Exciting sweep for 8th girls

By Steve Sell
December 11, 2014

SALINA — McPherson’s eighth-grade A-girls prevailed in triple overtime over Salina Lakewood on Thursday, 28-25.

“We played so hard and each player gave great effort,” MMS coach Jay Crawford said.  “The triple-overtime game was exciting and I could see it in my players’ eyes that they really wanted it. I was very proud of the passion they played with. We have talked a lot about learning how to compete and they did just that.”

Claire Yowell led the Bullpups with eight points.

The B-team game was just as exciting as Morgan Jones’ basket at the buzzer gave the Bullpups a 29-27 victory. Jaycee Burghart led MMS with 12 points.

“Our B-team had the lead the whole game and it got away from them at the end, but they continued to battle and Morgan Jones put back a good shot,” Crawford said.

The A-team is now 10-1 and the B-team is 8-0.

MMS A (28) — Ellet 1, Leaf 2, Hett 2, Eisenbarth 2, Burghart 2, Hein 5, Hageman 6, Yowell 8.

MMS B (29) — Jones 2, Leaf 2, Eisenbarth 4, Beam 5, Spaich 4, Burghart 12.