MISHAWAKA – The Bethel University women’s basketball team could not stop a hot-shooting Marian squad on Wednesday night, falling 115-77 in the Wiekamp Athletic Center. The fourth-ranked Knights shot 54.5-percent from the field to give the Pilots all they could handle. Kelsey Brickner matched a season-high with a team-leading 21 points.

 

GAME VITALS

  • Score: Marian def. Bethel 115-77
  • Records: Bethel (6-13, 0-7) | Marian (17-2, 6-1)
  • NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll:  Bethel – not rated | Marian – No. 4
  • Location: Wiekamp Athletic Center | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.

 

STAT TRACKER

 

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

  • The Pilots were shooting 50.0-percent from the field through three quarters before going cold in the fourth, shooting just 5-for-17 in the final stanza.
  • The Pilots outscored the Knights 32-25 in the second quarter, shooting a blistering 12-of-17 from the field.
  • Kelsey Brickner matched a season-high with 21 points.
  • Sierra Miller set or matched season-highs in points, rebounds, and steals.
  • Marian came out of the gate with 34 points in the first quarter, shooting 6-of-12 from three-point range. They opened the second half with 36 points in the third quarter, going 14-of-23 from the field in the period.
  • The Pilots were outrebounded 45-23 and were outscored 19-6 in second chance points.

 

NEXT TIME OUT

  • The Pilots travel to Goshen to take on the Maple Leafs on Saturday at 1:00 pm.