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McKENZIE — The No. 11 Bethel Lady Wildcats moved to 9-4 on the season with a convincing and record-setting 104-57 win over the visiting Oakland City Oaks Thursday night in Crisp Arena.The Oaks …
McKENZIE — The No. 11 Bethel Lady Wildcats moved to 9-4 on the season with a convincing and record-setting 104-57 win over the visiting Oakland City Oaks Thursday night in Crisp Arena.
The Oaks dropped to 2-8.
The Cats are 6-0 at home on the season and 112-15 all-time in Crisp.
The 104 points are the most by a Lady Wildcat squad since they beat Loyola 106-100 last year in a five-overtime affair in New Orleans. Bethel scored 100 or more three times last year.
Tasia Jones recorded 12 assists which is a new single game record in Bethel history.
Bethel had a season high 32 assists.
Freshman Ryann Roberts nailed nine three-pointers which ties former Wildcat great Shamon Pearson for most three’s in a game.
Her 34 points are the most by a freshman since Lorna Hudson scored 45 against Morthland in January of 2013.
Her 34 points are the tenth most ever scored in a game by a Lady Wildcat.
Bethel hit a season high 18 three-pointers in the game.
The 35-point second quarter is Bethel’s highest-scoring period of the season.
Bethel shot 53 percent while Oakland City shot 34 percent from the floor. The Oaks hit only one of 18 three-point attempts and had 28 turnovers.
Bethel had a 67-12 advantage in points off the bench.
Tyasia Willis was Bethel’ second leading scorer with 15 points.
Twelve different players scored for the Lady Wildcats.
Malia Schmittler led the Oaks with 18 points.
Coach Chris Nelson was pleased with his team’s willingness to share the basketball. “Tonight was a good night for our team. We have shared the ball and been unselfish all season, but tonight it really shined in a game where we shot the ball extremely well. It was an extra special evening due to Tasia breaking the assist record and Ryann tying the three-point record. It is a big accomplishment for those young ladies, especially considering the names they have passed on that list. It was really special to see our team celebrate each other’s success.”
Bethel returns to action Wednesday, December 18 in the Frontier Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.
They play No. 19 University of Providence at 2 p.m. CST.
They meet No. 14 Montana State University-Northern Thursday at 4 p.m. CST.