MHS boys crush Mulvane

By Steve Sell
December 18, 2013
Kendall Shaw

McPherson High boys basketball coach Kurt Kinnamon must have had a premonition of how Tuesday’s game with Mulvane would play out.

Kinnamon suited up a whopping 14 players perhaps in anticipation of a convincing Bullpup victory at the Roundhouse.

As it turned out, 13 of the Bullpups scored in an 82-46 rout in what was the AVCTL Division III opener for both teams.

“The first half was maybe a little bit of a struggle,” said Kinnamon, whose team still had a healthy 36-21 lead despite shooting just 43 percent. “Second half, we picked it up defensively. People get tired of hearing this, but it was called two different halves again. The second half was more to maybe our liking, a little more physical and we were able to play a little bit better.”

MHS tore the game open with a 22-point salvo in the third quarter, then Kinnamon filtered in the numerous reserves for their chance to earn some varsity minutes. That didn’t stop the Bullpups from piling up 24 more points as their 36-point margin was their first blowout after two hard-earned wins over quality opponents Salina Central and Washburn Rural.

“It was one of those feel-good nights where it looks like we got everybody a basket but Kolby (Reed) and two assists for Kolby — so there you go. Sometimes we need to recognize there’s more things than scoring,” Kinnamon said.

Kyler Kinnamon led the Bullpups with 18 points and he also had six assists and three steals. Peter Horton fired in 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Ryan Horton added 13 points and five rebounds. Guner Lampe led the Wildcats with 16 points as they fell to 1-4 on the year.

MHS wound up making 31 of 63 from the floor, including 10 of 28 from 3-point. It took 19 treys in the first half, but went a little more inside in the second half.

The Bullpups will now prepare for their trip to Kansas City on Saturday, where they’ll play a very tall and talented Kearney (Mo.) at 4:30 p.m.

In the JV game, Bullpup coach Gordon Peck reached a milestone with his 400th career victory in a 69-58 victory. Marcus McDaniel fired in 22 points, Avery Gabel added 19 and Spenser Wine contributed 14. The freshman team was a 66-51 winner behind 14 points by Brock Malm, 12 by Casen Hoover, and 10 apiece by Clayton Gerbrandt and Caleb Spaich.

MHS (82) — McDaniel 0-4, 2-2, 2; Smith 1-1, 0-0, 2; Loecker 1-1, 0-0, 2; Pyle 3-7, 0-0, 7; Barrett 1-1, 0-0, 2; Kinnamon 7-14, 0-0, 18; R. Horton 5-8, 2-3, 13; P. Horton 6-9, 0-0, 14; Stiebens 1-1, 0-0, 3; Wine 0-1, 4-4, 4; Nutter 2-7, 0-0, 5; Sewell 3-7, 0-1, 6; Gabel 1-2, 2-2, 4. Totals — 31-63, 10-12, 82. 3-pointers — Kinnamon 4, P. Horton 2, Pyle 1, R. Horton 1, Stiebens 1, Nutter 1.

Mulvane (46) — Duncan 0-1, 0-1, 0; Dulaney 0-3, 0-0, 0; Lampe 5-10, 4-6, 16; Dempsey 4-13, 1-2, 11; Price 4-8, 2-2, 10; Barton 0-1, 0-0, 0; Stewart 0-1, 0-0, 0; Doramus 1-4, 1-1, 3; Fahring 1-5, 4-5, 6. Baker 0-1, 0-0, 0. Totals — 15-47, 12-17, 46. 3-pointers — Lampe 2, Dempsey 2.

–––––

MHS JV (69) — McDaniel 22, Reed 2, Loecker 2, Stiebens 3, Wine 14, Gabel 19, Spaich 7.

–––––

MHS 9th (66) — Reifschneider 1, Lackey 5, Kirchner 5, Leaf 2, Malm 14, Hoover 12, Arbuckle 5, Gerbrandt 10, Polasek 2, Spaich 10.


Close