It’s been two weeks since the McPherson High School boys basketball team last played at the Roundhouse. Not feeling rusty, the Bullpups walked away with an 68-38 victory over Great Bend High School.
“There were some excuses you could make, considering that this is a team that literally did not play on two weeks. So it’s like taking a Christmas break and coming back and starting over,” Bullpups head coach Kurt Kinnamon said.
Shooting was not an issue for the Bullpups as they shot 50 percent from the 3-point line. The boys recorded 20 assists on 27 baskets in their win over the Panthers. Kinnamon was pleased by the ball movements and working as a team.
“I saw that we had a high number of assists a halftime, which is good,” Kinnamon said.
Three Bullpups scored in double-digits the entire night. Ben Pyle led the way with 22 points. Both Mason and Jake Alexander were the other two that were in double-figures. Mason finish with 15 points and Jake with 13 points.
With the strong performance by their best players, Kinnamon would put in the bench reserved players and have them see more minutes in the second half as the clock kept running in the fourth quarter.
“You look at the guys that don’t get all the accolades, and they are solid once they do, and they are valuable to our team," Kinnamon said.
The Bullpups improve their record to 14-1 going into the Friday’s homecoming game against El Dorado at 7:30 p.m. Kinnamon would mention about one of El Dorado’s best player being out due to sickness and would remind his players to take care of themselves.
“I think what we have to do now is stay healthy and keep our hands clean. We got to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves and getting enough rest but happy to get through injury-free.”
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