The Girls Basketball season began on Monday for the McPherson Middle School 7th and 8th Grade teams, as they took on Salina Lakewood.
In the 8th grade A team game, the Pups won 47-25. “The girls came out with great intensity and focus.” Head Coach Heidi Ricke said, “They dominated on the defensive side. They had a great 2 weeks of practice and I feel like you could see their hard work payoff.” Jaela Thompson led with 29 points, Carmin Pavlovich added 7, Rylie Whitfield followed with 6, and Piper Alvord 3 points.
The 8th grade B team would fall to Lakewood 37-25. Molly Owen led with 10 points, Ari Prose followed with 9, and Sara Diaz, MacKaylie Woltji, and Rylee Holt all added two points each.
In the 7th grade A team game, the Pups would win 41-10. Audra Sandbo led with 13 points, and 10 steals. Amarie Lowery followed with 9 points, Jersey Alexander added 7 points. Kennedy Bonham had 6 points and 7 rebounds, while Allison Randa 4 points, and Harlie Cooper followed with 2 points. Head Coach Matt Sandbo said, “”Good first game overall for this group. Plenty to work on before we host Derby Thursday.”
The 7th grade B team fell 37-19. Karlie Cooper led with 17 points, Allison Randa added 2 ponts. Sandbo said, “The girls played hard and will continue to improve.”