Nov. 23 - WOOSTER, Ohio – The Bethany women’s basketball team built a 15-point halftime lead, then was forced to hold on as a Pitt-Bradford three at the buzzer missed to give the Bison a 76-73 triumph in the consolation game of the Wooster Tip-Off Tournament.
In Saturday’s opener against Manchester, BC took a 35-21 halftime advantage, but scored just 17 points in the second half of a 59-52 setback. Sunday’s contest had the same start, as the Bison turned 18 Pitt-Bradford turnovers into 21 points in the first half to surge out to a 43-28 margin at the break.
The Bison had three scorers reach double digits, including 18 points from Kelly Goode, who also made four steals. Wilson’s late efforts gave her 15 markers, while Brandenburg was 7-for-8 from the floor for 14 points and added six rebounds. Sophomore Tara Harris (Zanesville, Ohio) pulled down seven boards to lead BC, while senior Caelyn DiSanti (Tarentum, Pa./North Catholic) totaled six assists and four steals.
Senior Kaitlyn McCormick (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park), who averaged 10 points and 2.5 rebounds per game over the weekend, was selected for All-Tournament team honors.
Bethany will return to the floor Tuesday at Mount Union in a game scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m