WICHITA—The McPherson College women's basketball team ran into a hot shooting Friends University Falcons team that hit ten three pointers on its way to an 80-63 win over the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs had three players score in double figures, but as a team they shot 37 percent from the floor and 18 percent from beyond the three-point arc. In the opening half of play, the Bulldogs went 0-10 from deep, but came back in the second frame to knock down 4 of 12. On the other side of the floor, their counterparts were just under 50 percent from deep, making 10 of 22 attempts.
The biggest differences in the game were turnovers. The Bulldogs forced 17 miscues from the Falcons offense, but a season high 28 turnovers on their offensive possessions negated any advantage they gained on the defensive end of the floor.
Individually the Bulldogs were led by Brittany Roberts with 15 points and 13 rebounds, Danielle Holt with 11 points and Maison Moseley with 10 points.
"Credit Friends they controlled the game and got us out of our stuff," Bulldogs coach Josh Nichols said. "Really proud of how Nicole [Abunaja] responded for us giving a gritty performance."
The loss drops the Bulldogs to 5-4 overall, and 1-2 in KCAC play. The ladies will be back in action again on Saturday, returning to the friendly confines of the Sport Center to host the Southwestern College Moundbuilders. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m.