Behind a big first half lead, McPherson never looked back in knocking off Circle 58-47 Friday night to clinch at least a share of the AVCTL-III title.
The Bullpups lead by five after one, extending the lead to 12 at halftime.
After a big three got the lead to its high point of 15, Circle started a comeback, rolling off 9 straight points to cut the deficit to 33-27. But that was as close as the Thunderbirds got in what turned into an 11 point loss.
Grace Pyle lead the 'Pups with 15 in what was a balanced effort across the court, finishing as one of four for McPherson with 9 or more points.
McPherson improves to 17-1 with the victory, and will look to clinch the league title outright at home against Augusta next Tuesday. Circle will finish up with Buhler and Winfield early next week with, and with wins will clinch the right to host a 4A sub-state in Towanda.