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Late game heroics fall short

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The Royals’ efforts late in the second half aren’t enough as they fall to Augsburg. By Joe Hiti and Taylor Fondie Coming off a screen at the top of the key, Derek Magnuson caught the ball. With no defender in sight, he shot and made his fourth 3-pointer of the game, cutting Augsburg’s lead to three. “They weren’t guarding me,” Magnuson said. “So, I shot it.” In his 24 point outing the Bethel big man went 4-4 from deep in a loss to Augsburg University Wednesday night. “Every game we play on runs,” Magnuson said in response to the Royals going down by 16 in the second half.  “As a team we did a great job playing possession by possession until we were back in it.” The Royals went a on run of their own late in the second that saw Magnuson picking up 14 of his 24 points. They…

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Royals beat St. Kate’s

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The Bethel women’s basketball team edged out St. Kate’s 64-55 at home. By Zach Walker, Clarion Sports Reporter In game full of fouls, steals, and lead changes, the Bethel Royals defeated the St. Catherine’s Wildcats 64-55 Jan 5 at Bethel University’s Robertson Center. Scoring for Bethel was evenly spread. Hannah Johnson led the team with 14 points, while Taite Anderson and Makenna Pearson followed with 12 points each. Sam Orth and Danica Cambrice led the Wildcats with 12 and 11 respectively, the only players with double-digit points. Makenna Pearson proved essential to the Royals during the fourth quarter, hitting a pair of threes and leading the team in steals with five. Despite a tough shooting night, the Royals proved dominant on defense. Running a full-court press for most of game and a zone defense in the halfcourt, Bethel forced 22 turnovers. “Our zone came up big for us today,” coach…

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