9th girls advance to semifinals

By Steve Sell
February 17, 2015

NEWTON — It was full speed ahead Monday night for the McPherson ninth-grade girls basketball team.

The Bullpups defeated Buhler 47-39 to move on to the semifinals, where they’ll play host Newton at 7 p.m. Thursday.

It was a triple-pronged attack for MHS, as Laiken Hein scored 14 points, while Bailea Crist and Riley Schrader tallied 13 apiece.

In other games, No. 1 seed Carroll routed Campus 39-17, Derby pounded Maize South 60-26 and Newton edged Hutchinson, 42-39.

The finals are on Saturday.

MHS (47) — Heidebrecht 1, Hein 14, Crist 13, Gabel 4, Schrader 13, M. Schmidt 2.