The winter season is heating up for the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes.
And so does the Kansas Wesleyan Coaches Show, which takes place every Monday from 6 to 7 pm, live at Burger Theory inside the Holiday Inn just past Lowe’s. Come in for the $6.99 Build-Your-Own-Burger Special that includes a side. Various members of the Wesleyan athletic department will be there.
Women’s basketball is off to a hot start in KCAC play. The squad is 2-0 in the conference following wins at York and against Bethany. KWU trailed by nine numerous times in the first half against the Panthers, but flipped the script in the second half to lead by nine with 7:34 left in the game. Wesleyan held on for its first road win of 2017-18. Saturday saw a hot start for the Coyotes as they jumped out in front 12-1. After leading by 12 points at halftime, Bethany roared back to make it a single-digit game. Senior Mariah Knox hit a key three with 54 seconds left to put Wesleyan up by nine. Head women’s basketball coach Ryan Showman recapped last week’s action while answering Thanksgiving questions.
After suffering losses to York and Emporia State, the men’s basketball team bounced back with a dominating win over the Bethany Swedes. Senior guard Jamon Fulton had 19 second-half points to ignite a 33-4 blitzkrieg. Fulton is a senior from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kan. He went to Cowley County Community College and ran into current teammate Tyrell Gandy. Both joined head men’s basketball coach Anthony Monson to recap the win over the weekend and give their thoughts on Thanksgiving.
Results from last week
– Wrestling: 24-18 loss to Central Baptist, 43-8 loss to Bacone
– Women’s basketball: 60-57 win at York, 76-71 win vs Bethany
– Men’s basketball: 83-72 loss at York, 75-49 loss at Emporia State, 95-77 win vs Bethany
Schedule this week
– Women’s basketball: Tue vs Ottawa at Mabee Arena starting at 6 pm
– Men’s basketball: Tue vs Ottawa at Mabee Arena starting at 8 pm
– Men’s & women’s bowling: Sat & Sun in Fairview Heights, Illinois