It was a sad night for the Wildcats, as head coach Gary Melcher was missing from the sidelines. His mother had passed away.
"We are thinking about coach Melcher tonight," assistant coach Jordan Regehr said. "We wish he could have been here."
And on Friday the El Dorado boys team got their first loss, falling to McPherson 65-40.
"It was the first time they've had to play without coach Melcher," Regehr said.
Regehr had the tough job of rallying the troops to take on a 7-1 McPherson team in the roundhouse.
While the Wildcats hung in with the Bullpups for much of the first quarter, by the second quarter the home team pulled away.
McPherson took control in the second to win it 65-40.
"That's a good win over a good team," McPherson head coach Kurt Kinneman said.
On the girls' side of thing, McPherson was dominate throughout the game, winning 70-20.
The team was lead by Kayely Loecker with 15 points. Loecker had a double, double with 11 rebounds. Two other Bullpups had double figures Abby Pedersen with 14 and Hailey Ruder with 13. Ruder also lead the team in steals with four.
Andrea Valvadez had 13 points for the Wildcats.