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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Bulldogs dominate Saint Mary 74-46

  • The McPherson College women kept the momentum they had started over Christmas break going with a 74-46 drubbing of the University of Saint Mary Thursday night at the McPherson Sport Center.
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  • The McPherson College women kept the momentum they had started over Christmas break going with a 74-46 drubbing of the University of Saint Mary Thursday night at the McPherson Sport Center.
    The Bulldogs started out a little slow, having some difficulty adjusting to the zone defense the Lady Spires were showing, but quickly found their way to the bucket, ripping off a 20-1 run at one point in the first half.
    Mac College went into the locker room at the half up 33-13, thanks in part to 10-of-14 shooting from the foul line and a pitiful showing from the field by Saint Mary, who only managed four field goals in 29 attempts.
    Saint Mary came out aggressive in the second half, but McPherson held on behind 50 percent field goal shooting to win 74-46.
    The win moved McPherson to 9-6 on the season, 3-2 in KCAC play and was their third straight.
    Head coach Cy Rolfs attributed the streak, and the solid play his Bulldogs have shown since the holiday break, to his team finding the right balance.
    “We’ve just been executing on the offensive and the defensive ends,” Rolfs said. “Good things happen when, possession by possession, you buckle down and stay focused.” McPherson did all the little things right in the win, capitalizing on 22 Saint Mary turnovers and winning the rebounding battle 51-41.
    Cheyenne Eisenhour led the way with 20 points, followed by freshman guard Bailey Brown’s 11.
    Ali Brewster chipped in nine points and 10 rebounds in the win for the Bulldogs.
    “With the balance, each night, we could have a different leading scorer,” Rolfs said.
    “Cheyenne has done a great job of controlling the games lately. Ali and Bailey have been getting to the line and making their shots. It’s that total team effort that you have to have to win big games.”
    Jennifer Harmon led the Spires with 10 points.
    The Bulldogs are at home again Saturday night, as they host Friends, who defeated Sterling Thursday night 65-54.
    Tip off at the McPherson Sport Center is at 5 p.m.
    McPherson — Cramer 1-5 0-0 2; Eisenhour 7-9 4-5 20; Brown 1-6 8-10 11; Brewster 2-7 5-8 9; Chambers 0-7 1-4 1; Short 1-2 0-0 3; Gillespie 2-3 1-2 5; Cooper 2-4 0-0 5; Savage 1-3 2-2 4; Puttergill 4-9 0-0 8; Engelbert 2-3 2-2 6.
    Saint Mary — Mattox 3-11 0-1 6; Hooker 3-5 0-0 6; Weege 1-6 0-0 3; Rowan 1-1 0-0 3; Warren 0-1 1-2 1; Marx 0-0 5-6 5; VanNess 0-1 3-4 3; Ezeh 1-5 0-2 2; Harmon 3-8 2-2 10; Glorioso 1-6 2-2 5; Epping 1-1 0-1 2.

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