Nov. 30 - WILMINGTON, Ohio – Despite a career-high 22 points from senior Renee Brandenburg (Avella, Pa.), the Bethany women’s basketball team fell by an 82-71 count Sunday afternoon to Pitt-Bradford in the consolation game of Wilmington College’s Fred Raizk Tournament.
Brandenburg had three early buckets, including a short jumper to give the Bison (1-4) their largest lead of the game at 13-7 with 15:42 left in the first half. BC was still in front by a 31-27 score after a jumper from sophomore Kelly Goode (Pleasant Plain, Ohio/Little Miami) at the 4:11 mark, but the Panthers (2-4) outscored the Green and White 17-6 to close the half and take a 44-37 advantage into intermission.
In Saturday’s loss to Wittenberg, Bethany hit just 25 percent from the floor. Although they knocked down 16-of-34 (47.1 percent) in the first half Sunday, they committed 16 turnovers, which led to 19 Bradford points. UPB also had a huge first half from Katie Moore, who dropped in 22 by the break.
The second half opened with a three-pointer from BC sophomore Tara Harris (Zanesville, Ohio) to bring the Bison within four at 44-40. However, the Panthers responded with a 16-3 run which gave them their biggest lead of the day at 60-43. Bethany, who shot just 35 percent (11-35) in the second half, never moved closer than 11 the rest of the way and dropped their third consecutive contest.
Brandenburg reset her career-high in points, which was 20 during her sophomore season, with 22 markers and also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds. Sophomore Stacy Goode (Pleasant Plain, Ohio/Little Miami) added 12 and Kelly Goode and Harris each chipped in with 11 apiece.
After averaging 17 points and 5.5 rebounds during the weekend, Brandenburg was selected for All-Tournament Team honors.
Pitt-Bradford’s All-Tournament Team selection was Moore, who finished with a