Swede cagers split with York

By Steve Sell
February 01, 2018

LINDSBORG — It was a game the Bethany College women couldn’t afford to look past, especially since they had lost their last two.

And they didn’t.

The Swedes dominated last-place York College 78-51 on Wednesday at Hahn Gym to get back on track. They are now 10-7 in the KCAC and 14-10 overall as they are in a flock of teams tied for fourth place.

York, which is just 1-16 in the KCAC, was overwhelmed from the start as Bethany went on an 18-2 rampage midway through the half and wound up leading 38-14.

Coach Keith Ferguson was able to empty the bench as 12 Swedes marked in the scoring column, led by Sydney Ahaneku.

• YORK MEN 72, BETHANY 57 — The Swedes dropped into the KCAC cellar by themselves as they are now 3-14 in the conference, 7-18 overall.

The Swedes shot only 29 percent from the field and basically were out of the game by halftime as they trailed by 14. York only outscored Bethany by a point in the second half, but the early deficit was too much to overcome.

Tyler Larkin and Isiah Saenz tallied 15 points apiece to lead the Swedes.

Both Bethany teams host Tabor on Saturday.