KEARNEY, Neb. — The Bethel College women’s basketball team managed to do some things on defense, but struggled to score in a 59-34 loss to NCAA Division II Nebraska-Kearney Saturday in Kearney.

The Lopers improve to 6-0. The game counts as an exhibition for the Threshers.

Bethel trailed 15-10 after the first quarter and 28-18 at the half. UNK continued to pull away in the second half, leading 47-27 after three quarters.

The Lopers hit 35.5 percent from the field (22 of 62) to Bethel’s 25 percent (13 of 52).

Kennedy Sander led UNK with 14 points, followed by Michaela Barry with 11.

Jade Brown scored 11 points for Bethel, followed by Karlie Schroeder with 10.

Bethel resumes KCAC play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tabor. The Bluejays are 5-2, 3-0 in KCAC, coming off an 84-55 exhibition loss to Northwestern Oklahoma State.

BETHEL (4-5, exhibition) — Schroeder 4-7 0-0 10, Johnson 1-5 0-0 2, Sumpter 0-3 1-2 1, Schmidt 0-0 1-2 1, Schunn 1-5 0-0 2, Henry 1-4 0-0 2, McKinney 1-4 0-0 2, Schrag 0-2 0-0 0, Schmieder 1-3 0-0 2, J.Brown 4-11 2-2 11, Potter 0-6 0-0 0, Relph 0-1 0-0 0, TOTALS 13-52 4-6 34.

NEBRASKA-KEARNEY (5-0) — Gillispie 0-3 0-0 0, M.Barry 4-9 0-0 11, M.Brown 2-10 1-2 6, Bernbeck 1-4 0-0 2, Frauendorfer 2-12 1-2 5, Vaught 0-0 0-0 0, G.Barry 1-2 0-0 2, Hoyt 1-2 0-0 3, Bell 1-3 2-2 4, K.Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Bird 2-2 0-0 5, Sander 5-8 4-4 14, Sanger 2-4 0-0 5, Prater 1-2 0-0 2, TOTALS 22-62 8-10 59.

Bethel;10;8;11;5;—34

Neb.-Kear.;15;13;19;12;—59

Total fouls — BC 14, UNK 10. Technical fouls — . Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — BC 4-16 (Schroeder 2-3, Johnson 0-1, Sumpter 0-1, Schunn 0-1, Henry 0-1, McKinney 1-2, Schrag 0-1, J.Brown 1-2, Potter 0-4), UNK 7-21 (M.Barry 3-6, M.Brown 1-6, Frauendorfer 0-2, Hoyt 1-2, Bell 0-1, K.Brown 0-1, Bird 1-1, Sanger 1-2). Rebounds — BC 34 (Schmidt 6), UNK 47 (M.Brown 9). Assists — BC 5 (Sumpter 3), UNK 16 (Frauendorfer 6). Turnovers — BC 21 (McKinney 5, Brown 5), UNK 15 (M.Barry 3, Vaught 3). Blocked shots — BC 1 (Schmidt 1), UNK 3 (M.Barry 1, M.Brown 1, Prater 1). Steals — BC 8 (Sumpter 2, Brown 3), UNK 11 (M.Barry 6). Officials — Doug Miller, Steve Adkisson, Doug Veik. Attendance — 472.