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MMS 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team Defeats Newton, While 7th Graders Splits


The McPherson Middle Schoolers Girls Basketball returned to the hardwood on Monday, where both 7th and 8th grade A Teams remain undefeated, and the 7th grade B Team would collect another win to add to their total this season.

The 8th Grade A team would defeat Maize South 40-12. Head Coach Heidi Ricke said how proud of the girls she was saying, “This was a fun game to be a part of.  It was our first game where everything just came together and clicked.”

Below are the notable 8A stats from Monday:

Jaela Thompson:  16 Points 

Rylie Whitfield:  8 Points

Piper Alvord:  7 Points

Brynn LittleJohn:  5 Points

Carnin Pavlovich:  2 Points

Molly Owen:  2 Points


In the 8th Grade B Team Game, the Pups would fall 13-4, playing just two quarters, as Rylee Holt led with 3 points, and MacKayle Woltje added the fourth point.

In the 7th Grade A Team Game, the Pups would defeat Newton 42-8. “A solid defensive effort again.” said Head Coach Matt Sandbo, adding, “We did a really nice job getting to loose balls and pitching the ball ahead to open teammates.”

Below are the notable 7A stats from Monday:

Audra Sandbo 14 pts, 10 steals, 6 rebounds, 5 assists

Kennedy Bonham 12 pts, 5 rebounds

Amarie Lowery 8 pts, 5 steals, 5 rebounds

Jersey Alexander 4 pts, 5 steals

Karlie Cooper 2 pts

Allison Randa 2 pts


In the 7th Grade B Team Game, the Pups defeated Newton 27-14. Sandbo said, “It was a nice effort from these girls. They’re getting better at some things and continue to work hard.”

Below are the notable 7B stats from Monday:

Allison Randa 14

Jaylinn Major 6

Rut Diaz 3

Eliza Jex 2

Haleigh Kirkbride 2

The Bullpup 7th Graders will travel to Salina Lakewood on Thursday.