Pilots Run Away With Win

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2005-02-16
In their final regular season game of the season, the Foresters turned the ball over too many times and allow the Bethel College Pilots to run away with the 80-61 win. With the score tied at 23 with 5:58 left in the first half, HC committed five turnovers on its final ten possessions, sparking a 14-6 run for the Pilots to close out the half. After the break, things did not improve for the Foresters as they had nine more miscues by the time they reached the midpoint of the half. Bethel continued to take advantage and stretched its lead to 58-40 with 10:18 to play. A full court press sparked a 7-2 run for HC to bring them within 13 at 60-47, but back-to-back threes by Chasity Zellers put an end to the threat. The Foresters could get no closer the rest of the way. HC's Jessica Ramey and Bethel's Natalie Young shared game-high honors with each scoring 26 points. No other Forester reached double digits, whereas Zellers finished with 23 and Brandy Jerrell added 11 for the Pilots. The women conclude their regular season with a 12-15 record and placed sixth in the MCC standings with a record of 7-9. Huntington must await the outcome of Saturday's game between Taylor and St. Francis to determine who they will play in the first round of the conference tournament. The Foresters will play the loser of that game on the road on Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.

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