The 47th annual McPherson Invitational Basketball Tournament, scheduled for Jan. 20-22, 2011, has the early look of being a powerhouse.
As of Monday, none of the eight teams in the field had a losing record, headlined by Class 6A’s top-ranked team Wichita Heights (5-0) and Class 5A’s No. 1 team McPherson High (5-0).
Also impressive so far have been Maize and Shawnee Mission East, as both are 4-1. Manhattan is 3-2, while Blue Valley West, Lawrence Free State and Hutchinson are all 2-2.
For the girls’ 16th annual Mid America Classic the following week, Olathe South -- the defending Class 6A champion and last year’s Classic winner -- leads the way at 5-0, while McPherson High is 4-1.
Goddard is 3-2, while Andale, Buhler and Beloit are all 2-2, with Hays (1-4) and Valley Center (0-4) bringing up the rear.