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  • Lady Bulldogs see comback fall short against Wildcats 77-72

  • A lot of scoring but not enough defense for Mac as they allowed 77 points to the Johnson and Wales Lady Wildcats Saturday, losing 77-72.
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  • A lot of scoring but not enough defense for Mac as they allowed 77 points to the Johnson and Wales Lady Wildcats Saturday, losing 77-72.
    MC is now 1-1 on the year.
    The opening period was an even battle between the two clubs on Saturday with J&W holding the lead for the beginning and end of the first half while McPherson controlled the middle minutes.
    A 14-3 run by the Wildcats to close out the last four minutes gave them a 10-point advantage heading into halftime.
    The Lady Wildcats maintained their double-digit lead for nearly the entire second half.
    Mac was able to drop it to nine on a few occasions but couldn't get any closer until the final three minutes.
    At the 2:21 mark, McPherson began their comeback attempt. The 'Dogs pulled within two points following back-to-back three pointers by Bailey Brown with under a minute to play.
    A missed bucket by J&W gave MC their chance but a missed attempt from the free throw line on a 1-and-1 opportunity forced the 'Dogs to foul.
    One make and one miss by Johnson and Wales provided another opening for MC but an offensive rebound ended those hopes.
    With six seconds to play, another front end of a bonus FT miss by the Wildcats allowed for a glimmer of hope for Mac but again, the dream was thwarted by an offensive rebound.
    On their third trip to the stripe, J&W converted on both attempts to go ahead five, ultimately closing out the game.
    McPherson was consistent in the second half, hitting 41.8 percent from the floor on 14-of-34.
    Aubrey Barton went off for the Bulldogs, making 11-of-17 for 23 points. The sophomore had her first double-double of the season as she pulled in 13 rebounds as well.  
    The Lady Bulldogs are at home tonight against Baker University. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m.

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