HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The McPherson Middle School Girls Basketball teams took on the Hutchinson Salthawks on Monday, where the Pups would win three of the four games played between the 7th and 8th grade teams.
The 8th Graders were dominant in the A-Team game, winning 62-9. Head Coach Heidi Ricke was proud of her team following the game and said, “It was such a fun night of basketball.” She added, “Our team played exceptional tonight and controlled the game from the very beginning leading 24-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. We played a very well-rounded game, executing on the offensive side to absolutely dominate the game on the defensive end, coming up with 31 steals. Both Jaela Thompson and Carmin Pavlovich ended up with a double-double tonight. The entire team came out ready to play tonight. We got some extra help from the bench this evening who contributed meaningful minutes towards the win.
Jaela Thompson 25 points; 11 Steals; 2 Rebounds; 1 Assist
Carmin Pavovich: 14 points; 10 Steals; 6 Assist
Rylie Whitfield: 9 points; 3 Steals
Brynn LitteJohn: 6 points; 5 Rebounds; 1 Steal; 1 Assist
Piper Alvord: 4 points; 3 Rebounds; 1 Steal; 1 Assist
Sara Diaz: 4 points; 2 Steals
Piper Alvord: 4 points; 3 Rebounds; 1 Steal; 1 Asist
Molly Owen: 2 Steals; 1 Assist
MacKaylie Woltje: 1 Rebound
Ari Prose: 1 Steal
In the B-Game, the Pups would win 21-4 after a half. Coach Ricke said, “The girls put on a rebounding show tonight, grabbing 15 total rebounds in just 2 short quarters.” Molly Owens had 10 of the 15 rebounds and Ricke said Owens, “absolutely crushed the boards.” Coach Ricke concluded by saying, “Everything finally came together both offensively and defensively. They came up with 17 steals, 3 assists, and only committed 5 turnovers. It was a great game.”
Riley Holt 7 points; 2 Rebounds; 2 Steals
Molly Owens: 4 pts; 10 Rebounds; 4 Steals; 2 Assists.
Ari Prose: 4 pts; 1 Steal; 1 Assist
Sara Diaz: 2 pts; 1 Rebound; 1 Steal
MacKaylie Woltje: 2 pts; 2 Rebounds; 1 Steal
Arrianna Nowell: 2 pts and 3 steals
Riley Clemmons: 2 steals
The 7th Grade A Team would defeat Hutch 43-11, and Head Coach Matt Sandbo said, “We came out ready to play, and started the game on a 20-0 run.” Sandbo added that the team had good balance with multiple contributors.
Audra Sandbo 10 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds
Amerie Lowery 9 points, 5 assists, 5 steals
Jersey Alexander 8 points, 4 steals, 4 rebounds
Kennedy Bonham 8 points, 8 rebounds
Karlie Cooper 8 points
The B-Team would fall 34-16, Coach Sandbo mentioned they had to play without subs “The girls battled through not having some players due to sickness.”
Jaylinn Major 6
Karlie Cooper 4
Eliza Jex 2
Haleigh Kirkbride 2
Kennedy Bonham 2