Mac knocks off Hastings on Broncos' home floor

By Steve Sell
November 26, 2016

HASTINGS, Neb. — McPherson College’s men rained 3-pointers from everywhere on Friday to hand tournament host Hastings College an 81-75 setback.

The win was the second straight for Mac, which improved to 6-2 on the season.

The Bulldogs bucketed 12 3-pointers for the win.

They led 36-30 at the half as they overcame a 10-0 Hastings run. Mac went up as many as 11 points in the second half.

“This is a great win for our team,” Mac coach Tim Swartzendruber said. "We have participated in this tournament four times since I became the head coach and this is the first time we have beaten Hastings on their own floor. I can't say enough about our effort and toughness. We made free throws down the stretch and it was just a great effort.”

 Steady DeAndre Henson continued his solid play with a team-high 20 points, which included four 3-pointers. Chris Crook added 17 and Careino Gurley chipped in with 10. Thomas Butler had another nice all-around game with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.

The Bulldogs have another tough game today, taking on Doane University at 2 p.m.

Mac (81) — Henson 20, Gurley 10, Raleigh 8, Butler 6, Crook 17, Rowell 9, Windholz 3, O’Hara 2, Bachura 6.

Hastings (75) — Moore 13, Hiscock 13, Harkins 10, Musiel 9, Hansen 5, Hedlund 9, Callaghan 7, Williams 6, Wahlberg 3.