LINDSBORG—The Bethany women's basketball picked up a big 85-69 win over the visiting Moundbuilders of Southwestern College tonight.
The first quarter was a dog fight, with both teams constantly battling for the lead. There were five ties and five lead changes within the first 10 minutes of the contest. The Swedes were able to edge out a one-point lead to start the second quarter.
Bethany came out like a rocket in the second quarter. The Swedes started with an 11-0 run over the first four minutes of the quarter to take a hearty double-digit lead. From there, the teams traded buckets again as the Builders were able to get revive their offense and get it up and running. However, Bethany was able to stay strong, going into the break with a 10-point advantage.
The third quarter read much like the first with the teams fighting for the momentum trading buckets. Southwestern continued to fight to get back within range of the Swedes, but Bethany was resilient, not letting the Builders back into the game.
The Swedes started to pull away little by little in the fourth quarter, taking a lead as large as 20. However, Southwestern was not ready to let them fully run away with it, pulling the Swedes back every time they tried to go on another big run.
The Details . . .
Bethany's offense was led by Kelsi Mueller, junior guard, in this one with 20 points and six assists. Cassidy Enns, senior forward, was just behind her with 19 points. Finally, Sena Atkas, junior guard, came up with 12 points and four assists.
Enns led the team with a double-double, pulling down 10 boards. As a team, Bethany out rebounded the Builders 47-40. The Swedes shot 43.3 percent from the field and were 10/27 from long range.
Up Next . . .
The Swedes stay at home for their next contest, hosting the Ottawa Braves on Monday, Nov. 26. This KCAC contest is set to begin at 6 p.m.