9th boys make tourney finals

By Steve Sell
February 17, 2017

HUTCHINSON — McPherson High’s ninth-grade boys advanced to the championship game of the Hutchinson Invitational on Thursday by swamping Derby, 54-28.

That avenged an earlier-season loss to the Panthers.

The busy Bullpups will play Buhler tonight in the regular season, then play on Monday for the championship. The Bullpups take on Maize at 7:30 p.m.

Cody Stufflebean scored 14 points to lead the Bullpups while Thatcher Lopez chipped in with 10.

“We played extremely well,” MHS coach Treg Fawl said. “We competed extremely hard. We executed our defensive game plan and dominated the glass. We battled through adversity in the first half with foul trouble. The entire team stepped up and rose to the occasion.”

MHS (54) — Ka. Hoppes 5, Richardson 9, Stufflebean 14, Lopez 10, Koehn 5, Courtney 4, Pyle 7.