Softball drops exhibition double header at Dallas

IRVING, Texas - The Southwestern College softball team opened up their 2020 season on Friday, falling to NCAA Division III opponent the University of Dallas Crusaders by scores of 4-3 and 15-7. In the opening inning of their first contest of the year, the Lady Builders struck first with a run to take the early lead. Loren Wright (SO/Edmond, Okla.) got things going with an RBI double to left field, scoring Sydni Fulks (SR/Lake Dallas, Texas) who reached on an error to begin the game. The Crusade

Women's Basketball: Webb's career-high lifts Lady Builders over York

YORK, Neb. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team picked up their second straight conference win Saturday afternoon, defeating the York Panthers on the road 80-69 inside the Freeman Center. Both teams traded baskets through the first three quarters as they endured a close game throughout. The Panthers (1-24, 0-20) held a three-point lead after the first ten minutes of play, with Southwestern (12-13, 9-11) using a plus-four margin in the second frame to take a one-point lead at the h

Men's basketball comes back from 17 down to win double overtime thriller

YORK, Neb. - The Southwestern College men's basketball completed a 17-point second-half comeback on Saturday, defeating the York Panthers on the road by a score of 113-110 in double overtime. The Panthers (12-14, 8-12) could do no wrong in the first half, hitting 18 of their first 25 shots and finishing the first 20 minutes with a 68 percent shooting percentage on their way to a 52-40 lead over the Moundbuilders (19-7, 13-7) at the break. Southwestern weathered the hot shooting from York the be

Student Spotlight: Men's golf players lead student section at SC basketball games

One of the biggest factors in any team's success can be a homecourt or home-field advantage and for two members of the Southwestern College men's golf team, trying to create the best atmosphere for Builder basketball games has been a goal for them during their time at SC. Senior golfers Daren Reed and Chase Carr have begun to mold a reputation on campus and in the Southwestern student section in Stewart Field House. The two, along with teammates and friends, can be seen standing for the entiret

Men's basketball takes down first-place Oklahoma Wesleyan

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team picked up a major conference road win on Saturday, defeating the No. 16 ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles by a score of 66-62 inside Mueller Sports Center. As expected, each team traded baskets to begin the first half, with no team garnering a lead more than two points through ten minutes of action. With the Moundbuilders (17-7, 11-7) trailing 14-13, Southwestern erupted for a 13-3 run to flip the game in their favor, but just a

Men's basketball leaps into top four of KCAC with win over McPherson

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team earned a hard-fought win Thursday night inside Stewart Field House, defeating the McPherson Bulldogs by a score of 88-85. The Bulldogs entered Thursday's showdown winners of eight straight and arguably the only team hotter than Southwestern in the KCAC currently in terms of recent wins. McPherson also entered the game in second-place in a log-jammed KCAC. Southwestern came out of the gates hot to begin the contest, hitting seven of

Women's basketball uses fourth-quarter surge to take down McPherson

WINFIELD, Kan. - Stewart Field House was full of energy Thursday night as the Southwestern College women's basketball team broke a two-game losing skid, knocking off the McPherson Bulldogs 71-65 to complete the season sweep. It was the first time the Lady Builders had beaten the Bulldogs in consecutive games since 2017. Shooting struggles were present in the opening quarter as Southwestern held a slight one-point advantage after a quarter of play. McPherson was able to post a 50 percent shootin

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
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