Moundridge girls cruise; boys edged

By Steve Sell
January 06, 2016

BENNINGTON — It was a no-stress return to basketball action for the Moundridge girls on Tuesday.

The Wildcats’ defense was suffocating as they strolled to a 59-30 rout of Bennington.

MHS put up 31 first-half points to lead by 13.

Ashley Holler picked up where she left off by scoring 22 points to lead the Wildcats. Bethany Stucky and Peri Lange gave the offense some balance with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

• BENNINGTON BOYS 45, MOUNDRIDGE 39 — The Wildcats couldn’t find the mark in the fourth quarter to suffer the defeat.

Moundridge was held to four points in the final quarter after it was a three-point game after three quarters.

“The game was close throughout with neither team leading by more than six,” MHS coach Vance Unrau said. “We had untimely turnovers, especially late that put us in a position to needing to foul. I was disappointed in our failure to execute our sets in the halfcourt. Our timing and decision-making was not sharp the way it has to be. We did rebound well. We will have to play with more will on Friday night versus a very, very good Berean team.”

Anthony Otte was 8 of 14 from the field and led Moundridge with 17 points. The rest of the Wildcats made just 9 of 28 attempts.