Jackson got off to a quick start, as he buried four threes and totaled 14 points by the break, which helped BC post a 45-37 lead by at halftime. The Bison led by one at 36-35 with 4:21 to go when junior forward Petre Petkovski (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park), sophomore forward Jonas Ankrom (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan) and Jackson canned trifactas on consecutive trips down the floor, as Bethany closed the half with a 9-2 spurt to build the halftime cushion.
The Bison shooters were red-hot in the opening stanza, swishing 10-of-18 attempts from the arc (55.6 percent). Jackson wasn’t the only one stroking from deep, as Petkovski drilled a trio of triples and had 13 by the break. Geneva, who hit just 1-of-13 from three-point land in the first half, was led by forward Greg McDivitt’s 12 points and eight rebounds.
Coming into the game needing 20 to get to 1,000, Jackson put himself a point away when he knocked down a three and a jumper on back-to-back possessions early in the second half, which gave Bethany a 52-41 lead. The Bison pulled away for good around the midway point of the second half when they ripped off 11 straight points to race to a 71-51 lead. The final basket of the run was a pull-up jumper from Jackson in transition, which pushed the 6-0 guard over the 1,000-point plateau and made him the 21st Bison player in school history to reach that mark.
Bethany would continue to add on to their lead, as they shot 61 percent (17-28) in the second half and finished the game 16-for-29 from deep (55 percent), as they picked up their seventh consecutive victory.
In addition to his 21 markers, Jackson also chipped in with six rebounds and five assists. Three others finished in double figures, including Petkovski with 17 points and a team-high eight rebounds, and Ankrom and sophomore forward Ryan Besancon (Wooster, Ohio/Waynedale) with 12 each.
The Golden Tornadoes were led by their inside duo of McDivitt, who recorded a double-double with 23 points and 12 rebounds, and Zac Northen, who dropped in 10.
The Bison return to the floor Wednesday night with a PAC contest against Thiel at 8 p.m. Bethany, who at 7-1 in the PAC is a full game in front of Grove City for the top spot in the league, will be trying for a season sweep after they defeated 69-65 the Tomcats (9-9, 4-4) in Greenville on Jan. 5.