McPherson’s eighth-grade girls suffered their first basketball losses of the season here Thursday against Hutchinson, but they’ll still take sparkling 5-1 records into the Christmas break.
The A-team lost 29-16 despite 10 points by Andrea Sweat. The B-team lost 14-9 with Rachel Carlson scoring four points.
MMS coach Jay Crawford said the Bullpups were in both games, but some scoring droughts prevented them from being successful.
The Bullpups host Salina Lakewood on Jan. 7.
MMS A (16) — Sweat 10, Johnson 2, Schieferecke 2, Pham 2.
MMS B (9) — Carlson 4, Johnson 3, Tice 2.