KWU Sweeps Bethel
Mike Hammett - Sat 09:22 PM 02/02/2013
Christian Cassity picked up her third double double with 16 points and a career high 12 rebounds as Kansas Wesleyan defeated Bethel 76-58 in the women's game at Mabee Arena.
The Coyotes scored on their first five possessions to build an 11-2 lead with 17:39 to play in the half. The Coyotes led by 11 on a three by Vanessa Kresin with 14:35 to go.
Bethel responded with 15 of the next 19 points to tie the game at 20 on a three point play by Lauren Ulrich with 9:29 to go before halftime.
The Coyotes would not trail in the half, and closed the half on a 10-1 run to rebuild the 11 point lead at 39-28.
In the second half, the Coyotes would start on a blistering pace building a 16 point lead on a bucket by Jessica Olson at 48-32. Bethel would close within 12 twice before the Coyotes built as much as a 21 point lead at 67-46 with 9:01 to go.
Stephanie Frost added 14 points and Kresin 13.
The Coyotes are 14-9 and 9-4 in the KCAC. Bethel is 6-17 and 2-12 in the KCAC.
KWU hosts Sterling on Thursday.
Kansas Wesleyan used a 31 point night from Canon Fields and had four others in double figures in a 108-86 rout of Bethel in the men's game at Mabee Arena.
The Coyotes built an early nine point lead at 17-8 on back-to-back threes from Garret Pasold, but Bethel would close within four before the Coyotes started to pull away. KWU forced 12 first half Bethel turnovers and pushed out to a 48-28 halftime lead. Canon Fields tallied 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the first half alone.
In the second half, the Coyotes never led by less than 20 and more than 27. While Bethel never threatened, Ronnie Hodge came off the bench and hit all nine threes and scored all 29 of his points in the second half. Canon Fields sat out the final 7 plus minutes with the game and finished 3 rebounds shy of a triple double with 31 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds.
Dane Brinker adds 20 points, Brock Borovetz and Dylan Hidalgo chip in 14 each, while Michael Johnson adds 12. Joey Long had 5 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks.
The Coyotes are 7-17 overall and 4-10 in the KCAC, while Bethel is 2-22 and 1-13 in the league.
The Coyotes host Sterling on Thursday.