The Bethany College men and women both were successful in a doubleheader Friday night at Hahn Gymnasium.
The women defeated Johnson and Wales University 75-58, while the men won 78-57.
The Swede men jumped out early and held a 32-22 lead at the half.
Bethany (2-0) was 8-for-23 from the field in the first half, but just 3-of-14 from the three-point arc.
The Wildcats put up a fight in the second half, putting up 36 points, but still came up short against the more athletic Swedes.
Idris Ibn Idris had a fantastic game for Bethany, scoring 38 points on 11-of-16 shooting. He also his 12-of-14 free throws.
Lary McLin and Dwight Abad were the only other Swedes to hit double digits with 12 and 10, respectively.
Fouls were an issue for both teams, as the Wildcats racked up 32 personal fouls to Bethany’s 27.
The Swedes out-rebounded Johnson and Wales 41-32 and shot 41.7 percent from the field for the game.
The Swede women held a 24 point led at one point, going on a 14-2 run to open up the second half after leading 37-25 at the break.
The Swedes shot 52.8 percent from the field, and were 50 percent from three-point range.
Ashley Carey was 7-of-8 from the field and 1-of-2 from the foul line, racking up 16 points to lead Bethany’s scoring.
Vickie Dolan shot 4-of-5 from the field for 12 points, while Sierra Sharrod had 11 points.
The Swede women will travel to Manhattan tonight to face Manhattan Christian College. Tip off is at 7 p.m.
The men are off until Wednesday.