8th boys rout Goddard in opener

By Steve Sell
November 29, 2017

McPherson’s eighth-grade boys stormed to an easy 47-15 victory over Goddard in their basketball season opener here Tuesday.

Seth Madron scored 16 of his 23 points in the first half as the Bullpups floored Goddard with an effective fullcourt press that led to several easy baskets. Jayden Dukes chipped in with 11 points.

“Seth Madron might be one of the most talented players I've coached and he has players all around him as well,” MMS coach Tyler Brown said. “Jayden Dukes, Gus Ruddle, Anthony Brooks, Trey Buckbee, Braeden Ediger, Michael Morgan — the list goes on and on.  We are big and athletic. Hopefully we can continue to play to our potential and stay level-headed. This team, if they stay focused and continue to be coachable, will be very good.”

The Bullpups clearly had the edge in skill level, but also intensity.

“I was very pleased with the intensity and energy in our home opener,” Brown said. “We were able to apply pressure in a multitude of ways and force turnovers. We also get up and down the floor so well we really didn't have to run much of our offense or sets. I told them the best basketball is to work hard to get easy buckets.”

MMS will step way up in competition on Thursday when it travels to Maize South.

There was no B-game.

MMS (47) — Madron 23, Dukes 11, Brooks 4, Ediger 3, Ruddle 2, Sutherlin 2, Johnson 2.