MOUNDRIDGE — Vance Unrau likes the never-say-die attitude of his Moundridge boys.
The Wildcats, down 10 points to Hillsboro going into the fourth quarter of the Moundridge Round-Robin Classic on Thursday, charged back with a 22-7 advantage in the fourth quarter to pull out a 49-44 victory to improve to 2-1 on the season.
“No quit in these kids tonight,” Unrau said. “It’s fun to be a part of the defensive effort. We got a couple of steals early in the fourth quarter and fed off of that energy.”
Noah Eichelberger had a nice game for Moundridge with 16 points and six rebounds. Anthony Otte furnished 14 points and five rebounds. Kyle Stucky dished out three assists.
Moundridge is right back in action tonight as it renews its classic rivalry with Inman.
• HILLSBORO GIRLS 60, MOUNDRIDGE 52 — Hillsboro’s girls and Moundridge engaged in a high-scoring game, as the Wildcats suffered their first loss after two wins.
Hillsboro used a huge first half to take control. It scored 19 points in the first quarter and 20 in the second to take a 39-32 halftime lead.
The Trojans increased the lead to 10 points going into the final quarter.
The loss spoiled another tremendous game by Ashley Holler, who knocked down six 3-pointers on her way to 27 points. Bethany Stucky provided some inside help with 12 points.
The Wildcats made only 12 of 26 free throws.
Moundridge is right back in action tonight against arch-rival Inman.