Update: MHS grads faring well

By Steve Sell
December 12, 2013
Washburn Sports Information

McPherson High graduate Casyn Buchman continues to put together a women’s basketball season worthy of potential NCAA Division II All-American honors.

Through eight games, Buchman is averaging 20.5 points for Washburn University and she’s been an iron woman, logging a whopping 34 minutes a game. She’s shooting 50 percent from 2-point, 38 percent from 3-point and is an amazing 31 of 32 at the foul line.

Also at Washburn, McPherson High grad Christian Ulsaker is now redshirting after breaking his hand. He had averaged 13 points in the early part of the season before having surgery.

McPherson’s Jack Pyle is averaging 9 points a game for Newman University, shooting 49 percent from 2-point and 38 percent from 3. He’s also averaging nearly 2.5 rebounds a game.

At Oklahoma State, Katelyn Loecker is back playing after missing a game due to injury. She’s getting 18 minutes a game as a freshman, shooting 47 percent from the field and 64 percent at the line. She’s grabbing 4.3 rebounds a game, which is outstanding considering she’s playing less than half the game.

McPherson High grad Tim Prescott, wrestling for Neosho County Community College, won a 4-0 decision in a match against Colby this week. Neosho is ranked No. 10 in the country and Prescott is ranked No. 2 in the country in the 125-pound class. Colby was ranked No. 20 in the country.