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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Bethel women rally for win

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  • After scoring just 12 points in the first half, it looked like the Bethel College women’s basketball team was off to another depressing loss in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The Threshers reversed their fortunes in the second half to claim a 53-50 win over McPherson College at Thresher Gym. Bethel shot just four of 19 from the field in the first half, trailing 24-12. McPherson led by 15 with 15:43 remaining in the game, but the Threshers stormed back, leading by as many as seven with 1:55 to play and surviving a late comeback. Bethel was 14 of 24 shooting in the second half, while McPherson was eight of 21. Bethel was 10 of 11 from the free throw line in the second halfm, while McPherson was eight of 17. Katie Regier led the Threshers with 18 points, hitting six of six from the line and six of 11 from the field. Lauren Ulrich added nine points. McPherson, 11-8 overall and 5-4 in KCAC play, was led by Cheyenne Eisenhour with 15 points. Bethel improves to 6-12, 2-7 in KCAC play, snapping a four-game losing streak. The Threshers play Saint Mary at 5 p.m. Saturday in Leavenworth.
    McPHERSON (11-8, 5-4 KCAC) — Cramer 3-7 2-4 8, Eisenhour 3-4 7-12 15, Brown 3-7 1-2 8, Brewster 2-7 2-2 7, Chambers 2-6 2-3 6, Short 0-1 0-0 0, Cooper 0-2 0-0 0, Puttergill 2-7 0-0 4, Engelbert 1-4 0-0 2, TOTALS 16-45 14-23 50. BETHEL (6-12, 2-7 KCAC) — Durant 0-4 0-2 0, Ebenkamp 1-4 2-4 4, Ulrich 1-7 6-7 9, Regier 6-11 6-6 18, Wilkerson 2-3 0-0 6, Zerger 0-5 0-0 0, Scott 1-1 0-0 2, Brit.Bates 3-3 0-0 6, Tschetter 4-5 0-0 8, TOTALS 18-43 14-19 53. McPherson 24 26 —50 Bethel 12 41 —53 Total fouls — MC 16, BC 19. Technical fouls — BC: Ulrich. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — MC 4-13 (Cramer 0-2, Eisenhour 2-2, Brown 1-3, Brewster 1-2, Short 0-1, Puttergill 0-3), BC 3-8 (Ulrich 1-4, Wilkerson 2-2, Zerger 0-2). Rebounds — MC 30 (Chambers 7), BC 32 (Regier 7). Assists — MC 8 (Eisenhour 3), BC 8 (Wilkerson 2). Turnovers — MC 25 (Eisnhour 6), BC 27 (Durant 5, Regier 5). Blocked shots — MC 1 (Eisenhour 1), BC 7 (Scott 2, Tschetter 2). Steals — MC 5 (five with 1), BC 14 (Ulrich 3, Brit.Bates 3).
     
     
     
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