Bethany Clipped by Thiel

Bethany Clipped by Thiel

Greenville, Pa- The Bethany College women's basketball team traveled to Greenville, Pa. for a President's Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup to face the Thiel College Tomcats. The Bison fell to the Tomcats, 77-69. Senior Sammie Weiss led the Bison with 24 points. The green and white are now 11-10 (6-6), while Thiel is now 5-15 (3-8).


1st- Sammie Weiss got the Bison on the board scoring 12 straight points. An Ashley Duthie layup put the green and white ahead 14-12. Free throws from Kelsie Meintel put the Bison ahead 16-12. A Haylie Glass three extended the lead to 19-14.

2nd- A Makayla Reynolds layup stretched the lead to 21-14. Bethany and Thiel went back and forth with each team answering its opponent's shots. The Tomcats cut the Bison lead to two, 23-19, but the green and white fired back, with jumpers from Reynolds and a Weiss layup. The Bison led by as many as eight, before a 13-4 Tomcat run to end the half. Thiel led 32-31 at halftime.

3rd- Back to back threes from Allison Kuhn and Duthie gave the Bison a 36-32 lead to start the second half. The Tomcats took the lead back 39-38. A M. Reynolds layup gave the Bison a 40-39 lead. A see-saw battle with each team answering its opponent's shots, exchanging the lead multiple times. At the end of three, game knotted at 50-50.

4th- Tomcats start the fourth on a 7-0 run before Makayla Reynolds laid in a layup, cutting the lead to five, 57-52. The Bison saw the lead grow to as many as 11 throughout the fourth quarter.

Sammie Weiss led Bethany with 24 points with six rebounds and four assists
Makayla Reynolds added 17 points and six boards
Ashley Duthie contributed 13 points with four assists and pulled in six boards
• The Bison dished out 21 assists, Allison Kuhn had a team high five dimes
• Bethany outrebounded Thiel 32-27
• The green and white shot 49.1% from the field

Bethany returns action on Wednesday, Feb. 6, when they take on St. Vincent for a PAC matchup inside Hummel Field House. Tip-off is set for 5:30 pm.