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Result: L 56-90

Men's Basketball vs. Bethel University

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - West Gym

Knights taken down by furious offensive pace of Bethel

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Charles Dinegar
Charles Dinegar
Photo: David Pape

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Carleton College men’s basketball team could not keep up with the hot shooting of Bethel University as the Knights dropped a 90-56 result at West Gym.

Carleton (6-12, 4-9 MIAC) entered the game allowing only 67.6 points for the the second-stingiest defense in the conference. The Royals (11-7, 8-5 MIAC) did not get the memo, however, and shot at a blistering 61.9 percent (39-of-63) clip from the field in the game, including 47.6 percent (10-of-21) from beyond the arc.

Granger Kingland of the Royals carried his team to a quick 11-0 lead in the first 2:40 of the game, hitting back-to-back 3-pointers to open up the action. The Knights (finally got on the board when Kent Hanson (Jr./St. Paul, Minn./St. Paul Academy) drove into the lane and got a bucket, making it 11-2 with 16:11 left in the half.

Bethel continued to extend its lead from there, eventually going up by as much as 22 at 36-14 with under four minutes to play before intermission. Matthew Stritzel (So./Chicago, Ill./Niles Notre Dame) chipped away at the deficit with a couple of threes, and the Knights went on a late 7-0 run to trim the gap, but the Royals still led 42-26 at the half.

Bethel extended its lead over the course of the second half by shooting 67 percent over the fnal 20 minutes.

For the Knights, Hanson collected 16 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Stritzel matched his teammate’s point total with 16. Quinn Johnson (Sr./Roseville, Minn.) was Carleton’s next leading scorer with seven points.

Kingland poured in a game-high 19 points, including 15 in the first half, for Bethel. Jack Jenson was not far behind with 18 points and five boards. Matt Ambriz totaled 13 points in the effort, and Hudson Urbanus had 12. Kingland’s back-to-back 3-pointers in the opening stages of the game helped him surpass the 1,000-point mark for his career.

Carleton will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 26 at home against No. 7-ranked University of St. Thomas at 3:00 p.m. Links to live video and stats will be available on Knights Online.