9th boys outlast Derby

By Steve Sell
February 16, 2016

HUTCHINSON — McPherson’s ninth-grade boys basketball team socked Derby with a 1-2 punch Monday night to defeat the Panthers 61-51 in the first round of the Hutchinson Invitational.

Brandon Wilson fired in 23 points and Kyler Hoppes furnished 20 as the Bullpups moved into Thursday’s 7:30 p.m. semifinals. They will play the host Hutchinson, then turn around and play Hutchinson at home on Friday as part of the regular season.

MHS (61) — Wilson 23, Hoppes 20, Hoover 4, Kinnamon 4, Wiard 3, Avila 3, Trost 3, Strawn 1.