HASTINGS, Neb. — For the second straight game here Saturday, McPherson College’s men had their hand in a bucket of ice during the first half.
The Bulldogs scored just 16 first-half points to trail Doane College 36-16 before actually winning the second half to reduce the final margin to 17, 67-50.
It was the second straight game in this Hastings Classic that Mac had suffered through a miserable first half before winning the second-half battle.
Mac again shot just 35 percent from the field and was 4 of 18 from 3-point. To boot, the Bulldogs were only 8 of 15 from the foul line as the basket seemed to be moving on the Mac shooters.
The Bulldogs’ Darius Hill continues to be the one bright light as he cranked out yet another double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. DeAndre Henson came off the bench for 14 points. Amazingly, only five of the 12 Bulldogs who played were able to score.
Mac has lost five straight to fall to 3-6 on the year. It begins the KCAC portion of its schedule Thursday when it travels just up the road to take on county rival Bethany College at 8 p.m.
Mac (50) — Hill 16, Grant 6, Crook 6, Henson 14, Parker 8.
Doane (67) — Kuhl 21, Herrmann 8, Cyboron 5, Mallioux 12, Holt 9, McGruder 4, McDonald 4, Collins 2, Zimmerman 2.