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Moses, Baker’s Career Nights Put Bulldogs Back in the Win Column


NORTH NEWTON, Kan. ( — A pair of career-high performances Saturday (Jan. 27) fueled the McPherson College Bulldogs to an 82-77 win over the Bethel College Threshers at Thresher Gym in North Newton, Kan.


Matisyn Moses poured in a career-best 25 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including drilling two of her three attempts from beyond the arc. Joze’ Bakerset a new career-high with 20 points, and went 8-for-10 from the free throw line.

The Bulldogs shot 41.7 percent from the field, and 27-for-35 from the free throw line. MC’s 82 points are the most since Nov. 4 when they scored 100 against Manhattan Christian. It’s also the most against a KCAC opponent in nearly two seasons.

Baker was the go-to player in the opening frame, scoring ten of the Bulldogs’ 25 points, but Josey Stupey kept the Threshers within 25-24 after the first ten minute with 17 first-quarter points of her own.

The Bulldogs kept their hot shooting going in the second frame, shooting 50.0 percent from the field en route to a 46-34 lead at the break.

MC mounted a 14 point lead early in the third quarter, following a triple by Chloe Clevenger, but the Threshers fought back to trim the lead to 60-55 with ten minutes to play.

The Threshers erased the five-point lead on their first two possessions of the fourth quarter, then took a 64-63 three minutes later, but a layup by Baker gave the Bulldogs a lead they would never relinquish. Clutch free throws down the stretch by Baker and Madelyn Hankins sealed the victory.

Stupey finished with 22 points for the Threshers, while Madyson McKinzie added 17 points.

The Bulldogs are back in action Monday (Jan. 28) for a make-up game against York University with tipoff coming at 6:00 p.m. MC will then play its third game in five days, hosting Friends University on Wednesday (Jan. 31).