HC women

stop Bethel

HESSTON — The Hesston College women's basketball team downed the Bethel College junior varsity 70-41 Saturday at Yost Center.

Hesston led 43-23 at the half.

Brittany Kramer led Hesston with 19 points and six rebounds. Dominique Needham added eight points. Bethany Snow had seven rebounds.

Bethel's scoring was not reported.

Hesston is 8-5 and plays at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson County Community College.

Hesston men

fall to NOC-E

HESSTON — The Hesston College men's basketball team fell to Northern Oklahoma-Enid Saturday in play at Yost Center.

Malcolm Mann and Jordan Tanner each scored 12 points to lead Hesston, 7-6. Tanner had five rebounds and six blocked shots. Mann had five rebounds and four assists.

Hesston plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson County Community College in NJCAA Division II, Region VI play.

Thunder finishes

2-0-0-1 during weekend

WICHITA — The Wichita Thunder finished with two wins and a shootout loss during the weekend to claim five out of a possible six points in ECHL play.

Wichita downed Missouri 4-1 Friday in Independence, Mo. Tim Boron stopped 22 of 23 Maverick shots. Ian Lowe, Erick Lizon, Todd Hosmer and Nikita Kashirsky each scored a goal for Wichita.

Saturday, Wichita topped Allen 3-1 at home. Tyler Bunz stopped 33 of 34 shots. Lizon, Kenton Miller and Danick Gauther each scored a goal.

Sunday, Wichita fell to Tulsa 3-2 in a shootout loss. Tulsa led 2-0, but goals by Kashirsky and Gauthier each scored a goal in the second period to tie the game. After a scoreless third period and overtime period, Tulsa won the shootout. Ben Meisner had 29 saves for Wichita against 31 shots in his debut for the Thunder.

Friday's game was the 600th career game as a head coach for Wichita coach Kevin McClelland in a career that began in 2005. He is 152-100-30 in five seasons with Wichita.

Wichita improves to 8-6-1-3 and is three points behind Tulsa for the lead in the ECHL Central.

In an northeastern road trip, Wichita plays Friday and Saturday at Brampton and Sunday at Elmira.

B-52s claim

road win

TULSA, Okla. — The Wichita B-52s indoor soccer team claimed an 8-4 win over the Tulsa Revolution Saturday in MASL play in Tulsa.

Matt Clare scored three goals with two assists for Wichita. Alex Moseley, Travis Pittman, Brady Bryant and Kevin Jackson each scored a goal with an assist. Tico Rodriguez added a goal.

Lucas Bunster Almeida and Sam Guernsey each scored a goal with an assist for Tulsa. Mohammed Shaban and Nick McDonald each added a goal.

Chris Fenner had seven saves in goal for Wichita. Habib Zaylaa had four saves, taking the loss for Tulsa. Richard Nolasco finished the game for Tulsa, stopping seven shots.

Tulsa falls to 1-3. Wichita is 2-4 and hosts Chicago at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Arena.

Bethany coach

to step down

LINDSBORG — Bethany College announced Monday that football coach Manny Matsakis will not return.

Matsakis spent the past two seasons with the Swedes, where he was 8-14, 6-12 in KCAC play. This season, the team was 6-5, 5-4 in KCAC play. The Swedes had their first winning season since going 8-3 in 2011.

"I would like to thank Coach Matsakis for his service to Bethany College," Dean of Athletics Dane Pavlovich said. "The search for a permanent replacement will begin immediately."

Matsakis came to Bethany from Enka High School in North Carolina, where he spent three season. He was the head coach at NCAA Division I Texas State for one season. Other stops as an assistant included Winnipeg of the CFL and his alma mater, NCAA Division III Capital.

Big 12 to add

aid increases

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 has announced it will cover the full cost of a student-athlete's attendance and offer multi-year scholarships.

The league announced Monday that Big 12 schools will cover expenses beyond tuition and fees, room and board and supplies that they deem "reasonably related" to attendance.

The league will hand out scholarships that run at least as long as an athlete's period of eligibility.

The Big 12 will also offer aid to former student-athletes seeking to return to school and earn their degree.

The new bylaws will go into effect on August 1, 2015.

Big Ten sets

attendance record

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten says it set a conference record for total attendance and that nine schools saw increases in their average this season.

The 14 conference members drew a combined 6,359,218 for home games this season, eclipsing the previous mark of 6,061,514 set last season when there were only 12 teams. It was also the third time in league history — and the third time in four seasons — that the Big Ten surpassed the six million mark.

The conference says the average attendance actually decreased with the addition of Maryland and Rutgers and their 50,000-seat stadiums. But those schools combined to fill their stadiums to 95 percent capacity for Big Ten home games and combined to sell out five league games.

Maryland also saw a league-leading 13.8 percent jump in average attendance for all games compared with the 2013 season. Rutgers (8.8 percent) was second. Iowa, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin each saw average attendance increase by as much as 5.2 percent.

The Big Ten is also one of two conferences with more than two teams ranked among the top 22 in the nation in average attendance, with Ohio State leading the country at 106,296. Michigan (104,909) is third, followed by No. 5 Penn State (101,623), No. 10 Nebraska (91,249), No. 18 Wisconsin (79,520), No. 20 Michigan State (74,681) and No. 22 Iowa (67,512). Michigan's attendance is down from 111,592 per game last season.