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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Friends sends Mac College packing 71-58

  • A rough second half left the McPherson College men still in search of their first conference win of the season, as they fell 71-58 to Friends University Saturday at the McPherson Sport Center.
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  • A rough second half left the McPherson College men still in search of their first conference win of the season, as they fell 71-58 to Friends University Saturday at the McPherson Sport Center.
    The first half gave the Bulldogs hope, as they exchanged the lead with the Falcons several times, taking a 25-24 advantage into the locker room at the half. McPherson’s lead came as Adam Bruner and Samson Shivers combined for the only two three-point buckets the Bulldogs would score in the ballgame.
    Friends came out on fire in the second half, though, tearing apart the Bulldog defense as they went on a 12-0 run. Mac managed to get the lead knocked back down to four with just over 10 minutes left to play, but the Falcons were determined to hang on for the win.
    Friends went on a quick 5-0 and went up by as many as 15 in the final minutes of the game on the way to the victory.
    The Bulldogs were 0-10 for three pointers in the second half and ended the contest at 20-of-57.
    Bruner finished with a double double, picking up 15 points and 10 rebounds for McPherson (6-11, 0-6). Shivers and Mason Hewitt each added 12 points.
    For Friends (7-9, 4-2), Thomas Bland had 20 points, while Junian Johnson had 12. McPherson is next in action Thursday against Kansas Wesleyan. Tipoff from Salina is set for 8 p.m.
    McPherson — Bruner 4-11 6-8 15; Shivers 4-13 3-5 12; Johnson, D. 3-8 2-2 8; Lakin 1-4 1-3 3; Hewitt 5-7 2-2 12; Powers 1-2 1-2 3; Hill 1-4 1-1 3; Lee 1-1 0-0 2.
    Friends — Bland 5-11 8-13 20; Nelson 3-5 2-2 9; White 4-8 0-2 8; Simmonds 1-1 3-4 5; Johnson, J. 4-7 2-3 12; Rausch 1-3 3-4 5; Goudeau 1-3 2-0 3; Williams 1-2 0-0 3; Hawkins 1-2 0-0 2; Wilson 1-2 0-0 2; Anderson 1-1 0-0 2.

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