Bethany, W. Va - The Bethany College women's basketball team returned home for a President's Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup against the St. Vincent Bearcats. The Bison fell to the Bearcats, 81-34. Senior Sammie Weiss led the Bison with 10 points. The green and white are now 11-11 (6-7), while St. Vincent is now 18-4 (12-1).
1st- The Bearcats struck first with a three and never looked back. Sammie Weiss put the Bison on the board with a layup, Bison trailing 3-2. The green and white battled to keep the game close, but a 13-2 run by the St. Vincent put the Bearcats ahead 24-10 at the end of the first stanza.
2nd- The Bison battled to cut the Bearcat lead. Freebies from Makayla Reynolds cut the lead to 14, 26-12. Back to back trips to the foul line from Ashley Duthie cut the Bearcat lead to nine, 26-17. Bethany turnovers led to St. Vincent taking a commanding lead going into halftime, 43-19.
3rd- Bethany was outscored 20-5 in the third quarter, shooting a cold 11.1% from the field.
IN THE BOX SCORE
• Sammie Weiss led the Bison with 10 points
• Makayla Reynolds added six points and four rebounds
• The Bison were outrebounded 45-34. Taylor Stinnett pulled in a team high six rebounds
• Bethany was held to 34 points which is the lowest this season
Head Coach Brian Sansom:
"We have a lot of great young women in our program! All who make me very proud of who they are as people! We've lost our way some with playing the game basketball but I won't EVER stop caring for them or believing in them on and off the court! Basketball is just a game but a game that we can learn so much about ourselves! Failure is not fatal, it can be if you let it define you and overtake you! I will not let it define these young women and I will keep fighting for them to see the light on the other side because in life nothing is ever going to be easy but having the will to fight through tough moments in their life will only allow them to become stronger as individuals and will always remind them to fight like heck for what you want to get out of life! I love my team no matter what the scoreboard will ever say! #ONEBethany"
Bethany returns action on Saturday when they travel to New Wilmington, Pa to face Westminster in a PAC matchup.