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Friends defeats Bethel

The Friends women beat Bethel 59-57 on Wednesday in North Newton in the quarterfinals of the KCAC Tournament.

The Falcons overcame a poor-shooting first half in which they made 6 of 20 shots. Despite the struggles, Friends was within four points at the half, 24-20.

Alyson Snell led the Falcons with 18 points and Jessica Halsig added 13.

Hannah Blackburn had 23 points and 18 rebounds for Bethel.

Friends (15-14) will play at top seed Sterling on Saturday. Southwestern will play at Kansas Wesleyan in the other semifinal.

Friends 59, Bethel 57

FRIENDS: Hilst 3-10 1-2 7, Halsig 5-13 3-3 13, Polley0Davis 3-8 2-2 9, Snell 7-12 3-4 18, Mathews 1-1 3-4 5, Porter 0-1 0-00 0, Ely 1-2 0-0 2, Selves 0-0 1-2 1, Onelio 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 22-52 13-17 59.

BETHEL: Blackburn 9-16 5-12 23, Askew 0-5 0-0 0, Phifer 2-8 0-2 5, Wood 5-10 3-4 14, Bachman 1-6 0-0 2, Muckenthaler 1-4 2-2 4, VanGundy 0-4 0-0 0, Blanson 3-7 3-6 9, Wilson 0-2 0-0 0, Anthony 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-64 13-26 57.

Halftime — Bethel 24, Friends 20. 3s — FU 2-14 (Polley-Davis, Snell); BC 2-10 (Phifer, Wood). Rebounds — FU 32 (Onelio 10); BC 41 (Blackburn 18). Assists — FU: 7 (Polley-Davis 4), BC: 6 (Phifer 3).

Sterling 82, Bethany 45

BETHANY: Wendland 3, Ohnsat 2, R. Pihl 9, Dwerlkotte 4, Stensaas 3, Cole 8, Wade 8, Garner 2, Dunham 6. Totals 14-55 15-22 45.

STERLING: Ewert 4, Curtis 5, Herman 7, Ubelaker 3, Spleiss 1, Eilert 2, Racette 9, Gasper 20, Patrick 18, Wiebe 13. Totals 24-53 28-38 82.

Halftime — Sterling 38, Bethany 17. 3s — BC 2-17 (Wendland, Stensaas); SC 6-15 (Patrick 2, Curtis, Herman, Ubelaker, Wiebe). Rebounds — BC 33 (Wade 5); SC 46 (Wiebe 11). Assists — BC: 9 (J. Pihl 3), SC: 18 (Ewert 4).

Southwestern 67, Tabor 40

TABOR: Wyckoff 6, Honn 20, Olvera 2, Silvas 4, Flaming 3, Mol.Dick 2, Gentry 1, Bulk 2. Totals 13-39 13-23 40.

SOUTHWESTERN: Hartfield 8, Jackson 4, Jarnagin 3, Manuel 14, Cossman 7, Robinson 2, Maxwell 10, Smith 3, Blattner 8, Laible 2, Carr 6. Totals 28-79 4-12 67.

Halftime — Southwestern 34, Tabor 19. 3s — TC 1-11 (Flaming); SW 7-22 (Manuel 2, Maxwell 2, Jarnagin, Cossman, Smith). Rebounds — TC 31 (Honn 5); SW 59 (6-Jackson, Jarnagin). Assists — TC: 7 (Mck. Dick 3), SW: 16 (4-Jackson, Cossman).

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