By William /

MCPHERSON – The McPherson girls basketball team made easy, quick work of the outcome of their game with El Dorado on Tuesday at home in the roundhouse as they buried the visitors from the opening tip, winning 66-14.

Twenty-two points in the first quarter gave the Lady Bullpups a big advantage even as El Dorado had their best quarter of the game in the first eight minutes with seven points. By the time the two teams hit the halftime break, McPherson was up by 32 points, 41-9.

The second half did not start well for El Dorado as they were held to zero points in the third quarter while McPherson put 16 more on the board themselves before cruising in for the final 52-point victory.

Defense was stifling by the Lady Bullpups as they held El Dorado to hitting just 21% from the field while forcing them into 34 turnovers, including 20 balls stolen by McPherson.

For the Lady Bullpups, they were making shots from the field at a 50% clip while taking advantage of a 24-16 edge in rebounds by collecting 13 offensive rebounds which many turned into second chance point opportunities.

Individually, McPherson found out more about what they got from junior transfer Chloe Clevenger as she led the team in scoring with 16 dished out a pair of assists and made six steals.

Ella Schmid and Lauren Labertew also reached double digits in the scorebook for McPherson with 12 and 11 points, respectively. All of Schmid’s points came from making four three-pointers while Labertew led the team in assists with three.

Karter Alvord may have only put four points in the scorebook, but she made seven steals on defense and tied for the team lead in the paint with four rebounds along with Labertew and Peyton Howard.


With the win, the Lady Bullpups now are 2-2 on the season as they prep for a trip to Kansas City on Saturday to tangle with Blue Valley.


SCORING:                    1          2          3          4          FINAL

El Dorado                    7          2          0          5          14       

LADY BULLPUPS          22        19        16        9          66

TEAM STATS:              El Dorado        LADY BULLPUPS

Shooting                     3/14 (21%)      26/52 (50%)

3-Pointers                   1/6 (17%)        8/21 (38%)

Free Throws                7/10 (70%)      6/9 (67%)

Rebounds (Off/Def)    16 (2/14)         24 (13/11)

Assists                         3                      14

Turnovers                   34                    12

Steals                          4                      20

Blocked Shots             0                      0

Personal Fouls            10                    11


Scoring (66 Total Points): Chloe Clevenger – 16; Ella Schmid – 12; Lauren Labertew – 11; Reanna Eilrich – 7; Madi Moors – 7; Peyton Howard – 5; Karter Alvord – 4; Jayla McLeod – 4.

Three-Pointers Made (8): Ella Schmid – 4; Lauren Labertew – 2; Chloe Clevenger, Madi Moors – 1.

Rebound Leaders: Karter Alvord, Peyton Howard, Lauren Labertew – 4; Madi Moors, Jayla McLeod – 3.

Assist Leader: Lauren Labertew – 3; Alexis Dukes, Madi Moors, Chloe Clevenger, Karter Alvord – 2.

Leader in Steals: Karter Alvord – 7; Chloe Clevenger – 6; Lauren Labertew – 3.

Leader in Blocked Shots: None