MHS boys stifle Winfield

By Steve Sell
December 11, 2015
Kendall Shaw

McPherson High's boys had more steals at halftime than the Winfield Vikings had points here Friday.

That tells you right there how much trouble the Vikings were in on Wall of Fame Night.

MHS, relying on its considerable length, pilfered the Vikes 16 times in the first half, which led to a stunning 56-13 lead and it was a matter of playing out the string, with the Bullpups finishing with a 83-28 domination.

"I thought we did a really good job of getting out and pressuring. Honestly, that kind of started with Marcus (McDaniel)," MHS coach Kurt Kinnamon said. "He was really locked in. We just weren't allowing catches and when we ran our trap stuff we did a really good job of making sure that everybody was rotating to the right spot."

Drew Pyle basically had his own personal layup drill in the first half to score 23 points and he played sparingly in the second to finish with 27. Winfield was guarding against his 3-point shot, instead he took it hard to the basket, finishing with either hand.

Ben Pyle had a stat-stuffer of a night with 17 points, 10 rebounds, six steals and five assists. McDaniel was solid with his best game of the year with 14 points and six steals.

Kinnamon played his bench much of the second half as he took a long look at several players. The starters did not play the final period as it was running clock.

Two players off the bench who made nice contributions were Clayton Gerbrandt (eight points, five rebounds) and Wyatt Seidl for the second straight game (six points, seven rebounds).

The MHS JVs raced to a 74-53 victory to move to 3-0. Jake Alexander tallied 19 points and Drew Labertew chipped in with 12.

The ninth-grade boys jumped out to a 21-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 61-19 rout. Nine players marked in the scorebook, led by Kyler Hoppes with 16 points and Gabe Hoover with 10. Ten players wound up scoring.

The 3-0 Bullpups, winners of 43 straight, step way up on in competition on Tuesday as they play at Abilene, which actually started the year ranked ahead of them in Class 4A Division I. The Cowboys, however, fell to Rock Creek earlier this week and figure to drop.

MHS (83) — McDaniel 5-11, 2-2, 14; Labertew 1-3, 0-0 3; Brossard 1-1, 0-0, 2; Loecker 1-2, 0-0, 2; D. Pyle 11-19, 5-5, 27; Jake Alexander 1-4, 0-0, 2; Lackey 0-3, 0-0, 0; B. Pyle 7-16, 3-4, 17; Malm 0-1, 0-0, 0; Spaich 1-3, 0-0, 2; Seidl 3-3, 0-1, 6; Jayse Alexander 0-3, 0-0, 0; Gerbrandt 4-4, 0-0, 8. Totals — 35-73, 10-12, 83. 3-pointers — McDaniel 2, Labertew 1.

Winfield (28) — Phetvixay 1-1, 1-3, 3; Deere 1-1, 0-0, 2; Weathers 1-5, 2-2, 5; Hoffman 5-12, 1-3, 12; Mays 0-3, 0-1, 0; Lolar 0-1, 0-0, 0; Moya 0-0, 1-2, 1; Hopkins 1-1, 1-2, 3; Vilayphones 0-3, 0-1, 0; Everett 0-2, 0-1, 0; Everett 1-6, 0-0, 2. Totals — 10-35, 6-15, 28. 3-pointers — Weathers 1, Hoffman 1.

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MHS JV (74) — Labertew 12, Jake Alexander 19, Lackey 9, Malm 3, Spaich 8, Seidl 8, Williams 2, Gerbrandt 6, Wills 1, Hoppes 6.

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MHS 9th (61) — Stegman 4, Brossard 3, Strawn 7, Wiard 7, Wilson 2, Hoppes 16, Hoover 10, Kinnamon 4, Avila 8.


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