McPherson College’s women would gladly give back its two victories over Southwestern College during the regular season for a win on Wednesday in Winfield in the KCAC playoffs.
The two schools have met twice this year, the Bulldogs winning by a point 59-58 in Winfield back in December on an Ashton Bruner basket with 2 seconds left, and then they repeated that feat last month with a 65-59 victory at the Sport Center.
Round 3 is scheduled for 7 p.m. at venerable Stewart Field House. Catch all the action on 96.7 KBBE-FM at 6:45, with Chris Swick on the call.
Had the Moundbuilders defeated Oklahoma Wesleyan last Saturday, it would have been the Bulldogs hosting a home game. Mac owned the tiebreaker over both teams.
Southwestern had been white-hot until that loss to the Oklahomans, having strung together seven wins in the last eight games. Both Mac and Southwestern are 13-17 on the season, the Bulldogs finishing KCAC play 10-10 and the Builders 11-9.
Southwestern provides a problem from the standpoint it has a tremendous inside game in Jana Reichenberger and Jordyn Miller, with Taylor Bleumer providing a complement.
“They are two of the best post players in our conference,” Mac coach Gordon Reimer said Saturday. “They’ve been a tough matchup for a lot of teams with that.”
The Bulldogs enter the game without two starters, as Brooke Racette and Reagan McClellan are out for the year with knee injuries.
The winner Wednesday takes on the winner of KCAC champion and Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday.