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Bullpups wins 60th Annual McPherson Invitational, Gabe Pyle wins MVP; Full recap of final round

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McPHERSON, Kan. – The 60th Annual McPherson Invitational Tournament has officially come to a close, with the McPherson Bullpups winning the championship for the 25th time in history, 12th under head coach Kurt Kinnamon.


7th Place

(8) Wichita-Bishop Carroll – 61

(7) St. James Academy – 51

Top Performers:

Wichita-Bishop Carroll:

John Hauserman – 23 pts, 9-17 FG

Landon Steven – 13 pts, 3-5 3PT

St. James Academy:

Emmitt Peters – 17 pts, 4-6 3PT

Jack Alters – 10 pts, 5 reb

BOX SCORE


5th Place:

(5) Lawrence Free State – 59

(6) Topeka-Seaman – 53

Top Performers:

Lawrence Free State:

Dash Johnson – 23 pts, 6-11 FG, 5-7 3PT

Wesley Edison – 11 pts, 3-6 FG, 2-3 3PT

Topeka-Seaman:

Holden Finley – 17 pts, 5 reb, 3 ast

KB Bonner – 13 pts, 6 reb, 4 ast

BOX SCORE


3rd Place:

(4) Derby – 63

(3) Blue Valley – 46

Top Performers:

Derby:

Mason Anderson – 18 pts, 3-5 3PT

Kaden Franklin – 10 pts, 9 reb

Blue Valley:

Noah Summers – 15 pts, 3-8 3PT

Dean Markes – 11 pts, 4 reb

BOX SCORE


Championship:

(1) McPherson – 78

(2) Hutchinson – 42

McPherson led 51-14 at halftime.

Top Performers:

McPherson:

Gabe Pyle – 27 pts, 6 reb, 12-17 FG, 3-5 3PT

Owen Pyle – 14 pts, 5-8 FG, 4-6 3PT

Hutchinson:

Julian Smith – 13 pts, 9 reb

Terrell King – 12 pts, 5-15 FG

BOX SCORE


McPherson Invitational Most Valuable Player:

Gabe Pyle (McPherson)

All-Tournament Team:

(In order by school)

  • Kyden Thompson (McPherson)
  • Cory Muehler (McPherson)
  • Julian Smith (Hutchinson)
  • Terrell King (Hutchinson)
  • Dallas Metzger (Derby)
  • Kaden Franklin (Derby)
  • Mason Anderson (Derby)
  • Enoch Rodriguez (Blue Valley)
  • Dean Markes (Blue Valley)
  • Holden Finley (Topeka-Seaman)

Stat Leaders:

Points:

  1. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 66 (22.0/game)
  2. Mason Anderson (Derby) – 47 pts (15.7/game)
  3. Dean Markes (Blue Valley) – 46 (15.3/game)

Field Goal Percentage (Min. 3.0/game):

  1. Jack Unruh (Topeka-Seaman) – 80.0% (12/15)
  2. Kaden Franklin (Derby) – 68.2% (15/22)
  3. Mason Anderson (Derby) – 66.7% (18/27)

3pt Field Goals Made: 

  1. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 10
  2. Cory Muehler (McPherson) & Julian Smith (Hutchinson) – 9
  3. Dash Johnson (Lawrence Free State) – 8

3pt Field Goal Percentage (Min 2.0/game):

  1. Cory Muehler (McPherson) – 64.3% (9/14)
  2. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 62.5% (10/16)
  3. Mason Anderson (Derby) – 60.0% (6/10)

Total Rebounds:

  1. Kaden Franklin (Derby) – 33 (11.0/game)
  2. Dean Markes (Blue Valley) – 24 (8.0/game)
  3. Braxton Martin (Wichita-Bishop Carroll) & Enoch Rodriguez (Blue Valley) – 21 (7.0/game)

Assists:

  1. Kyden Thompson (McPherson) – 24 (8.0/game)
  2. Jacob Fratzel (St. James Academy) – 13 (4.3/game)
  3. KB Bonner (Topeka-Seaman), Holden Finley (Topeka-Seaman) & Reese Peterson (Wichita-Bishop Carroll) – 10 (3.3/game)

Steals:

  1. Braxton Martin (Wichita-Bishop Carroll) & Dallas Metzger (Derby) – 9 (3.0/game)
  2. Landon Stevens (Wichita-BIshop Carroll) – 8 (2.7/game)

Blocks:

  1. Kaden Franklin (Derby), Braxton Martin (Wichita-Bishop Carroll) & Enoch Rodriguez (Blue Valley) – 5 (1.7/game)
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