Cold shooting dooms Mac women again

By Steve Sell
January 04, 2014

The McPherson College women apparently left their offense back in 2013.

For the second straight night in the McPherson College January Classic, the Bulldogs suffered from an offensive outage as they were held in check for the entire 40 minutes in a 48-42 loss to Haskell, which paid the Bulldogs back for Mac winning on the Indians’ home court in the season opener.

The Bulldogs have now lost three games in a row and take a 7-9 overall record into their 2014 conference return Thursday at Tabor. They also host Kansas Wesleyan on Saturday, as next week could be crucial as far as Mac’s aspirations for an upper-division KCAC finish as they were 3-1 before Christmas.

The Bulldogs suffered from a 13-of-44 night from the field, including just 5 of 16 in the second half. They committed 20 turnovers and had no players in double figures.

“We had three starters that were (a combined) 1 for 15,” Mac coach Gordon Reimer said. “We can’t have that. We got beat on both ends of the court. They outrebounded us, we turned the ball over too much and there’s a lot of other things we could have done.”

Jenine Coriz made four 3-pointers to score Haskell’s first 12 points and went on to finish with 18. The Indians led 27-21 at the half and never relinquished it.

Bre Gillespie and Chandler Short led the Bulldogs with nine points apiece. 

Mac (42) — Gillespie 9, Barton 2, Brown 5, Jefferson 1, Engelbert 4, Short 9, White 3, Smart 6, Atkins 3.

Haskell (48) — Meat 4, Coriz 18, Stands 3, Warrior 5, Begay 7, Murphy 5, Levier 2, Williams 4.