By Paige Carswell
Staff reporter

A win is a win.

Between miscues, missed shots and missed opportunities, the women’s basketball team still found a way to pull through 60-46 against Friends University Thursday evening.

The women shot only 22-58 from the field—better than the 16-55 pulled off by the Falcons—and turned the ball over 16 times in their win over the fifth place team in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. The win put them in a second-place tie with Kansas Wesleyan University, who lost 71-61 to the University of Saint Mary, just a week after losing the battle for second place to the Lady Coyotes.

The women never trailed during the game, and Friends never got within seven points of the Lady Builders in the second half.

The women were led in scoring by Jasmine Manuel, junior guard, who had 16 points. Tylar Hartfield, junior forward, pulled down 10 rebounds and hit three of four shots from the floor and a free throw for seven points.

Paige Carswell is a junior majoring in journalism. You may e-mail her at