MHS girls rout El Dorado

By Steve Sell
February 09, 2018

McPherson High's girls had both a 16-0 and 20-0 run against El Dorado on "Think Pink Night" Friday at the Roundhouse.

And that was just in the first quarter.

The Bullpups overmatched El Dorado from the get-go as they rolled to their 13th straight victory, 81-18.

MHS made 13 of 21 floor shots in the first quarter, scoring the game's first 16 points. Then after a Wildcat basket, the Bullpups ran off the final 20 points of the quarter to lead 36-2 as they scored 21 points off 10 El Dorado turnovers.

Taylor Robertson spearheaded the early point-burst as she scored 18 points in the quarter, passing the 1,700 career mark in the process. She finished with 27.

The Bullpups then scored the first 13 points of the second quarter to complete a 33-0 run and 10 players wound up scoring before the half was over as it ended up 50-6.

 MHS put up 23 more points in the third quarter to send the game into running clock.

Riley Hett also hit for double figures with 10. Eleven Bullpups in all scored.

MHS coach Chris Strathman knew his team had a job to do, but felt for Wildcat coach and former Bullpup All-Stater Jordan Crawford, who simply has a young team that was overwhelmed by MHS' talent and wave of depth.

"It's not ideal for us or Jordan, either. It's a tough spot for him to be in," Strathman said. "Their best player (Hailey Eaton) wasn't here tonight. She had 12 of their 24 points against us the first time and she's out with the flu. So, they're going to struggle anyway and without their best player that makes it even tougher. I was happy with how we played though… I thought they did a great job."

Perhaps the most amazing stat of the night was just one turnover by the Bullpups, that in the fourth quarter. El Dorado had 23 and MHS took advantage for 41 points.

"That (one turnover) says a lot about our girls' ability to focus," Strathman said.

The Bullpups, now 15-1 overall, will go on the road twice next week to play Winfield on Tuesday and Buhler on Friday. 

There was no B-game due to a lack of numbers. The undefeated C-team played only two quarters and came away with a 28-8 win. Grace Pyle’s 12 points were tops.

MHS (81) — Hageman 0-3, 0-0, 0; Schieferecke 2-3, 4-4, 9, Robertson 10-17, 3-5, 27; Hett 4-6, 1-2, 10; C. Cooks 4-5, 0-0, 8; Burghart 0-1, 0-0, 0; Ruddle 3-5, 0-0, 7; Yowell 0-1, 2-2, 2; Pyle 3-4, 0-0, 8; Sweat 1-5, 0-0, 2; M. Cooks 1-2, 0-0, 2; Leaf 1-1, 1-3, 3; Ellet 0-0, 0-0, 0; Eisenbarth 1-1, 1-2, 3. Totals — 30-54, 12-18, 81. 3-pointers — Robertson 4, Pyle 2, Schieferecke 1, Hett 1, Ruddle 1.

El Dorado (18) — Parsons 2-9, 0-0, 4; Michaelis 3-11, 0-0, 7; Kimble 0-2, 0-0, 0; McLaren  1-5, 0-0, 2; Fox 1-1, 0-0, 2; Motter 0-1, 0-0, 0; Manning 0-1, 2-2, 2. Totals — 7-30, 2-2, 18. 3-pointers — Michaelis 1, McLaren 1.

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MHS C (28) — Beam 9, Godwin 3, Pyle 12, Malm 4.


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