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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • BC women knocked out of playoffs

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  • The Bethel College women’s basketball team was knocked out of the post-season race with a 81-48 loss to Southwestern Thursday in KCAC play at Thresher Gym. Bethel falls to 7-19, 3-14 in KCAC play. Southwestern improves to 19-7 overall and 14-3 in KCAC play. With one game remaining, Southwestern is one game behind Friends for first place in the conference. Southwestern was 12 of 33 form 3-point range. Bethel was one of nine. “There wasn’t anybody that was going to beat them tonight,” Bethel coach Mark Fox said. “They were just better than us tonight. They have so many weapons. They have six kids shooting over 30 percent from three. Then they bring in three or four more right at 28 29 percent. They stretch you. They can put it on the floor. Right now, we just don’t match up well with them.” Zefiryn Bryan led Southwestern with 22 points, followed by Jessica Hobbs off the bench with 20 points and Sheri Zoglmann off the bench with 14 points. Bethel was led by Taylor Durant and Jaime Tschetter with 11 points each. Lauren Ulrich added 10. Bethel hit just 17 of 67 from the field and was outrebounded 52-41. Bethel got off to a strong start, but Southwestern was able to start hitting from outside to pull away. Up 12-11. the Threshers gave up a 28-4 run. Layups by Taylor Durant and Haley Bright at the buzzer got the Threshers back within 19, 39-20, at the end of the half. “They banked in a couple of threes off the glass and I think we kind of hung our heads a little,” Fox said. “We started getting away from what we were doing to stay in the game, controlling the pace and getting the shots we wanted. We started taking the shots they wanted us to take.” After a strong start from the field, Bethel faded to nine of 33 shooting. Southwestern was 13 of 30. The Moundbuilders held an 18-0 advantage from 3-point range. Bethel finally started getting to the line early in the second half, but hit just three of its first seven free throws. Southwestern started hitting from outside again to put the game out of reach. “Our young kids are getting better,” Fox said. “They still gave a great effort. Whether we’re up 30 or down 30, we’ve given great effort. These are character kids.” Bethel ends the season at 5 p.m. Saturday at McPherson. “We’d like to go out Saturday and do something positive to take us into the offseason,” Fox said. “We have to target some areas. We may bring in some JUCO kids to give us some help. We haven’t done that much in thr past. McPherson will be ready for us. We match up better with them. McPherson doesn’t play outside of themselves. They know their roles. We took it too them in the second half last time.”
    Page 2 of 2 - SOUTHWESTERN (19-7, 14-3 KCAC) —Bryan 8-10 5-7 22, Shaffer 1-4 0-0 2, Robinson 3-4 0-0 8, Rickey 2-5 2-2 7, Tennyson 0-7 1-2 1, VanGieson 0-0 1-2 1, Je.Hobbs 6-12 3-5 20, Jo.Hobbs 1-3 2-2 4, Zoglmann 5-7 1-2 14, Bleumer 0-0 0-0 0, Posey 0-0 0-0 0, Lovell 0-0 0-0 0, Fort 0-0 0-0 0, Watson 1-7 0-0 2, Carr 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 27-61 15-22 81. BETHEL (7-19, 3-14 KCAC) — Durant 4-12 3-4 11, Ebenkamp 0-3 3-4 3, Ulrich 2-10 5-6 10, Regier 3-5 1-2 7, Wilkerson 1-8 0-0 2, Bria.Bates 0-2 0-0 0, Zerger 0-4 0-2 0, Scott 0-3 0-0 0, Brit.Bates 0-2 0-0 0, Tschetter 5-11 1-3 11, Bright 2-7 0-0 4, TOTALS 17-67 13-21 48. S-western 39 42 —81 Bethel 20 28 —48 Total fouls — SC 15, BC 18. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — SC 12-33 (Bryan 1-2, Shaffer 0-1, Robinson 2-3, Rickey 1-3, Tennyson 0-6, Je.Hobbs 5-10, Zoglmann 3-5, Watson 0-2, Carr 0-1), BC 1-9 (Ulrich 1-2, Wilkerson 0-3, Zerger 0-2, Bright 0-2). Rebounds — SC 52 (Bryan 9), BC 41 (Tschetter 8). Assists — SC 12 (Tennyson 5), BC 10 (Ulrich 4). Turnovers — SC 12 (Tennyson 5), BC 10 (Regier 3, Bright 3). Blocked shots — SC 3 (Tennyson 2), BC 3 (three with 1). Steals — SC 7 (Shaffer 2), BC 9 (Ebenkamp 2, Wilkerson 2).
     
     
     

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