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Women’s Basketball Swedes Make Statement; Route Threshers by 39

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Lindsborg, Kan. (BethanySwedes.com) – After an unrecognizable performance on the road over the weekend, the Swedes came into this week hungry to get back to Swede basketball with a win. Bethany hosted the Bethel College Threshers Wednesday, January 31st. Swedes entered the game with a conference record of 9-6 while the Threshers came in 6-8 in conference.

BOX SCORE

1st: The Swedes came out of the gate hot in the first quarter and completely dominated the floor. Bethany outscored Bethel 23-5, shooting at 50% from field goal range and 42.9% for three pointers. First basket of the game belonged to the Swedes which was a successful three pointer by Kylie Dunn assisted by Emily Green with 9:03 on the clock. The Threshers would experience an almost five-minute scoring drought from 8:24 to 3:40, in which the Swedes would bury several shots. The score at 3:40 was 20-4 in favor of Bethany. At the end of the first quarter, the score was 23-5, the Swedes up by 18.

2nd: To start the second quarter, the Threshers would go on a short run, to lessen their deficient. With 8:17 to play, the score was 23-12. The Swedes’ offense struggled to get going but finally scored, 25-12, after a layup by Jaden Newfarmer, assisted by Kisa Unruh, with 6:07 left to play. Both teams would experience a short scoring drought for another two minutes. Bethany would come alive after R’Manie Pulling scored a layup plus and one, 28-14, with 3:33 left in the half. The score heading into halftime was 38-19, Swedes ahead by 19.

3rd: Bethany would come out of the half ready to put the game to bed, shooting at 64.7% from field goal range and scoring a crazy 28 points. The Swedes would be lead by R’Manie Pulling who scored 12 points in the third quarter alone along with Jaden Newfarmer who scored 7 points. Halfway through the quarter, Bethany was ahead, 49-27, with 4:56 on the clock. The Swedes continued to dominate and extend their lead. The score at the end of the quarter was 66-39, Swedes ahead by 27.

4th: To finish the night on a high note, Bethany would outscore the Threshers 23-11 in the fourth and final quarter. Head Coach Sarah Bartel would go to her bench and sub in several players, one of whom was RaLeigh Basart to finish out the game with just over seven minutes to play. RaLeigh Basart would go on to have 3 steals and make several free throws stemmed from fouls caused by the steals. To put icing on the cake, the Swedes would hit a last second three pointer, by Celina Eisenhardt assisted by Kalysa Hamel with twenty-four seconds left. Final score was 89-50 in favor of Bethany.

Notable stats include, Kylie Dunn with 4 assists, Emily Green with 5 assists and 4 steals, Jaden Newfarmer with 8 rebounds, 15 points, 1 block and 3 steals, Lauren Gleason with 5 rebounds and 9 points, Kaleigh O’Brien with 7 rebounds and 1 block, R’Manie Pulling with 19 points and 4 assists, and coming off the bench, RaLeigh Basart with 7 points and 3 steals.

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Bethany will be on the road this Saturday, February 3rd, at Friends University. The Falcons have a conference record of 13-2. Tipoff scheduled for 5pm.