Bethel men

fall to Hawks

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Bethel College men’s basketball team didn’t quite stand at the corner of of Twelfth Street and Vine, as the old song goes, but the Threshers were able to stay with NCAA Division II Rockhurst University Saturday afternoon in Kansas City before falling 104-80.

The game counted as an exhibition for the Threshers, while the host Hawks improve to 6-4.

Bethel jumped out to a 17-6 lead in the first 5 1/2 minutes of play. Bethel led 29-24 with 7:32 remaining in the first half, but the Threshers gave up a 31-16 run in the remaining time. An Eddie Muench layup tied the game 29-29 with 6:01 remaining in the first half. Bethel trailed 56-46 at intermission.

Rockhurst scored the first nine points of the second half. Rockhurst led by as many as 30. Bethel got back within 20 late.

Travis House led Rockhurst with 17 points, followed by Auston Rushing with 14, Quinton Curry with 13, Curtis Lewis with 11 and Alex Hagan with 11.

David Harris led Bethel with 18 points, followed by Maurice Jordan with 12, Joe Rushing with 11 and Chase Bannister with 10.

Bethel returns to play Dec. 29 and 30 at the St. Thomas-Houston Classic. The Threshers play host St. Thomas Dec. 29 and Concordia (Texas) Dec. 30.

St. Thomas, an NAIA Division I school and member of the Sooner Athletic Conference, is 6-5, while Concordia, an NCAA Division III school and member of the American Southwest Conference, is 6-3.

BETHEL (3-10, exhibition) — Harris 6-10 0-0 18, Jordan 3-10 4-4 12, J.Rushing 4-6 2-2 11, Banister 4-7 0-0 10, Morgan 0-4 2-2 2, Gondal 3-7 1-2 9, Sleep 2-3 2-4 6, Foster 2-6 2-2 6, Marshall 0-5 2-6 2, Bryant 1-2 0-1 2, Austin 1-1 0-1 2, E.Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, White 0-0 0-1 0, TOTALS 26-61 15-25 80.

ROCKHURST (6-4) — Curry 4-7 5-9 13, Lewis 5-8 0-2 11, Hagan 4-6 2-3 11, Muench 3-12 1-1 8, Evans 3-5 1-3 7, House 5-9 4-4 17, A.Rushing 4-8 3-4 14, Hrubes 3-5 0-0 9, Burch 3-3 0-0 6, Eckelkamp 1-2 0-0 3, Offermans 1-4 0-0 2, Brown 1-1 0-0 2, U.Wilson 0-0 1-2 1, Salisbury 0-1 0-2 0, TOTALS 37-71 17-30 104.

Bethel;46;34;—80

Rockhurst;56;48;—104

Total fouls — BC 26, RU 23. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — BC 13-32 (Harris 6-9, Jordan 2-4, J.Rushing 1-2, Banister 2-5, Morgan 0-3, Gondal 2-5, Foster 0-2, Marshall 0-2), RU 13-38 (Lewis 1-2, Hagan 1-3, Muench 1-9, Evans 0-1, House 3-7, A.Rushing 3-7, Hrubes 3-5, Eckelkamp 1-2, Offermans 0-1, Salisbury 0-1). Rebounds — BC 33 (Sleep 5), RU 46 (Curry 8, Evans 8). Assists — BC 18 (Bansiter 3, Gondal 3, E.Wilson 3), RU 25 (Lewis 8). Turnovers — BC 15 (J.Rushing 6), RU 11 (Curry 2, Lewis 2, Muench 2). Blocked shots — BC 0, RU 3 (Hagan 1, Muench 1, Evans 1). Steals — BC 4 (Morgan 1, Gondal 1, Foster 1, Bryant 1), RU 5 (Curry 2, Evans 2). Officials — Lynde, Swoboda, Crum. Attendance — 175.

Thunder claims

win at Idaho

BOISE, Idaho — The Wichita Thunder snapped a four-game losing streak by stopping the Idaho Steelheads 5-3 Saturday in ECHL play in Boise.

Jeremy Beaudry scored a goal with two assists to lead Wichita. Jamie Doornbosch and Ralph Cuddemi each scored a goal with an assist. Lane Bauer and Evan Polei each scored a goal. Travis Brown had two assists,

Jefferson Dahl, Tommy Thompson and Charlie Dodero each scored a goal for Idaho, 16-7-0-3. Henrik Samuelsson had two assists.

Shane Starrett had 38 saves for Wichita. Ryan Faragher had 25 saves for Idaho.

Wichita is 16-6-0-2 and hosts Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday.

ROSTER MOVES — Wichita obtained forward Johnny Daniels from the Wheeling Nailers for future considerations and placed Matt DeBlouw on the suspended list as he left the team “to pursue opportunities outside of hockey.”

Daniels is a third-year pro, who also played four years at NCAA Division III St. Anselm College.

Daniels has played in 115 pro games, scoring 40 goals with 37 assists. Daniels has two goals and two assists in two playoff games.

He played with Louisiana, Evansville, Peoria and Huntsville of the Southern Professional Hockey League and Atlanta and Wheeling of the ECHL.

In seven games with Wheeling this season, he has one assist.

A second-year pro, DeBlouw has 21 goals with 30 assists in 84 pro games. He played four years at Michigan State.