Bethany Comeback Attempt Falls Short

Bethany Comeback Attempt Falls Short

Bethany, W. Va - The Bethany College men's basketball returned home for a President's Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup to face the Washington and Jefferson. The Bison fell to the Presidents, 68-60. Freshman Allayasa Bray led the Bison with a career high 19 points. The green and white are now 4-20 (3-12) while the Presidents are now 10-14 (8-7).

GAME OVERVIEW
1st – Aiden Albert put the Bison on the board first with a layup. The game went neck and neck with the game being knotted five times before the Presidents took the lead. An Albert layup put the Bison up one, 25-24, but the Presidents struck back. Bethany trailed at halftime, 40-31.

2nd- The Bison trailed by as many as 15 before going on a 17-2 run. An Allayasa Bray layup knotted the game at 50-50 with under nine minutes to go in the second half. The Bison took the lead with a Derek White Jr. layup. The green and white and the Presidents see-sawed back and forth. The Presidents took a 59-57 lead with three minutes to go. The Bison battled to catch the Presidents, but fell short, 68-60.

IN THE BOX SCORE
Allayasa Bray notched a career high 19 points shooting 7-10 from the field and 5-6 from the charity stripe
Derek White Jr. added 10 points, six boards, and three assists
Khalil Wilson and Malik Ellis each contributed nine points. Wilson pulled in seven rebounds while Ellis had a team high three steals
Aiden Albert added eight points
• The Bison shot 13-19 from the charity stripe, compared to the Presidents 20-27
Dylan Furlong blocked three shots

QUOTABLE

Head Coach Nick Hager:

"It was a tough one to lose tonight. The guys faught hard and really battled. We'll come back tomorrow and get ready for Waynesburg on Saturday. #OneBethany"

UP NEXT
Bethany returns action on Saturday, Feb. 16 against Waynesburg inside Hummel Field House. Tip-off is slated for 3:00 pm.

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