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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Bethel men fall at KWU

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  • SALINA — With the Bethel College men’s basketball team, small mistakes can get magnified, and nowhere was that more true than in Saturday’s 108-86 loss to Kansas Wesleyan Saturday in KCAC play in Salina. “They got the hot hand from the outside midway in the first half,” Jamison said. “They hit a couple of threes, and we never recovered from that. We ended up with 20 turnovers. You’re not going to win a lot of games, even with 15 turnovers. We had 11 assists. I believe the assist to turnover ratio should be three to one. For us, it was almost one to two. I put keys of the game on board. The first was getting back in transition, rebounding and turnovers. We got outrebounded by 10 and in defensive transition, we gave up a couple of buckets.” Bethel’s Ronnie Hodge scored 29 points with a possible school record nine 3-pointers. Hodge hit nine of 13 from 3-point range in a span of 17 minutes, one second, missing the entire first half because of what coach Alonzo Jamison called disciplinary reasons. “He made up for it in the second half,” Jamison said. “He had 29 points in about 18 minutes, which is pretty good. He has that potential. Lately, I’ve had him come off the bench. When he gets that fire in him, it’s hard to stop him.” Adam Arciniega scored 10 points. Freshman Jenson Kingsley came off the bench to score nine points, hitting three 3-pointers. Kansas Wesleyan, 7-17 overall and 4-10 in KCAC play, was led by Canon Fields with 31 points and 11 assists. Dane Brinker scored 20 points. Brock Borovetz and Dylan Hildago each scored 14 points. Michael Johnson added 12. Bethel struggled with turnovers, many unforced, from the start. Down 9-8, Bethel gave up an 9-0 run capped by back-to-back Garrett Pasold treys. Bethel got as close as four, but fell behind again, this time by as many as 20. A Brinker layup at the buzzer kept Wesleyan up by 20, 48-28, at the half. Bethel’s Albert Wilson went down with an injury as the half ended. Bethel had 12 turnovers at the half and hit just 10 of 33 from the field. Wesleyan was 19 of 43 from the field with six turnovers. Bethel played close to even with the Coyotes in the second half, losing the period by two points. “Our defense was nonexistent tonight,” Jamison said. “Our offense was clicking. I consider myself a defensive coach. It’s very frustrating right now.” Bethel falls to 2-22, 1-13 in KCAC play. With four games remaining, Bethel is three games out of eighth place for the final KCAC playoff spot. Bethel plays at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ottawa, which is on a four-game losing streak.
    Page 2 of 2 - BETHEL (2-22, 1-13 KCAC) — Watson 4-6 0-0 8, Cape 2-4 0-2 4, Moore 2-3 0-0 4, Arciniega 3-6 4-4 10, Griffin 1-8 1-3 3, Hill 2-12 3-3 7, Kingsley 3-9 0-0 9, Hodge 9-13 2-2 29, Benton 2-2 0-2 4, Yunker 1-4 0-0 2, Eicher 1-1 2-2 4, Wilson 0-2 2-3 2, TOTALS 30-70 14-23 86. KANSAS WESLEYAN (7-17, 4-10 KCAC) — Schwerdtfager 1-2 1-2 3, Brinker 6-11 6-10 20, Johnson 5-11 2-2 12, Fields 11-22 7-9 31, Borovetz 5-13 0-0 13, Hildago 4-8 5-6 14, Long 2-4 1-2 5, Pasold 3-4 0-0 9, Cowan 0-1 0-2 0, Twitty 0-0 0-0 0, Paul 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 37-77 22-33 108. Bethel 28 58 —86 K.Wes. 48 60 —108 Total fouls — BC 28, KW 20. Technical fouls — BC: Hodge. Fouled out — BC: Griffin. KW: Long, Schwardtfager. 3-point shooting — BC 12-30 (Watson 0-1, Arciniega 0-1, Griffin 0-2, Hill 0-2, Kingsley 3-8, Hodge 9-13, Yunker 0-1, Wilson 0-2), KW 12-26 (Brinker 2-3, Johnson 0-1, Fields 2-5, Borovetz 4-11, Hildago 1-3, Pasold 3-3). Rebounds — BC 40 (Benton 6), KW 50 (Long 9). Assists — BC 11 (Griffin 4), KW 19 (Fields 11). Turnovers — BC 20 (three with 3), KW 15 (Hildago 4). Blocked shots — BC 7 (seven with 1), KW 8 (Long 6). Steals — BC 9 (Cape 2, Griffin 2), KW 12 (Fields 4).
     
     
     
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