zerger 3). Turnovers — GU 20 (Wilson 4), BC 21 (Durant 5). Blocked shots — GU 5 (Quirarte 2), BC 0. Steals — GU 11 (Smith 5), BC 14 (Ebenkamp 4).   
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