7th A-girls speed by Goddard in opener

By Steve Sell
November 29, 2017

GODDARD — There were few worries for new McPherson seventh-grade girls basketball coach Kaleigh Troxell in her Bullpup debut on Tuesday.

Her charges were highly efficient in a 38-8 road rout of Goddard.

“The first game of the year was an exciting one,” Troxell said. “We had a lot of success stealing the ball at the top of the key and converting it to points on the other end. We had multiple people score points for us and it was a true team win. We are excited to get back to practice tomorrow and prepare for our next challenge on Thursday.”

The Bullpups will be hosting always formidable Maize South.

Jordan Sears led MMS with 12 points and Alexis Dukes tallied 10.

The B-team was defeated, 14-6. Three players scored 2 points each.

“First games are always an adventure,” Bullpup coach TJ Jackson said. “The girls did a great job at attempting to execute the offense and worked to get open. We missed a lot of easy shots. Defensively we need to improve a lot. Girls hustled, but many times we didn't know who we were guarding or where we needed to be. Overall, the girls have improved a lot in the first couple weeks and I look forward to seeing what some game experience does for them.”

MMS A (38) — Sears 12, Dukes 10, Burger 5, Kynaston 4, Buschbom 3, Lang 2, Salmons 2.

MMS B (6) — LeBlanc 2, Salmons 2, White 2.