Swedes swept at Ottawa

By Steve Sell
January 28, 2018

OTTAWA — Just call it a lost night in Ottawa.

Bethany College’s basketball teams were swept by the Braves on Saturday, with the women’s loss a surprising one.

Not only did the Swede women lose, they were routed 63-41 as OU had entered the game with just four KCAC wins.

Bethany dropped to 9-7 in the KCAC and 13-10 overall as it could make just 1 of 15 from beyond the arc.

Marissa Pope led the Swedes with 13 points and Lauren Welsch tallied 11. Jessica King’s 17 points topped Ottawa.

The Swedes stay on the road Wednesday when they play at last-place York.

• OTTAWA MEN 73, BETHANY 67 — It’s looking like more and more of a long shot for the Swedes to make the KCAC playoffs. 

The loss sagged BC’s KCAC record to 3-13 with six games left to play and they’re 7-17 overall. The top eight teams make the playoffs and Bethany is now tied for 11th with McPherson College.

This game was about composure as the Swedes were hit with three technicals and a flagrant foul in the last 3 minutes of the game. Bethany was in the lead when the hullabaloo started and the free throws did them in.

Tyler Larkin, Mitchell Brown and Isiah Saenz all scored 15 for the Swedes, who play high-scoring York in Nebraska on Wednesday.

Hollis Mitchell, who was the beneficiary of all the technical free throws as he finished 10 of 12 at the line, and Isiah Palmer  led the Braves with 20 points apiece.