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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • BC men fall in finale to McPherson

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  • McPHERSON — The season finale for the Bethel College men’s basketball team tells much of the story of the Threshers’ season. Bethel stayed close with the McPherson College Bulldogs Saturday in McPherson, falling 83-78 in overtime. McPherson improves to 12-17, 6-12 in KCAC play. The Bulldogs claim the eighth seed in the KCAC post-season tournament, opening with top-seeded Saint Mary on the road. Bethel ends the season 3-25, 2-16 in KCAC play. Bethel and McPherson split the regular-season series. Bethel outscored McPherson 62-59 from the field. McPherson held a 24-16 edge from the free throw line. McPherson led 34-31 at the half. Bethel tied the game 71-71 at the end of regulation. Adam Bruner led McPherson with 21 points. Kasey Miller added 14, followed by Joey Powers with 13, Samson Shriver with 12 and Newton grad Jake Reinhardt with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Devirous Johnson had 12 rebounds. Bethel was led by Adam Arcinega with 32 points and nine rebounds. Lee Griffin added 20 points.
    BETHEL (3-25, 2-16 KCAC) — Watson III 2-5 0-0 4, Arciniega 12-23 8-10 32, Cape 2-8 2-3 6, Moore 2-9 0-0 4, Griffin 8-23 4-5 20, Kolbeck 1-3 2-2 5, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Yunker 2-2 0-0 45, Benton 1-2 0-0 2, Kingsley 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 30-77 16-20 78. McPHERSON (12-17, 6-12 KCAC) — Reinhardt 2-3 6-6 10, Roop 1-3 0-0 2, Johnson 4-6 0-0 8, Lakin 1-3 1-2 3, Miller 5-8 2-2 14, Powers 5-7 2-2 13, Shivers 4-17 2-4 12, Woods 0-1 0-0 0, Bruner 5-15 11-13 21, TOTALS 27-63 24-29 83. Bethel 31 40 7 —78 McPherson 34 37 12 —83 Total fouls — BC 22, MC 16. Technical fouls — MC: Shivers, Lakin. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — BC 2-14 (Watson III 0-2, Arciniega 0-1, Griffin 0-6, Kolbeck 1-3, Yunker 1-1, Kingsley 0-1), MC 5-17 (Roop 0-2, Lakin 0-1, Miller 2-5, Powers 1-1, Shivers 1-7, Woods 0-1). Rebounds — BC 42 (Arciniega 9), MC 46 (Reinhardt 15). Assists — BC 3 (Griffin 2), MC 16 (Bruner 7). Turnovers — BC 14 (Arciniega 5), MC 11 (Reinhardt 3). Blocked shots — BC 1 (Yunker 1), MC 6 (Powers 3). Steals — BC 5 (five with 1), MC 8 (Bruner 3).
     
     
     
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