McPherson comes back in second half to beat top seed Buhler

Published: Mar. 5, 2021 at 10:09 PM CST
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BUHLER, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The upset win by McPherson over the top seed Buhler in the 4A sub-state championship game., 57-54.But the Bullpups had beaten the Crusaders twice coming into this championship game, so they knew they could do it again.

“It’s a huge rivalry game, Buhler’s well coached, Buhler’s got great players, They have one great player in particular and we did a pretty good job tonight,” said McPherson head coach Kurt Kinnamon.

McPherson senior Adam Elliott said, “It was all just a lot of teammate work and it really started on the defensive end and we all just kind of came together and defense turned into offense and we just started moving.”

“In the locker-room, we talked about that three at the end of the half was a big momentum builder and then Seth came on for quick points and we just stayed together,” said McPherson senior Jayton Alexander.

“We were better than what we showed and I was especially disappointed in our bigs because I didn’t think our bigs played very well and then the second half, I think they did a much better job,” said Kinnamon.

Alexander said, “They haven’t beat us in so many years so we just have to keep that going.”

McPherson will head to Abilene on Monday to face the Cowboys in the State quarterfinal game.

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