Larks ease past Brown Mackie 76-61

The Hesston College women’s basketball team notched a 76-61 win over Brown Mackie College (Salina, Kan.) on Wednesday, Feb, 12, evening its season mark at 13-13 (3-3 in Region VI). Nikki Lowry (Falcon, Colo.) enjoyed a huge night, pouring in 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting to lead Hesston. Bethany Snow (Park City, Kan.) added 18 […]

Hesston puts up good fight against #2 Highland

The Hesston College women’s basketball team played a well-fought game against number-two ranked Highland (Kan.) CC but ultimately fell 63-54 to the Scotties. The loss evened Hesston’s overall record at 12-12 (2-3 in Region VI).  Hesston freshman Bethany Snow (Park City, Kan.) led with 14 points, while Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Makayla Ladwig […]

Larks cruise to comfortable road win

The Hesston College women’s basketball team defeated Rhema Bible College (Broken Arrow, Okla.) 64-46 on Monday, Jan. 27 to move its season mark to 11-10. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) led the way with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs, Colo.) added 10 points and five steals. Bethany Snow (Park City, Kan.) […]

Relationships, faith key to basketball star’s success

by Andrew Sharp ’99 When asked to describe her schedule at Hesston College, sophomore guard Makayla Ladwig, Wichita, Kan., describes a full plate, one teeming with relationships, challenges, opportunities and faith formation that intertwine with her commitments as a student athlete. Ask anyone who knows Ladwig and they will tell you that she goes about […]

Lester’s buzzer-beater lifts Larks

The Hesston College women’s basketball team earned a thrilling 66-65 win over Tabor College JV (Hillsboro, Kan.) on Saturday, Nov. 30, after sophomore guard Nikkita Lester’s (Colorado Springs) baseline three-pointer as time expired sent the Hesston crowd home happy. Lester finished with 14 points. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) led Hesston with 20. Hesston shot 51.7 […]

Larks use late run to earn home win

The Hesston College women’s basketball team defeated Central CC (Columbus, Neb.) 81-70 on Friday, Nov. 29, upping its record to 5-6 on the year. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) paced Hesston with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Bryana Young (Colorado Springs) scored 19, while Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs) and Nikki Lowry (Falcon, Colo.) added 14 points […]

Larks dump Bethel JV 61-35

The Hesston College women’s basketball team picked up a lopsided 61-35 home win over Bethel College JV (North Newton, Kan.) on Wednesday, Nov. 20, moving its record to 3-5 on the year. The Larks shot 43 percent from the field before the break and raced to a 36-12 halftime lead. Hesston’s defense held the Threshers […]

Larks fall to Pratt, 84-62

The Hesston College women’s basketball team dropped an 84-62 non-region game to Pratt (Kan.) CC on Tuesday, Nov. 5, dropping its season record to 0-2. Nikkita Lester (Colorado Springs) led the Larks with 18 points. Makayla Ladwig (Wichita, Kan.) and Morgan Cockrum (Falcon, Colo.) added 15 and 10, respectively. Hesston looks for its first win […]

Hesston College Community Night features free admission to basketball games

The Hesston College alumni department hosts its annual Community Night during early-season home basketball games on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The teams will face NJCAA Division I Barton Community College (Great Bend, Kan.), with women’s tip off at 6 and the men at 8 p.m. in Yost Center. Admission is free for all. The evening will […]