Canton, Ohio - The Bethany College men's basketball team traveled to Canton, Ohio to face the Malone University Pioneers in a non-conference tilt Saturday afternoon. The Bison fell to the Pioneers, 90-57. Dylan Furlong led the Bison with 12 points.
Bethany struck first from a Khalil Wilson layup. The Green and White continued to build the lead after Dylan Furlong nailed a jumper from behind the arc. The Bison took a 7-2 lead before the Pioneers made a run to come back and take the lead with 15:00 minutes to go in the first half. Bethany was held scoreless until the 11:45 mark of the first half after Craig Sauers laid in a layup. The Pioneers led 17-9. The Bison had a run to cut the lead to five, off of another Furlong trey from behind the arc, 20-15. The Green and White battled to keep the lead close, Bethany trailed 37-28 at the half.
The Bison struck first in the second half, from a Wilson jump shot, the Pioneer leads was only 37-30. The Pioneers and Bison answered each opponent's buckets. After back to back buckets from the Pioneers, the lead quickly grew to 49-39. Back to back Bison turnovers allowed the Pioneers to maintain their lead in double digits. With 12:18 left in the second half, Sauers hit a three to cut the lead to 10, but the Pioneers had an answer and then some. The Pioneers held the Bison scoreless again until the 8:25 mark after Dalton Hamrick hit a jumper from behind the arc. The Pioneers were in cruise control throughout the second half.
IN THE BOX SCORE
- Dylan Furlong – 12 points (4-6 FG, 4-5 3pt.)
- Khalil Wilson – 10 points (5-10 FG)
- Dalton Hamrick – 9 points, 9 rebounds
- Derek White Jr. – 7 points, 6 assists
Bethany College – 0-4 (0-0 PAC)
Malone University – 2-2 (0-0 G-MAC)
Bethany College travels to Pittsburgh, Pa on Wednesday, November 20 for a non-conference match up against the Carnegie Mellon Tartans. Tip-off set for 7:30 pm.