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

Men's basketball rewrites record book in rout of Dallas Christian

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College men's basketball team improved to 2-0 Thursday night at home, cruising to a school-record 153 points in a 153-85 win over the Dallas Christian Crusaders. The Moundbuilders were getting anything they wanted in the game, specifically in the first half, putting up 77 points in the first 20 minutes. Three different players were in double figures at the break, led by Andrew Hamm (SR/Alief, Texas) who entered halftime leading all scorers with 18. Hamm finishe

Volleyball picks up big KCAC win over Tabor

The Lady Builders came out firing from the start, coasting to a 25-15 opening set win. Southwestern made the most of their opportunities in the opening game, converting 11 of their 37 attacks into points compared to the Bluejays' five of 35. Deardin Kelley (SR/Carl Junction, Mo.) and Charity Hall (SO/Gaston, Ore.) both added three kills in the opener to lead the team to the ten-point win. Kelley finished the contest with seven total kills to go along with her 18 digs, while Hall secured a season

Football secures homecoming victory over rival Friends

WINFIELD, Kan. - It was a happy homecoming Saturday afternoon for the Southwestern College football team and all in attendance at Jantz Stadium as the Builders defeated their rival Friends Falcons by a score of 28-12. After an opening stop for the Moundbuilders defense to begin the game, the offense marched down the field on their opening drive, capping off the near-three minute march with a Jaquils Coleman (SO/Mansfield, Texas) one-yard touchdown run to put the home team up 7-0. That would be

Volleyball falls to Oklahoma Wesleyan in five-set battle

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College volleyball team lost a five-set battle to the Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles at home Wednesday evening, falling by a score of 25-18, 21-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-12. The Eagles jumped out to a hot start and grabbed the opening set, out-hitting the Lady Builders 14-9 in just as many attacks. Oklahoma Wesleyan also took advantage of one fewer error in the game to jump out to the 1-0 lead. Southwestern answered in sets two and three, winning both by a score of 25-21

Hanna White named RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for September

WINFIELD, Kan. - Southwestern College volleyball's Hanna White has been named the RCB Bank Athlete of the Month for the month of September, the athletic department announced. In year two of the monthly recognition, the RCB Bank Athlete of the Month honor is an award in which coaches nominate members of their team who are excelling in their respective sport and in the classroom, community, or around campus. The winner is voted on by members of the Southwestern College athletic department, adminis

Men's basketball projected to finish first in KCAC coaches' poll

WICHITA, Kan. - The 2019-20 Southwestern College men's basketball team has been projected to finish first in the KCAC season, as voted on by coaches of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Moundbuilders were also picked second by members of the media. Southwestern received five first-place votes from the coaches and nine from members of the media. The Oklahoma Wesleyan Eagles, who were projected first from the media, received 14. Head coach Matt O'Brien took the podium fourth amongst

Women's basketball picked to finish 11th in KCAC

WICHITA, Kan. - The Southwestern College women's basketball team has been projected to finish ___ in the KCAC, as voted on by media members. The Lady Builders were also selected ___ by fellow KCAC coaches. Head coach Whitney Corley took the podium fifth at Crestview Country Club in Wichita to address members of the media. Southwestern finished the 2018-19 season just 4-25, but will be returning a huge chunk of the contributions from a year ago-- including two double-digit scorers in Jazmyne Las

Football: Builders erase 17-point 4th quarter deficit to knock off No. 25 Bethel

WINFIELD, Kan. - The Southwestern College football team erased a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit Saturday afternoon inside Jantz Stadium, using 21 unanswered points to knock off the No. 25 ranked and previously undefeated Bethel Threshers by a score 28-24. It was a beautiful day in Richard L. Jantz Stadium following early-morning showers. The Threshers of Bethel entered the game ranked in the NAIA top 25 for the first time in over a decade, using their potent triple-option offense to run all ov
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