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Thresher men drop opener

Newton Kansan

CHICKASHA, Okla. — Seventeen percent shooting in the first half was too much for the Bethel College men’s basketball team to overcome in a 101-78 loss to the University of Arts & Sciences of Oklahoma Thursday in Chickasha.

The game was scheduled to be played Wednesday, but was postponed a day because of travel conditions.

USAO hit 18 of 31 from the field in the first half and 40 of 72 for the game. Bethel was seven of 41 from the field in the first half, 28 of 85 for the game.

Bethel trailed 45-20 at the half, but won the second half by two points.

Bryant Mocaby scored 19 points in his Thresher debut. Jaylon Scott added 16 points. Miki Zwege scored 10. Scott Garriga had 10 rebounds.

Cameron Hines scored 26 points for USAO. Elvin Rodriguez scored 20 points. Stephon Hall scored 15 and Tre’veon Ellis scored 10. Gerard Makuntae had 12 rebounds. Jaden Causwell had 11 rebounds.

Bethel hosts Oklahoma Wesleyan at 8 p.m. Wednesday to open KCAC play.

BETHEL (0-1) — Miki Zewge 3-11 2-4 10, Jaylon Scott 4-12 7-9 16, Clifford Byrd II 2-8 1-3 5, Tavaughn Flowers 3-7 0-0 7, Scott Garriga 2-7 0-0 4, Jordan Neely 3-10 0-0 9, Harper Jonas 2-4 0-0 4, Bryant Mocaby 7-21 1-2 19, Nick Bonner 0-0 0-0 0, Braydon Barber 2-2 0-2 4, Jalyn Todd 0-0 0-0 0, Nathaniel Shaffer 0-1 0-0 0, Jared Mocaby 0-2 0-0 0. TOTALS 28-85 11-20 78.

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS & SCIENCES OF OKLAHOMA (2-0) — Stephon Hall 6-12 3-3 15, Cameron Hines 8-12 4-5 26, Elvin Rodriguez 9-15 1-2 20, Tre'veon Ellis 4-9 1-3 10, Gerard Makuntae 4-7 0-0 8, Jaden Causwell 2-3 0-0 6, Trenton Sandifer 4-5 0-0 9, Silas Elliott 0-0 0-0 0, Theran Lantz 0-1 0-1 0, Kellen Hines 1-4 0-0 2, Kator Ago 2-4 1-2 5. TOTALS 40-72 10-16 101.

Bethel;20;58;—78

USAO;45;56;—101

Total fouls — BC 16, USAO 17. Technical fouls — USAO: Rodriguez 12:59-2h. Fouled out — none. 3-point shooting — BC 11-42 (Zewge 2-9, Scott 1-2, Byrd II 0-3, Flowers 1-2, Neely 3-9, Jonas 0-1, B.Mocaby 4-13, Shaffer 0-1, J.Mocaby 0-2), USAO 11-23 (Hall 0-4, C.Hines 6-6, Rodriguez 1-4, Ellis 1-3, Makuntae 0-1, Causwell 2-3, Sandifer 1-1, K.Hines 0-1). Rebounds — BC 45 (Garriga 10), USAO 46 (Makuntae 12). Assists — BC 16 (Scott 4, Byrd II 4), USAO 22 (C.Hines 6). Turnovers — BC 17 (Zwege 4), USAO 15 (Ago 3). Blocked shots — BC 2 (Scott 1, Jonas 1), USAO 4 (Makuntae 2, Sandifer 2). Steals — BC 5 (Zewge 2), USAO 9 (Rodriguez 3).