Saturday, September 20, 2014

Braves almost score 100 in loss to Bethany

By The Herald Staff | 2/3/2014

LINDSBORG — The Ottawa University and Bethany men’s basketball teams put on an offensive show Saturday in Lindsborg.

The Braves fell 107-99 to the Swedes in Hahn Gymnasium. It was not a surprise since Bethany averages nearly 90 points a game and Ottawa 76 points a game.

LINDSBORG — The Ottawa University and Bethany men’s basketball teams put on an offensive show Saturday in Lindsborg.

The Braves fell 107-99 to the Swedes in Hahn Gymnasium. It was not a surprise since Bethany averages nearly 90 points a game and Ottawa 76 points a game.

Ottawa was coming off a 90-point effort in the win Thursday over Kansas Wesleyan.

The game was played at a fast pace. Bethany led in fast break points (23-6), points off of turnovers (24-22), points in the paint (48-30), and bench scoring (37-29). Ottawa led in second chance scoring (18-11).

Bethany shot 53 percent from the field, while Ottawa was 44 percent and 48 percent behind the three-point line.

It was a game that saw several momentum swings and lead changes. It started early. Bethany led 9-4 only to see Ottawa tie it at 11-11.

After the sixth tie of the first half, Ottawa took its first lead of the game at 27-24.

Bethany responded by going on a 20-6 run and taking a 44-33 lead with 6:20 left in the half. The Braves finished the half strong by outscoring Bethany, 13-9.

That late push cut the double digit deficit to seven and Bethany led 53-46 at halftime.

The scoring pace stayed right on cue in the second half. Ottawa regained the lead at 69-68 with 12:44 remaining.  

The Swedes rallied to push the lead to 13 points with 7:41 remaining.

Ottawa chipped away and came within eight at 104-96 late in the game.     

The Braves had four players in double figures led by Kameron Lindsay’s 23 points on 7-for-15 shooting from the floor. Julian Rose scored 22. Alex Lundry tallied 21.

Adam Hasty, who returned to the floor for the first time since Nov. 30, had 11 points and five assists. Hasty was recovering from a hand injury.

The Braves (10-12, 5-7) play Thursday at winless Bethel in North Newton.

The game on the schedule is listed as a home game, but the two schools swapped home dates because Bethel was getting a new floor installed in December.

Bethany (107) — Idris 26, Bieberle 17, Roybal 13, Coleman 10, Abad 4, Hawkins 25, Loul 12,

Ottawa (99) — Lindsay 23, Rose 22, Lundry 21, Alex Hasty 2, Falk 2, Adam Hasty 11, Bullinger 6, Haase 6, Newton 3, Regier 2, Hatchett 1.

comments powered by Disqus