Tiger comeback falls short at No. 15 DMACC

BOONE – The Marshalltown Community College women’s basketball team has figured out how to finish games.

On Saturday, they could’ve used a better start.

The Tigers fell behind 35-16 at the half but made the most of the second half in falling short against NJCAA Division II No. 15-ranked DMACC, 50-46, in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference play.

MCC outscored the host Bears 30-15 after intermission but could not complete the improbable comeback against a young DMACC (16-5, 5-2) squad.

“We finally decided to play instead of playing street ball like we were in the first half,” said MCC asssistant coach Dashad Isumu. “We were executing, running our plays more efficiently, and DMACC in the second half made some bad decisions, some bad passes and had some poor shot selection.”

Shantal Tobler scored 15 points to lead the Tigers (7-12, 2-5), and Mackenzie Gott finished with 10 points. Latrice McMullen chipped in seven points as well for MCC, which remains on the road Wednesday in ICCAC D-II play with a trip to Iowa Falls for a showdown with Ellsworth.

Marshalltown’s next home game is Feb. 2 against a NIACC team that upset DMACC on Wednesday night.