MOUNDRIDGE — With Moundridge boys basketball coach Vance Unrau, it invariably all starts and ends with defense.
The Wildcats really put Pretty Prairie in lockdown mode Friday night with a 52-32 victory.
“Defensively we created transition opportunities and we again fed off of that energy,” Unrau said.
Pretty Prairie stayed in a 2-3 zone most of the night, but Noah Eichelberger found some holes to make three treys and finished with 15 points, second to the always-reliable Anthony Otte, who led all scorers with 17.
The Wildcats’ only downer on the night came at the foul line as they were just 10 of 24.
“I am not happy with our free throw shooting,” Unrau said. “Some coaches don't like to talk about it, but I feel I have to address it. We have to get better at the line. Period.”
• MOUNDRIDGE GIRLS 61, PRETTY PRAIRIE 22 — This one was a mismatch from the start.
The Wildcats jetted to 39 first-half points and strolled over the final 16 minutes.
Ashley Holler continued to play like an All-Stater by pouring in 29 points for the Wildcats, 20 of those coming in the first half.
Lexi Lorimor knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with 10 points. Kassidy Kaufman also made three treys as the Wildcats as a team made eight.