The St. John's basketball team defeated Bethel 69-65 Wednesday night.  The Johnnies trailed by 16 in the 2nd half and rallied to get the win.  Aaron Burtzel led the Johnnies with 20 points and 14 rebounds and Sam Blank added 13 points.  St. John's and Bethel both shot 43 percent.  The Johnnies are 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the MIAC.  The Johnnies are off until January 3 when they play at Carleton.