7th boys swept at Maize South

By Steve Sell
December 01, 2017

MAIZE — Maize South’s seventh-grade boys basketball A-team powered its way past McPherson 55-40 on Thursday.

Hunter Alvord’s 26 points were in vain as the Bullpups had only four players score.

“Snap back to reality,” MMS coach Eric Burghart said. “We were served a nice little reminder what it will be like to play in the Pioneer League. Our composure wavered in a tough environment and our struggles on Tuesday weren’t magically fixed in a day. I got a little stubborn and kept us in man defense when a switch would’ve been more kind to the scoreboard. Credit to Maize South as they had a couple of players that shot very well, but were also able to get to the hole and gave us fits all night. We’ll have to be resilient as we have a chance to get this bad taste out of our mouth Monday at home.”

The B-team was edged 23-21. Jordan Bena led the way with 7 points.

“Another nailbiter, but this time we were on the losing end,” Burghart said. “We weren’t able to run and gun as much as we did on Tuesday and it showed in our offensive sets, which still need plenty of focus in practice. We’re excited to get back to work tomorrow to start getting things cleaned up. We thought Joe Brawner did a fantastic job of rebounding and brought a physical presence into the post.”

The Bullpups host Goddard Eisenhower Monday.

MMS A (40) — Alvord 26, Feil 6, Becker 5, Miller 3.

MMS B  (21) — Bena 7, Gumm 6, McCloud 4, Graves 2, Clark 2.