Bethany, W. Va. – The Bethany Bison men's basketball team dropped a PAC matchup to Westminster 85-65 Wednesday evening inside Hummel Field House. The Bison were led by freshman Allayasa Bray with 13 points. The green and white fall to 1-14 (0-6) while the Titans are now 5-11 (3-4).
1st- Bethany trailed by as many as 16 before cutting the lead to five before halftime. Jumpers from Jalen Best-Peyton cut the Titan lead to 14, 39-25 with under five minutes to go in the half. Logan Wolverton hit a pair of freebies to bring the Bison within 12. The green and white continued to cut the lead before the half. A Wolverton trey brought the Bison within five at the end of the first half, 46-41.
2nd- The Bison came out in the second half with a steal and quick bucket from Derek White Jr, but the Titans built the lead back up to 15 before a shot from behind the arc from Aiden Albert, cutting the lead to 12. The Bison saw the opportunity to comeback slip away. Bethany was outscored 39-24 in the second half.
IN THE BOX SCORE
• Allayasa Bray led the Bison with 13 points shooting 50% from the field
• Carter Adams and Jalen Best-Payton contributed nine points
• Dylan Furlong and Derek White Jr. added eight points
• The Bison were 10-14 from the charity stripe
• Bethany dished out 12 assists. White Jr. dished out a team high four assists
Head Coach Nick Hager:
It was a tough game from start to finish. I thought we executed at times, which that gave us opportunities...some we took advantage of and others, I think we left on the floor. We need to keep working towards putting together a complete game. We'll come back tomorrow and get ready for W&J. #OneBethany
Bethany travels to Washington, Pa Saturday Jan. 12 to take on Washington & Jefferson in a PAC contest at 3 pm