HUTCHINSON — McPherson High’s ninth-grade boys opened play in the annual Hutchinson Invitational Basketball Tournament on Monday with a 56-46 victory over the host Salt Hawks.
The Bullpups move on to the semifinals to play Wichita Collegiate on Thursday.
Brock Malm and Caleb Spaich were a 1-2 punch with 20 and 16 points, respectively.
This is a busy week for MHS, as it also plays tonight, Thursday and Friday.
MHS (56) — Reifschneider 3, Kirchner 5, Malm 20, Hoover 5, Gerbrandt 7, Spaich 16.