New Wilmington, Pa - The Bethany College women's basketball team traveled to New Wilmington, Pa. for a President's Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup to face the Westminster College Titans. The Bison rolled past the Titans, 58-50. Bethany had four score double digits, led by senior Sammie Weiss with 16 points. The green and white are now 12-11 (7-7), while Westminster is now 8-16 (6-9).
1st- Bethany struck first with a Sammie Weiss three. Westminster answered and gained the lead, 4-3. The Bison and Titans exchanged the lead 5 times throughout the first stanza. The green and white pulled ahead from an Ashley Duthie old fashion three point play, 8-7. Jumpers from Weiss and Duthie gave the Bison a 12-11 lead at the end of one.
2nd- A Weiss' trey put the Bison up four, 15-11, but the Titans answered with a three of their own. Both teams battled to answer the opponent's shots. The Bison pulled away going on a 7-3 run to end the half. 27-23.
3rd- A Duthie layup put the green and white on the board first to start the second half. The Bison led by as many as seven before the Titans cut and took the lead with under two minutes to go in the third. The green and white trailed by five going into the fourth quarter.
4th- A Taylor Stinnett jumper and Allison Kuhn shot from behind the arc, knotted the game at 42-42. The game see-sawed before gained the lead for good. A Makayla Reynolds layup put the Bison up four, 48-44. The Bison led by as many as 12 and rolled past the Titans, 58-50.
IN THE BOX SCORE
• Senior Sammie Weiss scored a team high 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds, while dishing out four assists
• Ashley Duthie added 12 points and seven rebounds
• Allison Kuhn and Makayla Reynolds added 11 points apiece. Kuhn hit three treys from behind the arc and Reynolds pulled in nine rebounds, seven coming on the offensive boards
• The Bison tied a season low seven turnovers. The green and white scored 24 points off of Westminster's 16 turnovers
Head Coach Brian Sansom:
"Happy for our ladies to get back on track today! I challenged them a little bit at the end of the 3rd quarter and they responded with a lot of energy and fight to take control of the game in the 4th! We talked a lot about that especially this time of the year we need to make some personal sacrifices to work towards achieving our goals! We need to build off of today moving into the last week of the regular season so we can get some momentum going heading into the playoffs! A lot of great individual performances today but this was a TEAM win as everyone did something to make an impact on the game! #ONEBethany"
Bethany returns action on Wednesday, Feb. 13 against Washington & Jefferson inside Hummel Field House. Tip-off is set for 5:30 pm.