Bulldog men overpower Bacone

By Steve Sell
November 06, 2016

McPherson College’s men’s basketball team hasn’t had too many games like this the past couple of years.

The Bulldogs were able to enjoy a rare blowout on the second night of the McPherson College Classic as a sensational first half keyed a 78-44 rout of Bacone on Saturday.

Mac came out on fire by scoring the game’s first 10 points and it wound up speeding to a 42-18 halftime lead. 

“We got off to a great start. We made shots today early and played great defense,” said Mac coach Tim Swartzendruber said as his team is now 3-0. “Obviously when you get a lead like that, you relax and we were able to shoot the ball well.” 

The Bulldogs have tremendous depth and it was on full display as 14 players broke into the scoring column. DeAndre Henson topped the ‘Dogs with 16 points and Aaron Bachura added 13. Grant Raleigh had another nice floor game by running the offense and dishing off for 7 assists.

Henson and Reed Rowell pulled down 6 rebounds apiece and Careino Gurley provided nice energy off the bench with 5 rebounds.

The Bulldogs were in lockdown mode defensively as they allowed Bacone to shoot just 25 percent, 15 of 59.

Mac now gears up for the crosstown showdown with Central Christian College, which will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander Arena.

Mac (78) — Butler 6, Rowell 8, Henson 16, Bachura 13, Raleigh 2, Crook 4, Owen 5, Windholz 6, Munsen 2, O’Hara 5, Carter 2, Gordon 1, Gurley 6, Krsmanovic 2.

Bacone (44) — Hopkins 2, Windom-Hayes 4, Pritchett 2, Oluborode 8, Stewart 2, Spiller 18, Scott 6, Wenner 2.