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Bullpup Basketball Sweeps Buhler, Remain Undefeated in Divisional Play


McPHERSON, Kan. – After a pair of tough road trips last week, McPherson High School basketball returned to the Roundhouse, sweeping rival Buhler for the second time this season.

GIRLS – McPherson 56, Buhler 33


The Bullpup girls started things off Tuesday night. After a sluggish first half, which showed the Bullpups up 22-16, they would pick the Crusaders apart in the 2nd half, winning 56-33.

Jaela Thompson led with 14 pts., 7-10 FG, 5 reb. and 2 ast.

Karter Alvord & Ellie Bower each added 10 points.

The Bullpups were without star forward Jayla McLeod, who was not in attendance with an illness. She is hopeful to go against Circle on Friday.

The win moves McPherson to 13-4 (7-0 AVCTL DIII) on the season with three regular-season games remaining.

BOYS – McPherson 63, Buhler 21


In a game that coach Kurt Kinnamon called the Bullpups’, “best defensive game all season,” the McPherson boys limited the Crusaders to just 7-32 FG (21.9%) and forced 17 turnovers.

Along with the defense, McPherson’s sharp-shooting, fast, high-flying offensive effort stayed true like it had all season, with highlight-reel type plays, capped off by a 360 dunk by Gabe Pyle in the first quarter.

Kyden Thompson led the Bullpups with 17 pts., shooting a perfect 8-8 FG, 1-1 3PT, and a team-high 4 assists.

Gabe Pyle had 13 points, shooting 6-8 FG, 1-2 3PT.

Owen Pyle added 12 pts. and Cory Muehler finished with 10.

The win moves the #1 Bullpup boys to 17-0 (7-0 AVCTL DIII) on the season.

Both the girls and boys teams are first in their division, but they will go up against the No. 2 team in AVCTL DIII in both the girls and boys teams as the Bullpups will host Circle on Friday.

The girls will play at 6 p.m. and the boys at 7:30 p.m. Both games can be heard on 98.9/1540 KMCP.

The Bullpups will continue Bullpups Beat Cancer week as well, highlighted by a raffle with a grand prize of a signed jersey by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. The winner of the raffle will be announced at the games on Friday.