Swede women triumph; men lose

By Steve Sell
November 12, 2017

YORK, Neb. — Bethany College’s women’s basketball team leveled its record at 3-3 on Saturday with a 70-57 victory over Peru State in the second day of the York Classic.

The Swedes have been alternating a loss with a win as they are still trying to win back-to-back games this year.

Marissa Pope again led the Swedes with 16 points. Samirah Miller (15), Sydney Ahaneku (14), Sarah Bartel (11) and Lauren Welsch (10) were all in double figures as well. Ahaneku finished with a double-double as she pulled down 11 rebounds.

The game was the final tuneup before the start of conference play on Wednesday when the Swedes entertain Bethel.

• BRIAR CLIFF MEN 100, BETHANY 74 — In Sioux City, Iowa, the Swedes couldn’t follow up their one-point win on Friday as Briar Cliff hit the century mark. 

The Swedes, now 3-4, lost despite shooting 50 percent from the field.

Keil Kelly led Bethany with 18 points, making 8 of 11 shots. Tyler Larkin was 7 of 8 and scored 17 as they combined to make 15 of 19 shots from the field.

Briar Cliff led 47-32 at the half and stayed on fire in the second half.

Bethany makes its KCAC debut on Wednesday hosting Bethel.