LEAVENWORTH — The Bethel College men’s basketball team suffered its worse defensive night of the season, getting drilled by Saint Mary 114-84 Saturday afternoon in KCAC play in Leavenworth.

Bethel was in the game at the half, down 52-42, but the Threshers gave up 62 points in the second half.

Saint Mary hit 38 of 57 from the field for 67 percent. Bethel was a respectable 32 of 63 for 51 percent. Bethel was outscored 57-12 from 3-point range as the Spires hit 19 of 27 while Bethel was four of 14.

Demetrius Cady led USM with 21 points, followed by Lavar McCullough with 19, Brett Marsh with 17 and Teyvon Lundy with 13.

Poe Bryant led Bethel with 18 points, followed by Chase Bannister with 15, Trey Sleep with 11, David Harris with 10 and Joe Rushing with 10.

Saint Mary is 7-6, 5-2 in KCAC play, tied for second and a game behind Southwestern. Bethel drops to 3-9, 2-5 in KCAC play.

Bethel plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ottawa, also 5-2 and tied for second in the conference, 5-6 overall.

BETHEL (3-9, 2-5 KCAC) — Trey Sleep 5-8 1-2 11, Chase Banister 6-10 0-0 15, Poe Bryant 8-13 2-3 18, Dakota Foster 2-6 2-4 6, Terrell Marshall 1-6 2-3 4, Maurice Jordan 0-6 1-2 1, Elijah Wilson 1-1 0-0 2, Sam Morgan 2-2 0-0 4, Joe Rushing 2-4 6-7 10, David Harris 4-5 2-2 10, Chandler White 1-2 0-0 3. TOTALS 32-63 16-23 84.

SAINT MARY (7-6, 5-2 KCAC) — Brett Marsh 5-8 4-4 17, Brice Plein 2-3 0-0 5, Payton Meek 2-5 1-2 7, Darrious Denson 3-3 2-4 8, Braydn Kemper 0-1 0-0 0, Reid Titus 2-3 2-2 8, Kenneth Banks 4-5 0-0 8, Lavar McCullough 7-7 3-4 19, Edvonte Copeland 1-1 0-0 3, Demetrius Cady 6-7 3-3 21, Dillon Blain 2-5 0-0 5, Teyvon Lundy 4-7 4-6 13, Nate Mcternan 0-2 0-0 0. TOTALS 38-57 19-25 114.

Bethel;42;42;—84

St. Mary;52;62;—114

Total fouls — BC 17, USM 18. Technical fouls — BC: Marshall 8:55-2h. USM: Cady 2:30-1h. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — BC 4-15 (Banister 3-5, Bryant 0-1, Foster 0-2, Marshall 0-1, Jordan 0-1, Rushing 0-2, Harris 0-1, White 1-2), USM 19-27 (Marsh 3-5, Plein 1-2, Meek 2-4, Titus 2-2, McCullough 2-2, Copeland 1-1, Cady 6-6, Blain 1-2, Lundy 1-2, Mcternan 0-1). Rebounds — BC 28 (Rushing 7), USM 31 (Denson 5, Banks 5). Assists — BC 27 (Harris 5), USM 34 (Denson 6, Lundy 6). Turnovers — BC 12 (Jordan 3), USM 6 (Lundy 2). Blocked shots — BC 0, USM 1 (Marsh 1). Steals — BC 3 (Morgan 2), USM 8 (Banks 3).