7th girls dominate Maize South

By Steve Sell
December 04, 2015

McPherson’s seventh-grade girls took both ends of a basketball twinbill here Thursday against Maize South.

A 16-4 first-half performance led the A-team to a 33-22 victory. Kassidy Beam was on fire with 17 points.

“We used our size and quickness to our advantage,” MMS coach Jacque Gehrt said. “We were 10 of 16 from the free throw line, including 6 of 10 by guard Kassidy Beam and 3 of 3 by forward Lexi Kynaston. We were a little more patient on offense and will continue to work to get the best shot.”

The B-team put away Maize South early as it breezed to a 37-12 rout. Alexa Bell’s 10 points were tops.

“The girls came out aggressive again and shared the ball well,” Gehrt said. “I was proud of their effort and hustle on defense.” 

Both teams are now 2-0. MMS goes on the road Monday to play Goddard Eisenhower.

MMS A (33) — Beam 17, Alexander 4, Diggs 3, Kynaston 3, Pyle 2, Godwin 2, Bell 2. 

MMS B (37) — Bell 10, Yowell 8, Berg 7, Myers 6, Allen 4, Southern 2.