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McPherson & Hutchinson to meet in MIT Championship; Full Recap of Day 2

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McPHERSON, Kan. – The final matchups are officially set after an exciting second day of the 60th annual McPherson Invitational Tournament.


MIT Consolation Game #1

(6) Topeka-Seaman 63, (7) St. James Academy 60

St. James Academy had a chance to tie, but a steal by Seaman’s Landon Wiltz sealed the win.

Top Performers:

Topeka-Seaman:

Holden Finley – 20 pts, 7-11 FG, 4-4 3PT, 6 ast, 6 reb

Landon Wiltz – 16 pts, 5-14 FG, 4-8 3PT, 4 stl

St. James Academy:

Jake Kolich – 21 pts, 7-13 FG, 3-8 3PT

Emmitt Peters – 8 pts, 3-7 FG, 2-5 3PT


MIT Consolation #2

(5) Lawrence Free State 64, (8) Wichita-Bishop Carroll 37

Top Performers:

Lawrence Free State:

Korbin Dowdell – 14 pts, 6 ast

Bennett Nagel – 11 pts, 5 ast

Wichita-Bishop Carroll:

Ian Muth – 11 pts, 4-5 FG

Reese Peterson – 9 pts, 3-4 3PT


MIT Semi-Final #1

(2) Hutchinson 53, (3) Blue Valley 48

Hutchinson trailed 39-35 at the end of the 3rd quarter, but outscored Blue Valley 18-9 in the 4th quarter.

Top Performers:

Hutchinson:

Julian Smith – 18 pts, 6 reb, 6-8 FG, 4-5 3PT

Terrell King – 15 pts, 6 reb, 6-16 FG

Blue Valley:

Dean Markes – 21 pts, 7-14 FG, 3-6 3PT

Enoch Rodriguez – 8 pts, 7 reb, 4 ast, 3 blk


MIT Semi-Final #2

(1) McPherson 62, (4) Derby 55

Top Performers:

McPherson:

Cory Muehler – 17 pts, 6-8 FG, 3-3 3PT

Gabe Pyle – 16 pts, 6-10 FG, 2-4 3PT, 6 reb

Derby:

Mason Anderson – 15 pts, 5-11 FG, 3-5 3PT, 6 reb

Kaden Franklin – 13 pts, 11 reb

 

Saturday, Jan. 20 Matchups:

11:00 a.m. – 7th Place – (7) St. James Academy vs. (8) Wichita-Bishop Carroll

12:35 p.m. – 5th place – (5) Lawrence Free State vs. (6) Topeka-Seaman

2:10 p.m. – 3rd place – (3) Blue Valley vs. (4) Derby

3:45 p.m. – Championship – (1) McPherson vs. (2) Hutchinson

 

Stat Leaders:

Points:

  1. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 39 (19.5/game)
  2. Dean Markes (Blue Valley) – 35 (17.5/game)
  3. Cory Muehler (McPherson) & Julian Smith (Hutchinson) – 32 (16.0/game)

Field Goal Percentage (Min 3.0 FG attempts/game)

  1. Cory Muehler (McPherson) – 78.6% (11/14)
  2. Jack Unruh (Seaman) – 75.0% (9/12)
  3. Kaden Franklin (Derby) – 66.7% (10/15)

3pt Field Goals Made (Min 2.0 attempts/game)

  1. Julian Smith (Hutchinson) – 8
  2. Cory Muehler & Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 7

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

  1. Cory Muehler (McPherson) – 87.5% (7/8)
  2. Gabe Pyle (McPherson) – 63.6% (7/11)
  3. Julian Smith (Hutchinson) – 61.5% (8/13)

Total Rebounds

  1. Kaden Franklin (Derby) – 24 (12.0/game)
  2. Enoch Rodriguez (Blue Valley) – 18 (9.0/game)
  3. Dean Markes (Blue Valley) & Braxton Martin (Bishop Carroll) – 15 (7.5/game)

Assists

  1. Kyden Thompson (McPherson) – 18 (9.0/game)
  2. Reese Peterson (Bishop Carroll) – 9 (4.5/game)
  3. Holden Finley (Seaman) & Jacob Fratzel (St. James) – 7 (3.5/game)

Steals

  1. Dean Markes (Blue Valley) & Dallas Metzger (Derby) – 6 (3.0/game)
  2. 3 players with 5 (2.5/game)
    • Gabe Pyle (McPherson)
    • Kyden Thompson (McPherson)
    • Landon Wiltz (Seaman)

Blocks

  1. Kaden Franklin (Derby) – 5 (2.5/game)
  2. Enoch Rodriguez (Blue Valley) – 4 (2.0/game)
  3. Dean Markes (Blue Valley) – 3 (1.5/game)
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