New Wilmington, Pa - The Bethany College men's basketball traveled to New Wilmington, Pa for a President's Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup to face the Westminster College Titans. The Bison fell to the Titans, 79-56. Freshman Dylan Furlong led the Bison with 12 points. The green and white are now 4-19 (3-11) while the Titans are now 11-13 (9-6).
1st – The game started off as a see-saw battle. Each team answered their opponent's shots with shots of their own. Dylan Furlong got the Bison started scoring the first five points for the green and white. Derek White Jr. gave the Bison a 7-6 lead. However, the Titans answered and took lead right back. Allayasa Bray added a layup to cut the lead to one, 10-9. The Bison were unable to get back on top. The green and white trailed by as many as 13 before a Khalil Wilson jumper cut the lead to 11 before the half.
2nd- The Titans jumped out to a 15 point lead to start the half. A pair of Aiden Albert free throws cut the lead back to 13, 37-24. The Titans took a commanding lead going up by 20, before the Bison battled back. The green and white cut the lead back down to 13, from back to back threes from Furlong and Malik Ellis, and a jumper from Derek White Jr, 54-41. The Bison quickly saw the lead grow over the course of the second half. The Bison fell 79-56.
IN THE BOX SCORE
• Dylan Furlong led the Bison with 12 points, going 5-7 from the field and 2-4 from three, and blocking two Titan shots
• Aiden Albert added 11 points and a team high two steals
• Allayasa Bray contributed 10 points in 18 minutes as a reserve
• Khalil Wilson led the Bison with six boards and added eight points
• Derek White Jr. dished out four assists and added six points
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. Hats off to Westminster, their size and strength gave us problems all day. We'll bounce back and get ready for W&J. #OneBethany
Bethany returns action on Wednesday, Feb. 13 against Washington & Jefferson inside Hummel Field House. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 pm.