West Palm Beach, Fla. – The Bethel College Lady Pilots women’s basketball team got back in the winning column on Friday afternoon, taking down host Keiser (Fla.) in the first game of the Keiser New Year’s Classic.
- Score: Bethel def. Keiser 66-52
- Records: Bethel (6-9) | Keiser 4-12
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Keiser – not rated
- Location: Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center | Keiser University | West Palm Beach, Fla.
- Kamala Glenn: 21 pts, 5 reb, 7-10 fg
- Jessica Erwin: 16 pts, 5 reb, 5-8 ft
- Kelsey Brickner: 11 pts, 5 reb, 2 stl
- Tahya Bruce: 5 pts, 6 reb, 5 ast
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- The Lady Pilots opened a 15-8 lead near the end of the first quarter and never trailed after taking the lead for good at 4-3.
- The Lady Pilots’ largest lead came in the opening seconds of the third quarter on a Tahya Bruce layup to put Bethel up 42-25.
- After allowing the Seahawks to get within 7 at 52-45, the Lady Pilots closed the game on a 14-7 run over the final 6:36 to preserve the victory.
- The Lady Pilots held the Seahawks to just 26.6% from the field and 2-17 from the three-point line, while shooting 50.0% from the field themselves.
COACH GINGERICH SAYS
- “This was a complete team win. We played really free and it’s fun to watch us grow in our love for each other. It allows us to play without fear and we displayed that today through some tough situations.”
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Lady Pilots continue in the Keiser New Year’s Classic hosted by Keiser (Fla.) on Saturday afternoon against (RV) Ave Maria (Fla.) in a 1pm tip-off.
The Pilots compete in 18 intercollegiate sports for men and women. The Bethel College Athletic Department earned the NAIA Champion of Character Five-Star Gold Institution and produced 17 NAIA Scholar-Teams last season. While accumulating 3 NAIA National Championships and 32 NCCAA National Championships by 10 different athletic teams, Bethel has also produced 143 NAIA All-American honors and 309 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors over the past decade.
Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study.
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|Keiser University 4-12||16||9||17||10||52|
|Dec. 29, 2017|
|Student Life Center, West Palm Beach, FL|
|BETHEL||INDV. LEADERS||KEISER UNIVERSITY|
|#12 Kamala Glenn – 21||Points||#12 Midori Long – 15|
|#44 Kaitlin Elsasser – 8||Rebounds||#40 Kelsi Ash – 7|
|#03 Tahya Bruce – 5||Assists||2 Players (#03,#34) – 4|
|BETHEL||TEAM STATISTICS||KEISER UNIVERSITY|
|50% (23 – 46)||Field Goals %||26.6% (17 – 64)|
|45.5% (5 – 11)||3 Point Field Goals %||11.8% (2 – 17)|
|75% (15 – 20)||Free Throws||64% (16 – 25)|
|6||2nd Chance Pts||11|