Homecoming night at the McPherson Roundhouse was not welcoming for the El Dorado boys basketball team. The Wildcats fell to McPherson High School 71-32 during Pink Night on Friday.
Two players for the Wildcats were in double figures the entire night. Jarin Koehler led the team with 11 points. Cameron Clausing was right behind him with 10 points. Adam Haines was two point shy in double figures, finishing with eight points.
The Bullpups outplayed the Wildcats inside and out. The Bullpups shot 50 percent from 3-point range. Both Mason and Jake Alexander were alone 3-point shooters with a combined 6-for-9 from behind the arc and combined for 29 points. Ben Pyle controlled the boards and led the Bullpups with 21 points.
The Bullpups led 20-10 after one and 35-20 at halftime. The Bullpups outscored the Wildcats 36-12 in the second half.
“We won in all levels again. It’s something we always take pride in,” McPherson head coach Kurt Kinnamon said.
On the defensive side, El Dorado struggled with 16 turnovers, while the Bullpups only gave up four. The Bullpups took advantage of that by scoring 22 points off turnovers.
“I think we did a good job defensively,” said Kinnamon. “It was hard to create turnovers because they were patient. When you win the turnover battle a lot of good things are going to come.”
El Dorado falls to 8-12 of the year and will be on the road to face Circle High School on Tuesday. With another home win for the Bullpups, the boys won’t be playing at the Roundhouse until March 8. The next four games will all be on the road starting with Winfield High School on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.