Huntington, Ind. — The Bethel University Women’s Basketball squad (6-16, 2-11) was unable to come up with a win versus the Huntington Foresters (9-14, 4-9) with a score of 75-55 Saturday afternoon.
The Pilots started slow due to multiple turnovers, only grabbing two jump shots from freshman guard Mariah Claywell and one free throw from Maiah Shelton making it an 18-5 Huntington advantage with 3:40 left the play in the first quarter.
The offense couldn’t catch a break in the second quarter with missed shots and turnovers on almost every possession. The Pilots recorded 31 turnovers, which caused their scoring woes. Bethel played their part rebounding the ball both offensively (14) and defensively (26).
Maiah Shelton capitalized in the third quarter hitting three jump shots with the score ending that period 52-38, Huntington.
The Foresters kept the game moving by draining the clock and hitting 58.3% from the field and 80% from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter to keep them up by 10 and away from the Pilots in the closing stages.
Maiah Shelton led the Pilots with 13 points, seven rebounds, and two steals, while Abby Williams had 11 points, four blocks, and five rebounds. Claywell also fared well, recording 10 points, one block, one steal, five rebounds, and three assists.
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Pilots outrebounded the Foresters 40-29, resulting in 13 second-chance points.
- Addi Jones recorded four of the team’s steals.
- Bethel allowed Huntington to have 36 points off turnovers.
NEXT TIME OUT
Bethel will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., to face NAIA #6 Marian University on Feb. 1 at 7:00 p.m. on the Regional Radio Sports Network, wth coverage beginning at 6:45 p.m.