State Colleges

Bethel tops Tabor in KCAC play-in

Matt Regier and Justin Watson scored 18 points each to lead Bethel to a 75-63 victory over Tabor at Hillsboro on Monday in the play-in round of the KCAC Tournament.

Damon Dechant led the Bluejays with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Saint Mary's defeated Ottawa 85-53 in the other men's play-in game.

BETHEL: Schneider 3, Gingerich 5, Ronnebaum 8, Watson 18, Grove 4, Baldia 17, Sullivan 2, Regier 18. Totals 24-46 21-28 75.

TABOR: Kingsley 11, Arnold 16, Hiett 2, Dick 4, Dechant 17, Shewey 2, Janzen 2, Hann 6, Chippeaux 3. Totals 24-56 9-11 63.

Halftime — Bethel 34, Tabor 29. 3's — Bethel 6-14 (Watson, Baldia 5, ); Tabor 6-19 (Kingsley, Arnold 4, Chippeaux). Rebounds — Bethel 33 (Regier 8); Tabor 29 (Chippeaux 9). Assists — Bethel: 11 (Grove 4), Tabor: 15 (Hann 4).

St. Mary 85, Ottawa 53

OTTAWA: Tate 5, Smith 10, Schreiner 7, Paul 8, Sloan 2, Dippel 8, Johnston 6, Carter 7. Totals 20-62 10-16 53.

ST. MARY: LaTorre 14, Dougherty 7, Nitsche 27, Greenberg 5, Fisher 8, Avant 20, White 4. Totals 32-74 7-10 85.

Halftime — Ottawa 27, St. Mary 24. 3's — Ottawa 3-13 (Schreiner, Dippel 2); St. Mary 14-27 (Dougherty, Nitsche 9, Greenberg, Fisher 2, Avant). Rebounds — Ottawa 35 (Carter and Paul 7); St. Mary 52 (Avant 11). Assists — Ottawa: 14 (Johnston 5), St. Mary: 25 (Dougherty 12).

WOMEN

Bethany women 66, Saint Mary 53 — Rhys Pihl led the Bethany women with 14 points and seven rebounds as the Swedes rolled to a 66-53 win over Saint Mary at Leavenworth in a play-in game for the KCAC Tournament. Amber Dunham added 12 points for Bethany and Jade Pihl and Cathy Wade chipped in with 10 apiece. Ottawa defeated McPherson 74-47 in the other women's play-in game.

BETHANY: Wade 10, J. Pihl 10, R. Pihl 14, Dwelkotte 5, Dunham 12, Wendland 1, Stensaas 3, Cook 2, Cole 6, Garner 3. Totals 24-47 15-23 66.

ST. MARY: Ciani 28, Joens 6, Beshears 9, Eckert 4, Gardner 6. Totals 19-44 9-18 53.

Halftime — Bethany 37, St. Mary 27. 3's — Bethany 3-8 (J. Pihl 2, Stensaas); St. Mary 6-19 (Joens, Beshears 3, Gardner 2). Rebounds — Bethany 32 (R. Pihl and Wade 7); St. Mary 26 (Ciani 15). Assists — Bethany: 23 (J. Pihl 7), St. Mary: 13 (Ciani 3).

Ottawa 74, McPherson 47

MCPHERSON: Sharp 11, Poland 5, Ducy 3, Weisenburger 8, Ozbun 9, Robinson 3, Watts 3, James 3, Florian 2. Totals 17-72 6-9 47.

OTTAWA: Gibson 14, Stone 8, Smith 5, Mueller 9, Morris 2, Leichtle 1, Hartzler 8, Hasenkamp 12, Buckles 2, Post 8, Sprew 5. Totals 24-55 15-19 74.

Halftime — Ottawa 40, McPherson 26. 3's — McPherson 7-20 (Ducy, Weisenburger 2, Ozbun 2, Watts, James); Ottawa 11-29 (Gibson 4, Mueller, Hartzler 5, Hasenkamp 4). Rebounds — McPherson 41 (Poland 9); Ottawa 48 (Sprew 11). Assists — McPherson: 12 (Ducy 5), Ottawa: 17 (Smith 6).

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