By Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr.
Before the McPherson High School boys and girls basketball teams enjoy their winter break, they have to take care of business at Winfield High School on Friday.
The boys are coming off a win 64-47 win over Buhler High School in their league opener at home. Head Coach Kurt Kinnamon was pleased by McPherson’s performance and is learning more about the identity of his team with momentum on their side.
“We’ve learned about this team this past four games,” Kinnamon said. “We’ve learned that they are a good cohesive unit and knows how to play the game. So I’m really proud of them.”
The Bullpups will be taking on a Winfield team that is coming off a 61-60 win over El Dorado High School on Tuesday, earning the Vikings their first win of the season. Now a scoring team, the Vikings average 46 points a game and are 1-2 of the season.
The Lady Pups are looking to stay afloat and go into Christmas break with a 5-0 start. The Winfield girls are sitting 2-1 after coming off a 45-40 win over El Dorado. Head Coach Chris Strathman hopes to get through the long road trip to Winfield without distractions. When they return, the Bullpups will have to deal with a three-game stretch to start the second half of the season.
“That will be a bigger concern because of the long road trip and obviously being on the road instead of at home, finals are done and you’re ready for Christmas break,” Strathman said. “After Christmas, we have Dodge (City), Piper on back-to-back nights. and that next Friday will be Circle. Our first three games out of the break will be tough.”
Tipoff for Friday’s game will be at 6 p.m. for the girls. The boys will begin after at 7:30 p.m.