After just ten minutes of play, the Lady Pilots found themselves in an 18-point deficit on Saturday afternoon at Spring Arbor University. Unwilling to surrender, Bethel chipped away at the lead over the course of the final 30 minutes and came out with a positive result, downing the Cougars 70-61. The win moves BC to 9-15 on the season and 3-9 in Crossroads League play while SAU falls to 6-17 on the year and 1-11 in league competition.
Although six Lady Pilots were able to score in double figures in Bethel's matchup with (RV) Goshen College, their effort fell just short as BC fell 79-81 to the Maple Leafs. The win gives Goshen the regular-season sweep over the Lady Pilots for the first time since the 1997-98 season. The loss drops Bethel to 8-15 on the season and 2-9 in Crossroads League play while the Maple Leafs improve to 16-7 and 7-4 in the league play.
After trailing by 11 at the halftime break, the Lady Pilots used a 5-0 run to open the second half to pull within six of NAIA No. 6 Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday afternoon. However, over the final 18 minutes, IWU outscored Bethel 43 to 21, handing the Lady Pilots a 59-87 loss. Bethel moves to 8-14 on the season and 2-8 in league play while IWU now sits at 19-3 on the year and remains undefeated with a 10-0 mark in the Crossroads League.
After trailing Taylor University by 15 points at the halftime break, the Lady Pilots constructed a huge second half run to pull within two points with under ten minutes to play. However, Bethel did not have enough gas in the tank, and Taylor exited Gates Gymnasium with a 73-60 win over the Lady Pilots. The loss drops BC to 8-13 on the season and 2-7 in Crossroads League play.
|(7) University of Saint Francis||EST|
|(10) Marian University at||1:00pm|
|(21) Huntington University||EST|
|Mount Vernon Nazarene University at||1:00pm|
|Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Crossroads League Tournament Semifinal|
|Crossroads League Tournament Championship|