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Mishawaka, Ind. – The Bethel College Lady Pilots women’s basketball team hung with the defending champion Marian Knights for the first half but could not finish in the first game of the 2018 calendar year for the Lady Pilots.

GAME VITALS

  • Score: Marian def. Bethel 63-59
  • Records: Bethel (6-11, 1-4) | Marian (15-2, 4-1)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Marian – No. 5
  • Location: Wiekamp Athletic Center | Bethel College | Mishawaka, Ind.

STAT TRACKER

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Knights are the two-time defending NAIA DII national champions.
  • The Knights used a 19-0 run midway thru the third quarter into the fourth quarter to extend a 36-35 lead to 55-35 with 7:59 remaining. The Lady Pilots closed the game on an 24-8 run to pull to the final margin.
  • The Lady Pilots have now lost 7 straight against the Knights after winning 3 of their previous 4 prior to the 2014-15 season.
  • Kelsey Brickner scored a career-high 26 points on 14-16 from the free throw line.
  • Kaitlin Elsasser is 8 rebounds shy of reaching 500 for her career after finishing this evening’s contest with 3 rebounds.
  • The Knights outrebounded the Lady Pilots 45-24 and had a +11 advantage in 2nd chance points.

NEXT TIME OUT

  • The Lady Pilots continue their short two-game home-stand on Saturday against No. 15 Indiana Wesleyan as the first game of a men’s and women’s double header slated for 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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FINAL 1 2 3 4 F
Marian (Ind.) 14 15 17 17 63
Bethel College 13 15 7 24 59
Jan. 3, 2018
MARIAN (IND.) INDV. LEADERS BETHEL COLLEGE
#34 Dejah Cyrus – 18 Points #30 Kelsey Brickner – 26
#34 Dejah Cyrus – 13 Rebounds 2 Players (#12,#30) – 7
#11 Joana Soeiro – 6 Assists 2 Players (#3,#12) – 2
MARIAN (IND.) TEAM STATISTICS BETHEL COLLEGE
41.9% (26 – 62) Field Goals % 36.7% (18 – 49)
19% (4 – 21) 3 Point Field Goals % 30.8% (4 – 13)
58.3% (7 – 12) Free Throws 73.1% (19 – 26)
46 Rebounds 26
11 Assists 6
22 Turnovers 16
14 2nd Chance Pts 5