Swede women equal last year's win total

By Steve Sell
November 24, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — That Thanksgiving dinner will taste just a little bit better for the Bethany College women’s basketball team.

The Swedes made the long trip to Omaha on Monday for a non-conference game with Grace University, coming away with a 64-57 victory.

Bethany jumped on the Royals early, up 19-12 after a quarter. The lead was pushed to 30-20 at the half and later the advantage was built to 21.

Adriane Davis fired in 19 points to lead Bethany, while Leslie Caballero chipped in with 12. Tiffani Jackson, Kimi Lindshield and Erin O’Connor all had seven rebounds as Bethany dominated the glass, 56-33.

“As sloppy as we played, we still came away with our first true road win of the season,” Bethany coach Brett Morehouse said. “Without Joleen (Chanco) and with Dom (Davis) getting in foul trouble, we had to mix and match our normal rotations. We had some strange lineups on the floor and it showed in our offensive and defensive execution. In the end, a win is a win, especially away from home, and we have officially won as many games as we did all of last season. We still have a lot to improve, but we look forward to a short break before getting back to work.”

The Swedes are now 3-5 overall. They get some much-needed rest as they are off until Nov. 30 when they play an exhibition game at Newman University in Wichita. Next KCAC action is Dec. 3 when the Swedes host Tabor College. Bethany is 0-2 in conference play.