The Lady Bulldogs are now on a three-game winning streak after taking down Haskell Indian Nations University 67-64 on Saturday. The Bulldogs had lost to HINU in the first game of the season so the win tastes twice as sweet.
McPherson jumped out to an early lead, getting up by double figures just a few minutes into the contest. The Indians would stay close but never overtook Mac College. The Bulldogs took a six point lead into halftime, leading 30-24. A poor shooting performance, going 8-of-30, by Haskell kept them out of contention in the opening period. McPherson hit on 12-of-32 from the field with Brittany Pittas
McPherson came out of the locker room and quickly extended their lead to double-digits but was never able to fully break away.
The Lady Indians took their first lead of the game nearly halfway through the period but could only get ahead by three points. The two squads would go back and forth for the next few possessions but the Lady Bulldogs took the control back and led for the final four minutes, holding off any type of HINU assault.
McPherson shot a very solid 50 percent from distance, making 3-of-6 for the period and 7-of-14 for the contest; they were 13-of-30 from the floor, hitting 43.3 percent of their shots. A season-low 13 turnovers were given up by MC; they forced 17 from the Lady Indians.
Pittas took the top scoring spot for the Lady Bulldogs, bucketing 18 points on 7-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-10 from deep. Ali Brewster had another solid day, hitting 6-of-12 and 3-of-6 from the charity stripe.
Rounding out the double-digit scorers for McPherson was Kaylee Cramer who had 14, making it over 10 points for the first time this yearhe also had a team-high seven rebounds.
McPherson is at home tonight in what will be their first home contest of the season. Tip off against the Lady Pioneers of MidAmerica Nazarene University is slated for 6 p.m.
McPherson — Pittas 7 0-0 18; Brewster 6 3-6 15; Cramer 5 4-4 14; Eisenhour 2 0-2 5; Chambers 1 0-2 2; Cooper 2 0-0 4; Gillespie 1 0-0 3; Engelbert 0 3-5 3.
Haskell — Logan 7 5-8 19; Jessepe 5 5-5 15; Coriz 0 2-3 3; Williams 0 1-2 1; Gurrola 5 1-1 12; Stands 2 2-2 7; Grambling 3 2-2 6; Salabiye 1 0-0 2.