Men's Basketball: Hamm drops 30 in second half as Builders roll Bethel

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team earned their sixth straight win on Wednesday night, defeating the (RV) Bethel Threshers inside Stewart Field House by a score of 80-64. The Builders (14-5, 8-5) entered Wednesday's contest as the NAIA's top field goal defensive team and their efforts were on display in the opening half and beyond, holding the Threshers to just 27 points on 34 percent shooting, which is four less than their nation-leading 38.4 percent number. Bethel

Men's basketball drops exhibition contest to Southern Nazarene

BETHANY, Okla. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team closed out their 2019 portion of their schedule Wednesday night, falling on the road in an exhibition contest to NCAA Division II opponent Southern Nazarene Crimson Storm by a score of 87-57. Playing in their fourth game in five days, the Builders went up against a Crimson Storm team that was at one point ranked in the top ten nationally in division two and are currently receiving votes in the coaches poll. Southern Nazarene (9-3)

Men's basketball defeats York for fourth straight win

WINFIELD, Kan - The Southwestern College men's basketball team earned a big win Wednesday night inside Stewart Field House, defeating the York Panthers by a score of 86-73 to secure their fourth straight victory. After dropping the first four games of conference play, the Moundbuilders (8-4, 4-4) entered Wednesday's matchup with the Panthers (9-6, 5-3) one win away from getting back to .500 in the KCAC. More importantly, in a log-jammed league, Southwestern was in need of wins against teams abo

Women's basketball picks up first win over ranked opponent since 2016

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team defeated the No. 25 ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles inside Stewart Field House on Thursday, winning by a score of 68-66. Both teams struggled a bit to score the ball in the opening frame, with the score posting a more uneven look than it actually was as Oklahoma Wesleyan ended the quarter on small run to take a seven-point advantage into the second frame. Offense was more sharp over the course of the next ten minutes, but the Lad

Men's basketball wins overtime thriller over (RV) Oklahoma Wesleyan

WINFIELD, Kan. - No matter the records, it is always a battle when the Southwestern College men's basketball team faces off with the Oklahoma Eagles. Thursday night inside Stewart Field House was no different as the Moundbuilders escaped with a 76-73 overtime win over the visiting Eagles. The two teams met three times a year ago, with each contest coming down to the final possession. The Moundbuilders were winners in two of three last season, with the combined margin of victory a total of nine

Women's basketball secures road victory over McPherson

McPHERSON, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team picked up a big road victory against the McPherson Bulldogs over the weekend, winning by a score of 63-59. Wins in the KCAC are never easy, especially on the road, and the Lady Builders experienced that on Saturday. It was all Southwestern from the start against the Bulldogs, jumping out to a 17-point halftime lead and holding McPherson to just 21 points after 20 minutes of play. The Lady Builders were locked in defensively, pri

Kyle Pond hired as Assistant AD of Enrollment

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern College athletic director Mike McCoy has hired Kyle Pond as the Assistant Athletic Director of Enrollment. Pond has been the men's soccer coach at Southwestern since 2015 and has seen great success both on and off of the field. His team has seen a consistent grade point average of above 3.0 and has had multiple scholar-athletes each year. The Moundbuilders men's soccer team just finished up their second back-to-back winning season and saw ten wins and a trip to the

Abby Bertholf named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for October

WINFIELD, Kan. - Abby Bertholf of women's golf has been named October's RCB Bank Athlete of the Month, as voted on by members of the Southwestern College athletics administration. Bertholf, a senior on the women's golf team and a Winfield native, just recently wrapped up her fall season in a successful fashion. In the team's home Moundbuilder Fall Classic, Bertholff was the individual winner of the tournament and helped lead the Lady Builders to a first-place finish on their home golf course. I

Women's basketball cruises to 25-point win over Ottawa

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team earned their first KCAC victory of the season Saturday afternoon, defeating the visiting Ottawa Braves by a score of 87-62. It was all Lady Builders from start to finish, using stout defensive play paired with hot perimeter shooting to keep this one out of reach. Southwestern doubled up Ottawa after the first quarter and added a point on the Braves in the second to take a 43-30 lead into the halftime break. The Lady Builders were

Volleyball ends season with KCAC Tournament loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team saw their season come to an end Friday afternoon, falling to the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles 3-1 (23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-17) in the opening round of the KCAC Tournament at Hutchinson Sports Arena. The No. 7 seeded Lady Builders entered the match winners of two straight and three of their last four as they prepared for the No. 10 seeded Eagles. The two teams met earlier in the year, a five-set winner for Oklahoma Wesleyan, which ended up

Women's basketball falls in last-second thriller to Bethel

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team was defeated in a close conference battle Wednesday night, falling to the Bethel Threshers on the road by a score of 64-61 in the KCAC opener. The Threshers jumped out to an early lead, taking a five-point advantage into the second quarter after the first ten minutes of action. The Lady Builders continued to fight, preventing the home team from stretching their lead and eventually shrinking the deficit to one point after winn

Men's basketball suffers first loss of season

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team dropped their first contest of the season Wednesday night on the road, falling to the Bethel Threshers by a score of 78-73. It was a packed house for the Threshers (6-1) as they welcomed in the No. 13 ranked Moundbuilders. Bethel began the game with some stout defensive play, holding the top-ranked offense of Southwestern to just 11 points halfway through the first half and 25 at the break. Despite trailing by as many as 12, th

Men's soccer falls in KCAC Tournament, ends season with program-best 10 wins

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The Southwestern College men's soccer team saw their season come to an end on Saturday, falling to the No. 9 ranked and top seed in the KCAC Tournament, Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles, by a score of 9-1. It was the first conference tournament berth for the Moundbuilders since the league went to accepting the top eight in the standings rather than every team. Following a 6-6 mark in KCAC action, Southwestern received an opening-round matchup against the No. 9 ranked team in the c

Volleyball wins thriller over Friends on Senior Night

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team won a thrilling five-set match over rival Friends Falcons, winning on Senior Night by a score of 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 25-17, 18-25, 15-8). Prior to Saturday's contest, the volley program recognized six seniors - Kiralyah Jones (SO/Toronto, Ontario), Deardin Kelley (SR/Carl Junction, Mo.), Emily White (SR/Baxter Springs, Kan.), Amanda Pinter (SR/Bella Vista, Ark.), Michelle Hawkins (SR/Brea, Calif.), Kayln Beel (SR/El Dorado, Kan.) - for th

Football defeated by Avila in home finale

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team fell in their final home game of the season, defeated by the Avila Eagles by a score of 28- from inside Jantz Stadium. The Builders opened the game with a long and successful drive, chewing over eight minutes off the clock that led to a Freddy Botello (SO/Dallas, Texas) field goal to give them an early 3-0 lead. That would be the score after 15 minutes of play as there was not a whole lot of offense seen in the first quarter. Avila got on

Women's basketball defeats Dallas Christian in home opener

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team picked up a win in their home opener Thursday night, defeating the visiting Dallas Christian Crusaders by a score of 64-46. It was Tara Patterson Memorial Night for the Lady Builders, honoring a former Southwestern College women's basketball player who was tragically killed in a car accident just outside of town 17 years ago. The memorial has been an annual tradition for the women's basketball program as they remember her great e

Volleyball earns big win over Sterling

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team picked up a big win over the Sterling Warriors at home Wednesday evening, winning by a score of 3-1 (25-17, 25-23, 12-25, 25-22). In a match that had major conference standings implications, the Lady Builders came out firing on all cylinders in the opening game, out-hitting the visitors 16 kills to 13 despite seeing 11 fewer attack opportunities. Great defensive play from Southwestern was a big factor in the team's success on the night.

Men's soccer clinches postseason berth

WICHITA, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's soccer team was defeated in the regular-season finale Tuesday evening on the road, falling to the Friends Falcons by a score of 2-1. The result on the scoreboard was not the storyline of the night, as the Moundbuilders learned at halftime via other KCAC results that they had clinched a spot in the KCAC Tournament for the first time since they began accepting the top eight rather every team in the conference. All that was left to be determined was t

Men's basketball earns hard-fought win over College of the Ozarks

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team picked up a big non-conference road victory Saturday evening, defeating the College of the Ozarks Bobcats 93-84. It was the first victory for the Moundbuilders over the Bobcats in the modern era as they entered the contest 0-5 versus the NAIA DII independent school from Missouri. College of the Ozarks is coming off a 2018-19 NAIA Tournament appearance and holds one of the better home court advantages in the region. The Builder

Women's basketball suffers first loss of season

CHICKASHA, Okla. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team saw their first loss of the season Saturday night, falling to the USAO Drovers on the road by a score of 85-69. Despite struggling to shoot the ball, the Lady Builders were in control of the first half-- taking a small lead into the halftime break. Southwestern was hanging around the 30 percent mark from the floor in the first 20 minutes, but were also able to get to the line at will as free throws were a big part of their offe
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