Leading after one period of basketball wasn’t enough, as the Lady Bulldogs gave up 54 second half points to Tabor College in a 74-55 loss.
McPherson College moves to 12-9 for the season and are 6-5 in the KCAC, placing them fifth in the conference standings.
The first half of basketball was a sloppy one as McPherson had plenty of forced, rushed passes while Tabor threw up some ridiculous, unnecessary shots.
Tabor held the largest lead at eight points, coming at the 10-minute mark, but that was short lived as the Lady Bulldogs charged back and took the lead for the first time with just more than one-minute remaining on the clock. Mac went into the locker room up 21-20.
In the second half, the two teams traded baskets for the first part of the period with MC’s largest lead of four points coming in the first few minutes.
Tabor would then rally and take the lead, the momentum for the remainder of the half as miscues by the Lady ‘Dogs allowed the Blue Jays to slowly but surely increase their lead.
McPherson ended the game shooting a 32.8 field goal percentage, making 21-of-64 from the floor with 6-of-15 being three balls.
Kaylee Kramer led a trio of Bulldogs that made it over 10 points with 14. Bailey Brown was next on the list with 12 points, followed by Cheyenne Eisenhour’s 10.
Three Tabor players scored a team-high 14 points in Nikki Lewis, Katlyn Mary and Molly Moran. Hannah Paust entered the game from the bench and scored 12,
A home contest against the Ottawa University Braves Saturday will give McPherson a chance to get back on the winning track. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. in McPherson.