LINDSBORG—The Bethany College men's basketball team suffered a 113-83 loss at the hands of KCAC opponent Ottawa University on Saturday night in Hahn Gym.
The Swedes and Braves both got off to a quick start in the contest. Great ball movement and inside play proved to be beneficial for the Swedes. With about 11:32 left in the first half, the Braves found their rhythm and went on a 13-4 run to go ahead 32-20 with about five minutes remaining in the half. The Swedes could not find a way to stop the potent Braves' offense and saw themselves down 51-32 heading into halftime.
Out of the locker room to start the half, the Swedes found a surge of energy and put a quick eight points on the board. The Swedes continued to play quality basketball, but the Braves just seemed to be too hard to handle. At 12:31 remaining in the second half, the Braves led the Swedes 72-57. Over the next three minutes the Braves put together a 19-4 run to take a 91-61 lead over the Swedes. The deficit seemed to be too much for the Swedes.
Two Swedes were in double digits for scoring. Justin Jones, senior guard, led all players in the contest with a game high 34 points. Isiah Sanez, junior guard, added 13 points for the Swedes. The Swedes lost the battle on the boards 38-55. Baptiste Chazelas, senior forward, had a total of nine rebounds in the contest. Jones grabbed six rebounds for the Swedes. In the contest the Swedes shot 34.62 percent from the field and 22.50 percent from behind the arc. The Swedes converted 20 of their 31 free throws for a 64.52 percent from behind the line.
This loss brings the Swedes overall record to 5-3.
Up Next . . .
The Swedes are back in action on Nov. 26 for another KCAC battle with the Coyotes of Kansas Wesleyan University. This game is first basketball match-up for the First Bank Kansas Smoky Hill Showdown. The game will start at 8 p.m. in Salina.