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MMS 7th and 8th Grade A Teams Open the Basketball Season Defeating Salina Lakewood

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.”

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