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Lady Pilots one step closer to championship game

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Junior Mandy Yoder throws up a three-opinter against the Lady Eagles. (Photo by Keith Cooper)
Junior Mandy Yoder throws up a three-opinter against the Lady Eagles. (Photo by Keith Cooper)
The Bethel College Lady Pilots advanced to the semi-finals of the NCCAA tourney on Thursday evening. The Pilots defeated King College by a score of 72-53. The Pilots used a strong defensive effort to pressure King College and force 25 turnovers. The Pilots took full advantage of these errors and scored 28 points off the turnovers as opposed to King College only scoring 11 points off turnovers. Leading the way for the Pilots was junior Bekah Basinger who was very efficient shooting the ball on the night. Basinger finished shooting 8-11 from the floor and had 20 points. Other notable Pilot contributors were guards Heathey Seyfred, Mandy Yoder, and Jordan Robbins. Each scored over 10 points as Seyfred had 15, Yoder added 11 and Robbins scored 12. While scoring 15 points Seyfred managed to reach a career milestone. Seyfred hit a 3-pointer in the game that put her over the 1,000 career point mark. This is impressive because this is only Seyfred’s second year playing for Bethel. She joins teammate Mandy Yoder as current players who have at least 1,000 career points. Yoder scored her 1,000th point the game before. The Pilots are now just one step away from playing in the NCCAA National Championship game. The Pilots will play Mt. Vernon Nazarene on Friday evening at 7 pm at Grace College in the semi-final game.
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