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MMS 7th and 8th Grade Basketball Teams Sweep Salina South on Monday


On Monday, the McPherson Middle School Basketball teams would sweep Salina South in both 7th & 8th Grade A and B-Team Basketball games.

The 8th Grade A-Team would defeat Salina South 51-28 and following the game, MMS Head Coach Tyler Brown noted, “Tonight was a great night for the team. Everyone in the “A Book” was able to get in and contribute to a solid team win.  Our defense was tremendous to start the game that gave us a solid lead early and we never really looked back.”

Brown is anticipating a good game on Thursday, when they play Hutchinson for the second time this season, he said. “They were one of our closest games this season, so it will be a good test for us on the road before we go back to Hutchinson on Saturday, for our first game of the A-Team Tournament to end our season.”  With a win on Saturday, the Pups will be in the finals, which will be played on Monday.

McPherson 51 vs Salina South 28

Scoring Summary:

Cole Cooper 15

Cru Buchman 7

Dane Becker 7

Ashton Malm 6

Matt Burger 5

Nolan Pearcy 4

Carter Bengston 3

Jonas Emery 2

Will Domingo 2

The B-Team would defeat Salina South 46-22, beginning the game scoring the first 20 points, and following the game Coach David Goerzen said, “ We were playing aggressively, getting to every loose ball, causing turnovers, and it seemed like everyone was scoring.  It’s always great to see your team play up to their potential.” He concluded by saying, “Hopefully we can keep it going into our last B-team game of the season on Thursday against Hutch.”

McPherson 46 vs Salina South 22

Scoring Summary:

Nolan Pearcy 13

Hunter Eilrich 6

Ashton Nuss 4

AJ Nava 4

Finn Bauer 4

Bryant Simmelink 3

Takoda Linn 3

Dane Becker 2

Will Domingo 2

Adrian Unruh 2

Ben Bocox 2

Jonas Emery 1

The 7th Grade A-Team defeated Salina South 31-19, but Head Coach Jay Crawford noted 19 turnovers and several missed layups, he said, “We will take the win and move onto Hutch on Thursday.” It will be the last time regular season game for the Pups as they will prepare for their end-of-season tournament. Crawford said, “We will need to have a few  good days of practice and put in our game plan  for Hutch.”

McPherson 31 Salina South 19

Scoring Summary

Carter Melton 2

Kaleb Postier 2

Jensen Razak 2 

Jaxon Hoover 10 

Drake Timson 15

The B-Team edged Salina South 23-20, Coach Crawford was proud of his team following the game noting, “Our B-Team really competed well, and like always their effort was great.” He said, “They played with a lot of toughness, passion and effort, which is really great to see.”

McPherson 23 Salina South 20

Scoring Summary
Isaac Nelson 2
Gavin Heider 3
Cooper Bohme 3
Colt Chapman 6
Logan Starks 6