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Top 4 Seeds Reach Semi-Finals as Day 1 of McPherson Invitational Concludes

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McPHERSON, Kan. – The top four seeds of the 60th annual McPherson Invitational were victorious in their first round games, moving them to the semi-finals Friday.


(3) Blue Valley 54, (6) Topeka-Seaman 45

BOX SCORE

Top Performers:

Blue Valley:

Enoch Rodriguez – 18 pts. 11 reb.

Dean Markes – 14 pts. 11 reb.

Topeka-Seaman:

KB Bonner – 16 pts.

Jack Unruh – 9 pts. 6 reb.


(2) Hutchinson 45, (7) St. James Academy 34

BOX SCORE

Top Performers:

Hutchinson:

Julian Smith – 14 pts.

Terrell King – 10 pts. 8 reb.

St. James Academy:

Jack Alters – 6 pts.

Jake Kolich – 5 pts.


(4) Derby 74, (5) Lawrence Free State 45

BOX SCORE

Top Performers:

Derby:

Mason Anderson – 14 pts.

Kaden Franklin – 12 pts. 13 reb. 5 blk.

Lawrence Free State:

Wesley Edison – 13 pts.

Korbin Dowdell – 12 pts.


(1) McPherson 72, (8) Wichita-Bishop Carroll 59

BOX SCORE

Top Performers:

McPherson:

Gabe Pyle – 23 pts. 5-7 3PT

Cory Muehler – 15 pts. 4-5 3PT

Kyden Thompson – 9 pts. 11 ast.

Wichita-Bishop Carroll:

Braxton Martin – 20 pts.

John Hauserin – 14 pts.

 

Friday, Jan. 19 Matchups:

Consolation:

3 p.m. – (6) Topeka-Seaman vs. (7) St. James Academy

4:35 p.m. – (5) Lawrence Free State vs. (8) Wichita-Bishop Carroll

Semi-Finals:

6:10 p.m. – (2) Hutchinson vs. (3) Blue Valley

7:45 p.m. – (1) McPherson vs. (4) Derby (Game will be aired on 98.9 FM/1540 KMCP)

 

Stat Leaders:

Points

  1. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 23
  2. Braxton Martin (BCHS) – 20
  3. Enoch Rodriguez (BVHS) – 18

Field Goal Percentage (Min. 3.0/game)

  1. Jack Unruh (Seaman) – 4/4, 100%
  2. Mason Anderson (Derby) – 6/7, 85.7%
  3. Cory Muehler (McPherson) – 5/6, 83.3%

3PT Field Goals Made

  1. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 5
  2. Cory Muehler (McPherson) & Julian Smith (Hutchinson) – 4

3PT Field Goal Percentage (Min 2.0/game)

  1. Braxton Martin (BCHS) & Jack Upwelling (Derby) – 2/2, 100%
  2. Cory Muehler (McPherson) – 4/5, 80%

Total Rebounds

  1. Kaden Franklin (Derby) – 13
  2. Dean Markes & Enoch Rodriguez (BVHS) – 11

Assists

  1. Kyden Thompson (McPherson) – 11
  2. Reese Peterson (BCHS) – 7
  3. Landon Stevens (BCHS) – 4

Steals

  1. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 5
  2. 3 steals by these players:
    • John Hauserman (BCHS)
    • Terrell King (Hutchinson)
    • Dean Markes (BVHS)
    • Hueston Saunders (Free State)

Blocks

  1. Kaden Franklin (Derby) – 5
  2. Evan Dejmal (SJA) & Dean Markes (BVHS) – 2

 

Updated Bracket