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Mitchell scores 45 in Friends victory

  • Eagle staff
  • Published Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at 11:43 p.m.

Joe Mitchell scored 45 points, helping Friends beat Bethany 111-103 on Thursday night in Lindsborg.

The teams began the night tied for second place in the KCAC. The game featured the top two scorers in NAIA Division II, Mitchell and Bethany’s Idris Ibn Idris. Mitchell amassed his 45 points by hitting 12 of 15 shots from the field and 17 of 20 free throws. He made 4 of 5 three-point attempts. Idris scored 42 points.

The win moved Friends (21-5, 12-3 KCAC) a game ahead of Bethany (18-8, 11-4) in the KCAC standings. Friends trails league leader Sterling by a half game. The Falcons play host to Sterling next Thursday.

FRIENDS: Nelson 3-9 4-4 13, Mitchell 12-15 17-20 45, Johnson 1-1 0-0 3, Simmonds 0-0 0-0 0, Wilson 0-2 0-0 0, Williamsk 5-8 4-4 17, Goudeaux 0-1 0-0 0, White 7-9 0-0 14, Anderson 1-1 0-2 2, Durham 0-0 1-2 1, Rausch 6-12 0-0 16. Totals 35-58 (15-25) 26-32 111.

BETHANY: McLin 2-3 0-0 5, Idris 18-24 4-7 42, Abad 1-5 1-2 4, Hawkins 8-15 0-0 20, Bieberle 3-8 2-2 11, Coleman 4-7 1-1 9, Loul 1-3 0-0 2, Roybal 5-8 0-3 10. Totals 42-74 (11-29) 8-15 103.

Halftime — Friends 58, BC 55. 3s — Friends 15-25 (Mitchell 4, Rausch 4, Nelson 3, Williams 3, Johnston), BC 11-29 (Hawkins 4, Beiberle 3, Idris 2, McLin, Abad). Rebounds — Friends 33 (White 8), BC 27 (Roybal, Coleman 5). Assists — Friends 20 (Nelson 6), BC 18 (Idris 6).

Friends women 70, Bethany 39 — Sarah Munds scored 23 points, Kayla Mollere scored 13 and Shann Sellers had 13 for Friends (21-6, 12-3). The Falcons outscored Bethany 37-18 in the second half.

FRIENDS: Sanders 2-3 0-0 4, Sellers 6-11 1-2 13, Atherton 1-1 1-2 3, Bartelds 0-2 0-0 0, Piacek 1-4 0-0 2, Ashworth 0-1 0-0 0, Justice 2-5 0-0 5, Munds 9-14 0-0 23, Bailey 0-0 0-0 0, Mollere 7-10 0-3 14, Ford 0-0 0-0 0, Em. Wilson 1-1 0-0 2, Er. Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Killman 0-0 0-0 0, Steffenson 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 31-57 (6-14) 2-7 70.

BETHANY: Madden 0-0 0-0 0, Rees 2-3 1-2 7, Gamboa 0-4 0-0 0, Norton 1-4 0-0 2, Shetler 0-0 2-2 2, Brammer 2-3 2-2 7, Latters 0-0 1-1 1, Austin 2-6 0-0 6, Dolan 0-5 0-0 0, Bledsoe 0-2 0-0 0, Kerlikowske 0-0 0-0 0, Carey 4-7 2-5 10, Oblschwager 0-3 0-0 0, Sullivan 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 13-41 (5-16) 8-12 39.

Halftime — Friends 33, BC 21. 3s — Friends 6-14 (Munds 5, Justice), BC 5-16 (Rees 2, Austin 2, Brammer). Rebounds — Friends 31 (Mollere 6), BC 28 (Sullivan 6). Assists — Friends 16 (Ptacek, Mollere 4), BC 9 (Norton 3).

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