The last two Saturdays, McPherson College’s basketball teams have posted sweeps of Tabor and Sterling.
Now they hope to carry that success over to a Wednesday.
The Bulldog teams are at the Sport Center Wednesday to host the high-powered Friends teams, with the women starting at 6:00 and the men to follow at 8.
The Mac women have defeated second-place Sterling and then-nationally ranked Tabor in their last two home games and are 10-2 at the Sport Center. The Bulldogs are 8-8 in the KCAC and 12-11 overall as they are in eighth place, but two games out of third as it’s tight in the middle of the pack.
With a win, Friends would be all but home free for the KCAC title as it’s 14-2 in conference play, three games up on Sterling. The Falcons are 16-7 overall. Unlike last year when All-American Shann Sellers carried the load, Friends has three players in double figures, led by Makenzie Vining at 15.3.
The Falcons escaped with a 53-52 victory over the Bulldogs in the first meeting.
The Mac men have caught Bethany for 11th place in the standings at 3-13 and are now 6-18 overall as they are 5-5 over their last 10 games.
Friends is in second place in the KCAC at 11-5 (13-10 overall) and defeated the Bulldogs 81-72 in the first meeting. The Falcons are led by All-American candidate Johnny Murdock, the probable KCAC Player of the Year who leads the conference in scoring (29.1) and rebounding (10.7) as he averages a double-double.