Basehor-Linwood cruises as Colin Murphy achieves milestone
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Colin Murphy joined elite company in Monday’s victory over Pembroke Hill.
The Basehor-Linwood senior guard hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute to play in the first half, giving him 1,000 points in his high school career.
A short time later, Basehor-Linwood athletic director Joe Keeler announced the accomplishment to the crowd.
With the announcement, Basehor-Linwood fans let out the loudest cheer in the game for a player who continues to lead as a senior and remains focused on the next game.
He currently ranks third in scoring at Basehor-Linwood High School.
“Yeah, obviously Colin is more concerned with how the team plays than his own personal stats, but the accomplishment is indicative of a solid four year career that he has had,” coach Mike McBride said.
In the second half of the game, Murphy stole the ball on a fast break and performed a two-handed dunk all but putting the icing on the cake in another blowout victory.
Colin finished the game with 23 points in leading Basehor-Linwood to a 64-29 victory over Pembroke Hill in the opening round of the 2012 Bobcat Invitational.
While the team played well at times, McBride said it was a bit of a flat performance for the Bobcats.
“Yeah, it was just a flat basketball game, we played well in the second quarter and hopefully we can carry that over to the next game,” McBride said.
The score was 14-8 at the end of the first quarter.
Basehor-Linwood broke open the game in the second quarter by outscoring the Raiders 20-7. The score was 34-14 at halftime.
In the second half, Basehor-Linwood continued to roll, building a 55-21 lead entering the fourth quarter of play. The fourth quarter of the game was played with a running clock. Basehor-Linwood starters subbed out midway through the quarter.
Colin finished with 23 points and Ben Johnson finished with 19 points. Ryan finished with 12 points. The team’s other scorers were Chase Younger, 2; Brad Waterman, 3; Ryan Shaffer, 3; JP Downing, 2.
For Pembroke Hill, Tristan Threatt led the team with five points. The team also had four players score four points in the game; Isaac Jaramillo, Dan Walsworth, Andy Yu and Alex Campbell.
Basehor-Linwood will play the winner of Ottawa and Fort Scott at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.