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COCHRAN, Ga. — The Bethel Wildcats fell to Faulkner 93-73 Thursday but bounced back with a big conference win at Middle Georgia State Saturday afternoon in Cochran, Georgia. The Cats moved to …
COCHRAN, Ga. — The Bethel Wildcats fell to Faulkner 93-73 Thursday but bounced back with a big conference win at Middle Georgia State Saturday afternoon in Cochran, Georgia. The Cats moved to 5-3 and 1-1 after their 92-70 victory. MGS fell to 6-1 and 1-1. It was the seventh meeting between the two programs and Bethel has a 4-3 advantage after the win.
The Wildcats led 41-29 at the half behind the scoring of Isaac Edmondson (14) and Chase Nappier (12).
Bethel continued their momentum in the second half and finished strong shooting 45 percent in the game. MGS shot 32 percent from the floor. The Wildcats used the long ball connecting of 12-of-20 attempts from behind the three point arc. MGS was just 4-of-20 in three point attempts.
Bethel had a 37-32 advantage in rebounding.
Edmondson finished with a game high 28 points. He also had a game high eight rebounds. Chase Nappier and Charles Cobb both had 15 points each. Cayden Edmonson contributed with 13 points.
Darrell White led Middle Georgia with 17 points.
Coach Jeff Britt said, “Our guys did a great job regrouping after Thursday. Faulkner has a great team and I told our kids after the game we can let that failure teach us to be successful. I am proud of our ability to bounce back and stay together. We played without Noah Chatman who had to return home after a death in his immediate family.”
Bethel returns to action Thursday hosting Mississippi University for Women at 7:30 p.m. in Crisp Arena.