LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Swedes men's basketball team fell in a game of runs today against the visiting York Panthers. Bethany came up short, losing 72-57 after trailing by as much at 20 and as few as five throughout the second half.
The Panthers started things off with a free throw to take a one-point lead a minute into the game. Then, York broke the ice in the field scoring the first field goal of the contest on their next trip down the court. The Swedes were finally able to get on the board at 16:26 mark when Mitchell Brown, junior guard, score a bucket in the paint. York tried to grow their lead, but it was until the first half that they were able to pull away to a double-digit lead. Finally, the Panthers capped off the first half with a 35-21 lead at halftime.
Bethany started the second half with a seven-point run to bring the game within seven points. However, the Panthers then got their offense in gear and pushed their lead throughout the second half. While the Swedes tried to keep York in range, the Panthers were still able to pull away.
The Details . . .
A pair of Swedes, Tyler Larkin, junior guard, and Isiah Saenz, freshman guard, led the Bethany offense with 13 points each. Larkin and Saenz then pulled four and two assists, respectively.
Defensive, Thomas Hood, senior guard, led the team with seven boards, two blocks, and one steal. Lavarius Duncan, freshman forward, and Brown each pulled away two steals apiece to help out the Swedes defense.
Up Next . . .
The Swedes stay at home on Saturday, February 3, taking on the Bluejays of Tabor College at 7 p.m.