MHS girls make 11 treys in 77-36 victory

By Steve Sell
February 10, 2017

EL DORADO — For a quarter on Friday, it appeared McPherson High's girls might have been caught looking ahead.

The Bullpups led El Dorado only 18-12 as the Wildcats played as though they didn't want to be part of a running-clock game.

But the Bullpups flexed their muscles and their considerable 3-point shooting ability for an astounding 32 points in the second period to lead 50-19 at the half and they went on for a 77-36 victory.

"We got off to a little slower start than we would like to, but I credit (El Dorado) coach (Jordan) Crawford for that. He had them ready to go," MHS coach Chris Strathman said. "They did a nice job of breaking our press. The second quarter we busted it open with 32 points, six 3s (3-pointers) and a lot of transition buckets. It sure makes our job easier."

MHS is now 6-0 in AVCTL Division III games and improved to 13-3 overall with just two weeks of the schedule left to play.

El Dorado was able to combat the Bullpups' pressure in the first 8 minutes, but began to crumble in the second quarter as an avalanche of turnovers allowed the Bullpups to balloon the lead.

Taylor Robertson led the Bullpups with 24 points, while Mandi Cooks scored 14 and Riley Hett furnished 12.

The 3-ball as usual played a major role in the Bullpups' offense as they knocked down 11 for the game, 7 in the first half.

There was no JV game due to a lack of numbers for El Dorado, but the Bullpup C-team dominated the Wildcats for a 48-27 victory behind 11 points by Lauren Hein and 10 by Lakyn Schieferecke.

MHS is back home on Tuesday to play Winfield, then entertains Buhler on Friday.

MHS (77) — E. Yowell 3-5, 0-0, 8; C. Yowell 3-8, 0-0, 8; Burghart 1-2, 1-2, 4; Hageman 1-4, 0-0, 3; Schieferecke 0-3, 0-0, 0; Hett 5-6, 0-2, 12; Sweat 1-5, 0-0, 2; Robertson 9-12, 3-3, 24; Bruner 1-2, 0-0, 2; M. Cooks 6-10, 2-5, 14; Ellet 0-1, 0-0, 0; Leaf 0-1, 0-2, 0. Totals — 30-60, 6-14, 77. 3-pointers — Robertson 3, E. Yowell 2, C. Yowell 2, Hett, 2, Burghart 1, Hageman 1.

El Dorado (36) — Parsons 0-1, 0-0, 0; Henley 1-2, 0-0, 3; Kimble 0-2, 1-2, 1; Fox 2-3, 0-0, 4; Reinhardt 2-5, 2-2, 7; J. Howland 1-4, 0-0, 2; S. Howland 5-7, 1-2, 11; Eaton 2-5, 4-6, 8; Burks 0-1, 0-0, 0. Totals — 13-26, 8-14, 36. 3-pointers — Henley 1, Reinhardt 1.

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MHS C (48) — Beam 8, Schieferecke 10, Hein 11, Stout 1, Strathman 2, Sweat 6, Jones 2, C. Cooks 4, Ellet 4.


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