NEWTON — McPherson High’s ninth-grade girls advanced to the championship game of the Newton Invitational by toppling the host Railers 66-63 in a wild overtime semifinal game on Thursday.
McPherson had tremendous balance as four players hit for double figures, led by Rylee Schrader with 19 points. Laiken Hein and Bailea Crist furnished 13 apiece and Kaitlyn Gabel chipped in with 11 as it was a point-fest.
The Bullpups go for the championship at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Derby.
MHS (66) — Heidebrecht 6, Hein 13, Crist 13, Gabel 11, Williams 2, Schrader 19, M. Schmidt 2.