Bulldog cagers host Builders on Wednesday

By Steve Sell
November 28, 2017

McPherson College’s basketball teams will be home on Wednesday to host Southwestern.

The women tip off the action at 6 p.m. at the Sport Center, with the men to get under way approximately 8:00.

The Mac women are 2-1 in the KCAC and 6-2 overall, including a perfect 5-0 record at the Sport Center.

Southwestern comes in 1-2 in the KCAC and 2-7 overall. But the Builders are much better than their record indicates, having taken KCAC quad-leader Sterling down to the wire before losing 72-70. Their other KCAC loss was to Tabor, with the win a 20-point decision over Bethel.

Southwestern is paced by Jordyn Miller, who averages just under 20 points a game and is one of the leading candidates for KCAC Player of the Year.

The short-handed McPherson men, now down three starters due to injuries, have a tall order as Southwestern comes to town with a 9-0 record, 3-0 in the KCAC. That start has netted the Moundbuilders a No. 13 national ranking.

The high-scoring Moundbuilders, coached by former Central Christian College coach Matt O’Brien, are led by the double-barreled attack of Cameron Hunt (26.1 points a game) and DJ Wallace (18.3). Southwestern is stunningly averaging 100.6 points a game as they have broken the century mark in six of nine games.

Among the wins for Southwestern was an 81-76 verdict over Tabor.

McPherson College is 0-3 in the KCAC and 1-7 overall, having lost six games in a row. Offense has been a problem as Mac is 12th in the conference with 70 points a game and is shooting just 40 percent from the field.

Other KCAC matchups on Wednesday include York at Ottawa, Bethel at Tabor, Friends at Bethany, Sterling at Oklahoma Wesleyan and Kansas Wesleyan at Saint Mary.