WINCHESTER, Va. – The Shenandoah University women's basketball team wrapped up its non-league slate Friday afternoon with a 57-49 home loss to Bethany (W. Va.).
The Bison (7-4) led wire-to-wire in downing the Hornets (5-6).
Shenandoah was able to cut its deficit to three points, 50-47, following a Shannon Kuhn jumper with 3:59 to play only to see Bethany score seven of the game's final nine points to secure the victory.
Bethany opened the game on a 7-0 run to take the early lead. Ashley Stone got the Hornets on the board with a layup at 7:31 which also started a 6-3 run for SU that made it 10-6 at 4:06.
The two teams played relatively even with BC outscoring its hosts 12-11 on the strength of 67 percent (4-for-6) shooting from the field and a 10-3 advantage on the glass.
Back-to-back buckets from Kuhn and Sarah Donley cut the Shenandoah deficit to four, 29-25, early in the stanza only to see the Bison post a 19-9 run to end the period and take a 48-34 lead after three.
Trailing by 14 with 8:29 remaining, Shenandoah scored 11 unanswered points in a span of 4:15 to make it 50-47 following that Kuhn jumper. Bethany then held SU to just two more points, on a fastbreak layup by McKenzie Mathis with 36 seconds left, to seal the win.
- Today's game was the first-ever between the two schools in women's basketball
- Shenandoah shot 37 percent (19-of-52)
- Bethany shot 41 percent (18-of-44)
- BC had a 36-28 advantage on the glass