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.
The Kansas Wesleyan women’s basketball squad suffered its first KCAC loss of the season last Wednesday. With seven seconds left, the Coyotes had the ball, trailing by three. The potential-tying trey was off the mark, giving KWU a 65-62 loss at Saint Mary. Wesleyan’s response was a 51-36 victory at Bethel on Saturday. The Coyotes were down in the second quarter, but they went on a 17-2 run to grab a 32-22 lead at the half. Kansas Wesleyan held Bethel to just 22 percent from the field while forcing 23 turnovers. Head women’s basketball coach Ryan Showman recapped the week’s action while giving insight on something new that the team does before games.
The men’s basketball team had similar results last week as well. Wesleyan fell at Saint Mary 70-64. The Coyotes gave up seven more threes, 13 more free throws and yet only lost by six on the road. Head coach Anthony Monson was looking for toughness following that contest and his team showed its grit on Saturday at Bethel. The Coyotes were behind by seven with 3:50 to play in the game. Kansas Wesleyan outscored the Threshers 14-2 in the closing minutes to get an 82-77 victory. Junior Rashun Allen nailed a three with 34 seconds left to put the Coyotes ahead for good. The former Salina Central Mustang joined the show as well as sophomore Zach Rammelt. Not only did they recap the games, but they talked video games and much more.