Undefeated Mac women explode for 115 against Central

By Steve Sell
November 09, 2017
McPherson College Sports Information-file

McPherson College women’s basketball coach Gordon Reimer is anxious to see how his team’s home show plays on the road.

For the second time in four home games, the Bulldogs cracked the century mark and they did it in a big way on Wednesday against crosstown rival Central Christian College with a 115-55 rout at the Sport Center.

The Bulldogs have sprinted to a 4-0 record. They take to the road for the first time on Saturday when they play at Bacone, which recently gave defending KCAC champion Friends all it wanted before losing, 77-70.

Nearly every Bulldog played at least 10 minutes as every player Reimer put in the game made a mark in the scoring column.

“We adjusted from our Haskell game on Saturday where I didn’t feel like we handled the press. We broke it, but then we turned it over. Tonight, we said ‘you know what, we’ve got to make them pay but by getting good shots,’” Reimer said. 

Central pressed from the opening tip to the final buzzer, but time and again the Bulldogs broke it for easy layups. Of the 36 Mac baskets, 27 came off an assist, including 6 by Cami Richardson.

The Bulldogs flashed to a 30-8 first-quarter lead and it only continued to balloon as they shot just under 50 percent despite all the myriad of combinations.

Brooklyn Coe scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs, while Sonerka White added 17. Maressha Milum and Nicole Abunaja tallied 11 apiece. The Mac bench provided an amazing 69 points.

Holly Golden scored 16 for Central, which was playing just its second game. Abbie Banks came off the bench for 15.

Central, 0-2, hosts Grace University on Friday, then Oklahoma Wesleyan on Saturday.

Mac (115) — Holt 8, Olvera 4, Coe 20, Racette 5, Richardson 9, Battle 9, Harlow 5, Kuhn 4, White 17, VanDonselaar 4, Milum 11, Abunaja 11, Gillen 8.

Central (55) — Forsberg 2, Mefford 9, Yanello 9, Golden 16, Hearne 2, A. Banks 15, Isaacs 2.