MHS boys crush Rose Hill

By Steve Sell
January 15, 2016
Kendall Shaw

McPherson High's boys wrapped this one up early and put a pretty bow on it for good measure.

With their entire coaching staff looking resplendent in sporty bow ties here Friday, the Bullpups made a sporty statement of their own.

The Bullpups doubled Rose Hill in the first half 42-21 and kept on the gas for a 68-35 rout to move to 8-1 overall as running clock prevailed in the fourth quarter. MHS also is now 6-0 in league play.

MHS doubled Rose Hill in both the first quarter (18-9) and second quarter (24-12) take take all the suspense out of the game.

"I thought we were pretty good," MHS coach Kurt Kinnamon said. "It did seem like we were a step slow on some plays and we didn't quite get into a rotation like we should. But I think they did a pretty good job of being focused and ready to go."

Balance was the story as sophomore Ben Pyle continued his evolution with 25 points, Drew Pyle scored 15, Spenser Wine added 11 and Marcus McDaniel supplied 10. MHS blazed away for 25 of 45 from the field, 9 of 16 from 3-point and 9 of 11 at the line while committing just nine turnovers even though Kinnamon used his bench liberally.

"Anytime you've got four players in double figures that's great," Kinnamon said.

Ben Pyle also had five rebounds and three assists while causing nightmares for the Rockets.

"We tease him a lot, he sometimes throws that up that spineroo. We call it greasy, but it goes in," said Kinnamon as Pyle drained 4 of 5 from beyond the arc as his confidence is soaring.

Kinnamon also had praise for Drew Pyle's all-around game as he dealt six assists and came up with four steals as he's becoming more versatile every week.

The Bullpups now prepare for their tournament as they play Shawnee Mission East in the final game on Thursday, set for about 8:30.

The MHS JVs were a 59-48 winner as Brock Malm led the way with 12 points on four 3-pointers, and Jake Alexander and Kyler Hoppes furnished 10 apiece as 10 players got into the book.

The MHS ninth-grade boys had the game into running clock at the start of the fourth quarter and breezed to a 51-18 triumph. Brandon Wilson scored 14 points to lead the Bullpups, one more than Jace Kinnamon. Hoppes joined them in double figures with 11.

MHS (68) — McDaniel 4-6, 0-0, 10; Loecker 1-3, 0-0, 2; D. Pyle 5-9, 4-5, 15; B. Pyle 9-12, 3-3, 25; Wine 4-5, 2-2, 11; Labertew 0-1, 0-0, 0; Brossard 0-1, 0-0, 0; Jk. Alexander 1-3, 0-0, 3; Lackey 0-1, 0-0, 0; Spaich 0-2, 0-0, 0; Seidl 1-2, 0-1, 2. Totals — 25-45, 9-11, 68. 3-pointers — B. Pyle 4, McDaniel 2, D. Pyle 1, Wine 1, Jk. Alexander 1.

Rose Hill (35) — Nolan 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bonar 5-8, 0-0, 10; Austin 4-11, 0-2, 9; More 1-7, 0-0, 3; Pfaff 1-1, 1-2, 3; Cotton 2-4, 0-0, 6; Henwood 1-1, 0-0, 2; McBride 0-2, 0-0, 0; Knight 0-1, 0-0, 0. Totals — 15-39, 1-4, 35. 3-pointers — Cotton 2, Austin 1, Moore 1.

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MHS JV (59) — Labertew 2, Brossard 5, Jk. Alexander 10, Myers 2, Lackey 6, Hoppes 10, Malm 12, Williams 2, Jays. Alexander 5, Gerbrandt 5, 

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MHS 9th (54) — Strawn 2, Wiard 4, Wilson 14, Hoppes 11, Avila 4, Trost 6, Kinnamon 13.


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