LINDSBORG — This time the Bethany College women’s basketball team played for real.
The Swedes, who played Pittsburg State on Friday in an exhibition, opened the regular season on Saturday with a 72-54 loss to Midland University at Hahn Gym.
Midland led 31-25 at the half and continued to pull away in the second half.
Newcomers Sarah Bartel and Marissa Pope scored 10 points apiece to lead the Swedes. Bartel added 7 rebounds.
Bethany is home Monday to take on Nebraska Christian.