McPherson’s ninth-grade girls advanced to the championship game of the Newton Invitational with a 40-32 victory over Derby in Thursday’s semifinals.
Hannah Willems scored 11 points and Megan Malm added 10 for MHS, which plays for the title at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Bishop Carroll.
MHS (40) -- Willems 11, Pyle 7, Barnes 9, Bate 3, Malm 10.
MHS 9TH BOYS 50, DERBY 38 -- MHS bounced back from a first-round loss at Hutchinson to win in the consolation round.
Peter Horton torched the nets for 20 points. MHS plays for fifth on Monday.
MHS (50) -- Bray 6, R. Horton 8, Porter 4, Stos 2, Harvey 3, Zeitlow 1, P. Horton 20, Schrag 4, Sewell 2.