Derby wins at McPherson in battle of state champs

In one of the most hyped early season matchups of the young season, defending 6A champion Derby went to McPherson and handed the Bullpups their first loss of the year, 47-35.

McPherson was held to just four field goals in the first half, all three pointers, as Derby kept the Pups to just 4 points in the paint for the entire game.

Oregon State commit Kennedy Brown lead the Panthers with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the game. She was one of three Panthers to score in double figures, part of a balanced attack leading to the victory. Sydney Nilles matched Brown with 11 while Aaliyah Myers added 10. Grace Pyle paced the Bullpups with 10 points off the bench.