MOUNDRIDGE — Ashley Holler was in the zone.
The dynamic Moundridge senior came out firing in Friday’s basketball season opener against Little River, scoring 14 first-quarter points.
She didn’t stop there, scoring 13 in the second period and went on to finish with 36, even though she didn’t score in the final period.
That propelled the Wildcats to a 75-20 rout.
Holler knocked down five 3-pointers in the first half alone. Moundridge coach Brian Holloway was pleased that Holler’s teammates knew that she had the hot hand and put her in scoring position.
Bethany Stucky scored 12 points, eight of those during a 51-7 first half.
Holloway, who also coaches the girls’ track and field team, said speed is a key for the Wildcats as they used their quickness to create havoc on the defensive end.
Allie Peters led Little River with six points.
• MOUNDRIDGE BOYS 57, LITTLE RIVER 30 — Anthony Otte’s 22 points, 14 by Kyle Stucky and 11 by Noah Eichelberger sparked the Wildcats to their season-opening victory.
Little River made it a game for a while, trailing just 18-12 after a quarter. But a 13-2 second-quarter Moundridge run opened a wide swath.
Otte scored 14 of his points in the second half, while Stucky scored 10 of his in the first half.
“First games are really hard to know what to expect,” Wildcat coach Vance Unrau said. “From us and our opponents. So I told the kids to focus on the things that we could control Defense and effort. I was pleased with our defensive effort tonight. We are stagnant of offense. We have to try and get more comfortable in what we are running.”
Damien Martinez led Little River with 11 points.