By Kylie Stamper
Social Media Editor
Women’s basketball fell to the McPherson Bulldogs for the first time since 2006, breaking a 19-game winning streak. The Lady Builders suffered a tough loss to the Bulldogs losing by just one point with the final score at 59-58.
It was a close game from the start with no more than a six-point lead by either team until McPherson claimed a last-second lay-up to gain the winning point.
By the end of the first quarter, the Builders were leading 14-11. Going into the second quarter, the ladies jumped to 22-17 but the Bulldogs came back with an 11-2 scoring run in five minutes. Halftime saw a 30-28 lead by the Bulldogs.
Jana Reichenberger, senior forward, Catherine Cranmer, senior guard, Taylor Bleumer, senior forward, and Kayla Demel, junior guard, led the third quarter bringing Southwestern back to the top with a 45-44 lead going into the final quarter.
With just 3:20 left in the game, Taylor Henderson, sophomore guard, led the Builders to a 57-55 lead. McPherson came back and tied the game at 57-57. In the last 4.7 seconds, Southwestern gained a 58-57 lead but couldn’t hold it as McPherson came through with just 0.4 seconds left on the clock claiming their 59-58 victory over the Lady Builders.
The Lady Builders are now 1-5 in their season and 0-1 in KCAC play.
The Builders will face Sterling College at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 in Sterling.
Kylie Stamper is a junior majoring in communication. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.