McPherson Invitational loaded with quality teams

By Steve Sell
January 08, 2015
Kendall Shaw

The McPherson Invitational basketball teams are continuing their outstanding seasons.

It’s looking more and more like the 51st Invitational, set for Jan. 22-24 at the Roundhouse, will be the crowned jewel of Kansas midseason events, though that’s generally the case anyway.

McPherson High continues to lead the way at 6-0, while Manhattan is 5-0. Wichita Heights (5-1), Maize (4-1), Blue Valley West (3-1) and Shawnee Mission East (4-2) are not far behind. The records of the top six teams are 27-5. 

The other teams in the field are Mill Valley (2-3) and Hutchinson (1-4). The overall record of the eight teams is 30-12.

A new champion is assured as 2014 champion Lawrence Free State is not in the field.