Tiger women cagers drop opener to Bethel

By Steve Sell
November 01, 2017

NORTH NEWTON — The Marc Golden era of women’s basketball got off to a rocky start Tuesday night with a 91-42 road setback to KCAC member Bethel College.

The Threshers, under first-year coach Drew Johnson, led 19-12 after a quarter. But they erupted over the next two quarters, outscoring Central 54-15 to break the game wide open.

The Tigers committed a whopping 37 turnovers as Bethel’s pressure bothered them all night.

Holly Golden scored nearly half of Central’s points with 20. The Tigers were held to 25 percent from the field and were outrebounded 54-25.

“The Bethel team played with poise and executed their game plan very well starting in the second quarter, and we never really did." Golden said.  "As bad as this feels, I am confident that the team will get back to the basics of basketball and quickly bounce back."

The Tigers’ next action is Wednesday at McPherson College.

Central (42) — Hearne 2, Gonzales 9, Golden 20, Regier 2, Banks 3, Cooke 1, Anderson 5.

Bethel (91) — McKinney 4, Schunn 10, Schroeder 8, Johnson 2, Sumpter 4, Henry 9, Schrag 6, Schmieder 13, Brown 11, Potter 10, Schmidt 12, Relph 2.