Huge road test for MHS girls on Tuesday

By Steve Sell
January 19, 2015
Kendall Shaw

The spotlight is on the girls Tuesday night and what a spotlight game it will be.

McPherson High travels to Andale in what could be the first of two meetings between the teams in the next two weeks.

Andale currently is the No. 1 seed in the Mid America Classic with an 8-0 record, while McPherson High stands 7-2.

The teams meet in a girls-only game at 7:30 p.m., with a JV game at 6 p.m.

“They’re going to be really good,” MHS coach Chris Strathman said Friday after his team blew past Rose Hill, 60-25. “We’ve watched a little bit of film on them already. They have good balance. They’ve got good inside-outside play, one or two really good shooters and Brittany Meyer, who has been there forever it seems like.”

The diminutive 5-3 Meyer is a four-year starter at point guard and can shoot it from anywhere on the floor. She’s also an incredible competitor whose intensity is contagious.

But a key, Strathman said, is the addition of 6-2 Rachel Friedrichs. 

“She played as a freshman, but didn’t the last two years due to volleyball and she had an ACL injury last year,” Strathman said. “She’s makes a big difference for their team.”

This is thought to be “the” year for Andale to be a major player on the state level. The Indians have a whopping seven seniors and three juniors on their roster.

The Bullpups bounced back from their loss on Tuesday to Buhler with a solid performance over the final three quarters against Rose Hill. Freshman Taylor Robertson was the only Bullpup in double figures with 20 points.