The Lady Braves finally broke through for a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference victory with a 53-42 win over the Swedes. Ottawa is tied with Bethany and Bethel with 1-3 marks heading into the holiday break.
The Lady Braves scored 19 points off 16 Bethany turnovers and had a 22-12 advantage in the paint. Ottawa scored 14 points off transition.
Ottawa led from start to finish, building a 20-point lead with 13:23 left in the game.
The Lady Braves came out hot, hitting 56 percent from the field in the first half. Ottawa led 33-20 at halftime.
Ottawa (4-9) managed just 20 points in the second half on 21 percent shooting.
Bethany sliced the 20-point deficit to 48-42 with 1:25 left in the game. Ottawa hit five free throws to seal the victory.
Junior Amber Ramsey paced Ottawa with 21 points on 9-for-14 shooting. She had nine rebounds and two assists.
Boore and Angelic Frazier led Ottawa with four steals apiece.
Seniors Kelsi Meier and Lauren Buckles netted eight points each.
Bethany (42) — Wagoner 8, Garner 11, Felker 2, Austin 9, Eddings 6, Norton 6.
Ottawa (53) — Dowell 2, Ramsey 21, Meier 8, Neptune 2, Frazier 4, Buckles 8, Boore 8.