Bethany, W. Va - The Bethany College women's basketball team celebrated senior night and concluded their season on Saturday afternoon, for a President's Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup against the Waynesburg Yellowjackets. The Bison edged the Yellowjackets, 74-72. Freshman Allayasa Bray led the Bison with a career high 24 points. The green and white are now 5-20 (4-12) while the Yellowjackets are now 8-17, (6-10).
1st – Senior Malik Ellis put the Bison ahead 5-2, scoring five straight points. The Yellowjackets regained the lead and took a 14-8 lead. An Allayasa Bray hit a three, and Khalil Wilson laid one in to bring the Bison within one, 14-13. The green and white took a 16-14 lead with another Bray three. Bethany and Waynesburg seesawed back and forth, with the Yellowjackets taking a five point lead into halftime, 42-37.
2nd- Waynesburg took an eight point lead before Bethany battled back and regained a 53-52. The Bison got buckets from Trent Uphold, Allayasa Bray and Derek White Jr. to give the green and white the lead. The Yellowjackets kept battling back, but the Bison maintained the lead.
IN THE BOX SCORE
• Allayasa Bray notched a career high 24 points, shooting 7-12 from the field, 4-6 from three, and 6-6 from the charity stripe
• Khalil Wilson added 17 points and seven boards
• Derek White Jr. registered a double-double with 10 points and a team high 11 rebounds
• Logan Wolverton dished out a team high four assists
• Bethany shot 85.7% (18-21) from the charity stripe
Head Coach Nick Hager
"Tonight was a total and complete team effort. Everyone contributed in lots of areas and at both ends. I'm proud of our guys, we'll enjoy this one and take the momentum into the offseason. To our lone senior, Malik Ellis, he was the heart and soul of our team and has left his mark on the program in lots of areas. His leadership and examples are ones we will carry with us going forward. Our program is definitely better because he was a part of it. #OneBethany"
Bethany concluded the 2018-19 season with five wins and 4-12 in the PAC.