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Bethany Men’s and Women’s Basketball Handles Business Against Avila

By Bethany College Athletics


LINDSBORG, Kan. – The Bethany Women secured their second conference win of the season Saturday night against the Eagles.

Going into halftime the Swedes had a 59-17 lead. The Swedes scored an additional 30 points in the second half giving them a final score of 89 to the Eagles 39.

In the first quarter senior Autumn Garrett scored a total of 8 points with 3 rebounds. Leading goal scorer of the game Sarah Reiner with a total of 24 points overall had 8 points and 3 rebounds in the first quarter. Kisa Unruh had a total of 6 points and 1 assist. In the second quarter Sarah Reiner scored an additional 9 points with 4 steals and a rebound. Autumn Garrett scored 2 points with 1 rebound. Kennedy Becker scored 4 points and 1 assist. Sarah Reiner scored an additional 7 points in the 3rd quarter with 3 rebounds. Angie Lopez scored a total of 5 points in the fourth quarter.

As a team, the Swedes shot 52 percent from the field, 36 of 69, while they held the Eagles to 22 percent, 10 of 45. The Swedes had a 43% 3-point average compared to the Eagles 23% 3-point average. The Swedes had a total of 38 rebounds and 28 assists.


The Men’s Basketball team hosted the Avila Eagles for a conference matchup. The Swedes offense kicked in, and the team effort led to a 90-48 win.

The first half consisted of the Eagles and the Swedes staying relatively close in score. Bethany started off by getting on the board with a layup by Dylan Smith directly followed with a layup by Solomon Clayton. The Eagles responded by making a few free throws and kept the score close. Towards the end of the first half the Swedes started to gain the momentum, and with a couple free throws and a layup by Solomon Clayton the Swedes finished the first half up by fifteen points, 39-24.

The Swedes only picked up speed from there and started off the second half with a steal by Dylan Smith who assisted Solomon Clayton in the slam dunk that followed. The Swedes got in a rhythm and were able to stack up the points. Three pointers from Azeem RossJosh Smith, and Taylon Chambers helped cushion the lead that the Swedes had.

Bethany had a 46.2 shooting percentage compared to Avila’s 23.0 shooting percentage.

The Swedes forced 22 turnovers, leading to 25 points. Bethany totaled 40 rebounds and the bench contributed 25 points to the score. Solomon Clayton, senior guard, led the Swedes by scoring 25 points, stemming from eight jump shots and making 9 of 11 free throws. Dylan Smith, senior guard, followed by scoring 20 points off of six jump shots, one of them being a three pointer, and making all 7 attempted free throws.

Up next…

The Swedes will be back on the court Tuesday, November 22nd at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Tip off is set for 6 and 8PM.