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Maize South nudges Bullpup boys

By William / McPherson Sentinel

MCPHERSON – As with several games this season, the McPherson boys basketball team came close, but came up short once again on Monday in a rescheduled game at home with Maize South as the Bullpups lost by four, 47-43.

Seth Madron (21) led the Bullpups with 17 points in a loss to Maize this week. [FILE]

The Bullpups were down by just two, 9-7, at the end of the first quarter before Maize South pushed their advantage out to six, 23-17, going into the halftime break. After McPherson pulled to within one point at the end of the third and then tied it at 41-41 late in the fourth, Maize South made the free throws they needed to get the win.

Maize South finished with 13 made free throws to just four for the Bullpups, a true difference in the game.

The Mavericks were led by Byron Fitzpatrick who finished with 15 points while Owen Clyne and Quincy Gholar reached double digits with 12 and 10 points each.

Seth Madron topped the Bullpups with a game leading 17 points while he also dished out four assists, blocked a couple of shots and gathered in four rebounds. Jayton Alexander chipped in with eight points while making three steals on defense while Darriene Gibbs led McPherson on the boards by pulling down six rebounds.

The Bullpups junior varsity jumped out to an early 13-3 advantage and never looked back on their way to a 17-point, 52-35 win. Hunter Alvord and Trey Buckbee led the junior varsity offensive attack with 12 points each while Sam Becker put up 10.

With the loss, the Bullpups drop to just 6-6 for the season as they prep for a tough road trip on Friday to Derby.

MAIZE SOUTH at MCPHERSON

SCORING 1 2 3 4 FINAL

Maize South 9 14 13 11 47

BULLPUPS 7 10 18 8 43

TEAM STATS:

Maize South: FG 15-37; 3PT 4-15; FT 13-16; AST 7; RBS 26; TO 13; STL 6; BLK 0; FLS 13

Maize South Individual Scoring: Byron Fitzpatrick 15; Owen Clyne 12; Quincy Gholer 10; Parker Scott 7; Isaiah Atwater 3. 3-Pointers Made: Quincy Gholer – 2; Parker Scott, Isaiah Atwater – 1.

MCPHERSON BULLPUPS: FG 18-48; 3PT 3-15; FT 4-6; AST 7; RBS 29; TO 12; STL 6; BLK 2; FLS 16.

MCPHERSON BULLPUP INDIDUAL STAT LEADERS:

SCORING: Seth Madron 17; Jayton Alexander 8; Darriene Gibbs 5; Mason Miller 4; Eli Pyle 3; Hunter Alvord 3; Adam Elliot 3.

3-POINTERS MAD: Eli Pyle, Hunter Alvord, Adam Elliot – 1.

ASSISTS: Seth Madron – 4; Jayton Alexander – 3.

REBOUNDS: Darriene Gibbs – 6; Seth Madron, Adam Elliot – 4; Jayton Alexander, Mason Miller, Jayden Dukes – 3; Hunter Alvord – 2; Eli Pyle, Trey Buckbee – 1.

STEALS: Jayton Alexander – 3; Eli Pyle – 2; Jayden Dukes – 1.

BLOCKED SHOTS: Seth Madron – 2.