WINFIELD — The Bethel College women’s basketball team stayed close to Southwestern in each quarter, but couldn’t win a quarter, falling 59-48 Thursday in KCAC play in Winfield.

Southwestern improves to 13-12, 9-8 in KCAC play. Bethel falls to 2-20, 0-17 in KCAC play.

Bethel opened play with a Karlie Schroeder trey, but gave up a 10-4 run. The Threshers got within one at the quarter, 12-11, on a Schroeder basket in the paint with one second left.

Up 16-14, Bethel gave up a 9-3 run. The Threshers tied the game 23-23 on an Elise Gerlach shot with 3:03 left in the half. Bethel was held to two points for the remainder of the period, trailing 29-25 at the half.

Tied 31-31 with 6:33 remaining in the third quarter, Southwestern made a 6-0 run. Bethel trailed by nine at the end of the period, 44-35.

Maddie Rogers scored on a three-point play 35 seconds into the fourth quarter and Southwestern was able to hold off the Threshers the rest of the way.

Neither team had a good night from the field. Bethel was 19 of 61 shooting, while Southwestern was 14 of 47. Bethel was outscored from 3-point range 21-9. Bethel was outscored from the free throw line 24-7, offsetting a 41-35 scoring advantage from the field for the Threshers.

Bethel was outrebounded 44-34.

Rogers led Southwestern with 12 points. Jordyn Miller scored 11 points with 14 rebounds.

Kylee Schunn led Bethel with 13 points, followed by Schroeder with 12 and Gerlach with 10.

Bethel hosts Bethany at 5 p.m. Saturday.

BETHEL (2-10, 0-17 KCAC) — Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Schunn 6-15 1-3 13, McKinney 2-3 1-4 5, Gerlach 3-11 3-4 10, Sumpter 2-3 0-0 4, Schroeder 4-17 2-3 12, Schmieder 1-2 0-0 2, Pineda 0-2 0-0 0, Kennedy 0-1 0-0 0, Schrag 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 1-5 0-0 2. TOTALS 19-61 7-14 48.

SOUTHWESTERN (13-12, 9-8 KCAC) — VanGieson 0-0 0-0 0, Parker 2-4 2-2 7, Laskey 2-4 0-0 5, Henderson 1-8 0-0 3, Rogers 4-11 2-3 12, Demel 1-5 0-0 3, McCormick 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 2-4 4-6 9, Myers 1-1 7-8 9, Miller 1-10 9-10 11. TOTALS 14-47 24-29 59.

Bethel;11;14;10;13;—48

S-western;12;17;15;15;—59

Total fouls — BC 20, SC 13. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — SC: Miller. 3-point shooting — BC 3-20 (Schunn 0-1, Gerlach 1-7, Schroeder 2-11, Pineda 0-1), SC 7-23 (Parker 1-3, Laskey 1-1, Henderson 1-6, Rogers 2-6, Demel 1-4, Taylor 1-1, Miller 0-2). Rebounds — BC 34 (McKinney 7, Johnson 7), SC 44 (Miller 14). Assists — BC 9 (Sumpter 2, Johnson 2), SC 10 (Taylor 3, Miller 3). Turnovers — BC 15 (Schunn 3, Schroeder 3, Schmieder 3), SC 18 (Laskey 3, Rogers 3, Taylor 3, Parker 3). Blocked shots — BC 1 (Johnson 1), SC 3 (Henderson 1, Myers 1, Miller 1). Steals — BC 11 (McKinney 4), SC 7 (Henderson 4).