YORK, Neb. —The McPherson College Bulldogs had an offensive explosion for an 88-78 win over the York College Panthers Tuesday night.
Dorian Paige, a steadying senior point guard presence, had one of his best offensive nights of the young season, en route to 19 points and three assists. He relentlessly attacked the basket and earned 10 free throw attempts of which he nailed 8. Fred Watts had another rugged game collecting 16 points and 9 boards, Josh Rivers had an efficient 15 points and four assists with no turnovers.
The Bulldogs didn't shoot spectacularly from the field (Only 43.5 percent) but their buckets came in abundance. Their largest lead of the game was 12 early in the first half. They were also aided by 32 bench points, which is becoming a common occurrence. Travon Shelvin was on fire from 3-point range going 3 for 3.
"That was a great effort out of our group heading into a short Thanksgiving break, McPherson T.J. Eskilden said. "I was proud of the mental toughness we showed when York made a run in the second half. Travon, Josh, and Gage [Maccoy] were huge for us tonight off the bench. That was a great team win."
The Bulldogs pick up play after the break against St. Mary's in Leavenworth on Dec. 2. Tipoff will be at 8 p.m. following the women's game.