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Bethel women return with win

Newton Kansan
Bethel sophomore Zayda Perez dribbles through defenders during play from earlier this season. Perez scored 12 points in a 58-54 win over Bethany.

LINDSBORG — The Bethel College women’s basketball team returned to play after almost two weeks off, stopping Bethany 58-54 Saturday in KCAC play.

Bethel broke to a 15-11 lead after the first quarter and 30-24 at the half. Bethany rallied to take a 46-43 lead after three quarters, but Bethel ended the game on a 15-8 run.

The sole Bethel player in double figures was Zayda Perez with 12 points. Kendall Michalski added nine points. Abby Schmidt had nine rebounds.

Hannah Ferguson led Bethany with 17 points. Vasha Moore scored 11 points with 11 rebounds. Autumn Garrett scored 10 points.

Bethany drops to 8-3, 7-3 in KCAC play.

Bethel is 5-4, 5-3 in KCAC play. Bethel is off until Dec. 31, when the Threshers play an exhibition at NCAA Division II Nebraska-Kearney. Bethel hosts Baker Jan. 9.

BETHEL (5-4, 5-3 KCAC) — Abby Schmidt 3-7 1-2 7, Alex Bearup 3-8 2-2 8, Kayla Newman 1-5 2-2 4, Kendall Michalski 2-4 4-4 9, Josie Calzonetti 2-7 0-0 5, Macie Price 1-5 2-2 5, Jasmina Jones 1-6 0-0 3, Zayda Perez 5-10 0-0 12, Daryn Batts 1-3 1-2 3, Jaycee Freshour 1-2 0-0 2. TOTALS 20-57 12-14 58.

BETHANY (8-3, 7-3) — Paige Talbott 0-0 1-2 1, Halei Wortham 3-9 2-6 9, Julia Nyguard 1-5 2-2 5, Autumn Garrett 3-6 4-5 10, Taryn Kuhn 0-2 0-2 0, Hannah Ferguson 7-21 3-6 17, Hannah Brandl 0-0 0-0 0, Vasha Moore 5-10 0-0 11, Jerika Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Meghan Goff 0-1 1-2 1. TOTALS 19-54 13-25 54.

Bethel;15;15;13;15;—58

Bethany;11;13;2;8;—54

Total fouls — Bethel 21, Bethany 18. Technical fouls — none. Fouled out — Bethel: Schmidt. 3-point shooting — Bethel 6-21 (Bearup 0-3, Michalski 1-2, Calzonetti 1-3, Price 1-3, Jones 1-4, Perez 2-5, Batts 0-1), Bethany 3-10 (Wortham 1-3, Nyguard 1-3, Garrett 0-1, Kuhn 0-1, Moore 1-2). Rebounds — Bethel 29 (Schmidt 9), Bethany 37 (Moore 11). Assists — Bethel 11 (Price 4), Bethany 12 (Wortham 3). Turnovers — Bethel 19 (Calzonetti 4, Price 4), Bethany 22 (Moore 7). Blocked shots — Bethel 1 (Schmidt 1), Bethany 5 (Ferguson 3). Steals — Bethel 5 (Perez 2), Bethany 9 (Wortham 3, Moore 3).