Swedes stave off OU's upset attempt

By Steve Sell
February 28, 2014
Bethany College Sports Information

LINDSBORG — Survive and advance.

That’s what the first round of the KCAC Postseason Tournament is all about as Bethany College’s men survived Ottawa’s upset attempt Thursday night for a 92-86 victory at Hahn Gym.

Bethany, now 20-10 and the No. 3 seed, goes on the road for a 7 p.m. semifinal game Saturday at No. 2 seed Sterling, which was an 82-68 winner over McPherson College.

The 3-pointer led the Swedes to the win as they lit up the sky with 31 attempts, making 15.

All-America candidate Idris IbnIdris led the Swedes with 25 points. Dwight Abad may have played his best game as a Swede with 23 and eight assists, while Kirby Hawkins furnished 20 points.

OU’s Alex Lundry, the towering 6-9 center, was a handful with a career-high 32 points, while Adam Hasty added 24. The Swedes, not exactly known for their defense, put the lockdown on first-team KCAC pick Julian Rose by holding him to 10, which is half his average.