New year unkind to Lady Builders

Southwestern College senior guard Jazmyne Laskey drives the lane with Bethany guard Meghan Goff in hot pursuit Saturday at Stewart Field House.

The Southwestern College women’s basketball team dropped the opener to the new year Saturday afternoon, falling to Bethany 77-55 at Stewart Field House.

Turnovers were costly for the Lady Builders (7-7, 4-6 KCAC) early.

Bethany took a 38-31 halftime lead with a mini 4-0 run in the final minute.

The Lady Swedes (10-5, 7-3) added to their lead out of intermission, extending the lead by six to take a 14-point advantage into the fourth quarter.

Senior Marissa Evans was a bright spot for the Lady Builders with 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, including 6 of 9 from beyond the arc, a career high for treys.

Junior Ashley Carrillo added 11 points in her first start of the season. Senior Claren McCormick added six blocks.

Bethany converted 30 points off of Southwestern miscues, while the Lady Builders managed just three points off of 12 turnovers.

The Lady Builders play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Saint Mary.

Bethany 77, Southwestern 55

BETHANY (10-5, 7-3)

Lauren Welsch 2-5 2-2 6, Halei Wortham 4-6 1-1 12, Hannah Ferguson 4-7 0-0 8, Sitori Carver 2-3 0-0 4, Sena Aktas 4-8 0-0 10, Kelsi Mueller 1-6 1-2 4, Vasha Moore 9-11 0-0 18, Taryn Kuhn 0-0 0-0 0, Autumn Garrett 3-9 3-3 9, Julia Nyguard 2-9 0-0 6, Meghan Goff 0-0 0-0 0, Megan Bartel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-64 7-8 77.

SOUTHWESTERN (7-7, 4-6)

Sydney Webb 2-7 0-0 4, Destiny Stewart 0-0 0-0 0, Jazmyne Laskey 0-7 1-4 1, Makala Canada 0-0 0-0 0, Madyson Garcia 2-3 0-0 4, Marissa Evans 7-15 0-0 20, Charon Cheatham 0-1 0-0 0, Claren McCormick 2-4 0-3 5, Rylee Barnes 2-6 0-2 6, Sarah Alsabbaheen 1-2 1-2 4, Ashley Carrillo 3-9 5-5 11. Totals 19-54 7-16 55.

 

Halftime: Bethany 38-31. 3-Point goals: Bethany 8-22 (Welsch 0-2, Wortham 3-4, Aktas 2-4, Mueller 1-4, Garrett 0-2, Nyguard 2-6); Southwestern 10-30 (Webb 0-5, Laskey 0-4, Garcia 0-1, Evans 6-9, Cheatham 0-1, McCormick 1-3, Barnes 2-5, Alsabbaheen 1-2). Rebounds: Bethany 37 (Welsch 7); Southwestern 31 (Carrillo 8). Assists: Bethany 22 (Garrett 6); Southwestern 15 (Laskey 5). Steals: Bethany 8 (3 with 2); Southwestern 6 (Laskey 2, Carrillo 2). Blocks: Bethany 3 (Carver 2); Southwestern 8 (McCormick 6). Turnovers: Bethany 12, Southwestern 19. Fouled out: none. Total fouls: Bethany 17, Southwestern 18.

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