Powerful field gathering for McPherson Invitational

By Steve Sell
December 21, 2017

Five of the eight boys basketball teams in next month’s McPherson Invitational are currently ranked.

Lawrence Free State (2-1) is ranked No. 2 in Class 6A, Wichita North (4-2) is No. 7 in 6A and Shawnee Mission East (4-1) is No. 9 in 6A.

Bishop Carroll is ranked No. 10 in 5A despite a 2-4 record, though it has played all 6A schools and one of the losses was by a point to Wichita North.

Of course, McPherson High is 5-1 and ranked No. 2 in Class 4A Division I.

Rounding out the field are Derby (3-2, at one time ranked No. 4 in 6A), Junction City (3-2) and Blue Valley West (1-4).