ELBING — The Moundridge girls have locked in on locking down.
The Wildcats put on another defensive clinic on Friday in a 37-24 victory over HOA rival Berean Academy.
Moundridge pitched a second-quarter shutout as it led 20-6 at the half.
Wildcat coach Brian Holloway said he was pleased with the defensive effort as his team continues to harass teams into submission.
Ashley Holler made nine free throws on her way to 21 points and Lexi Lorimor knocked down three 3-pointers to key her 12-point effort. Natalie Kaufman was the only other Wildcat to score.
• BEREAN BOYS 52, MOUNDRIDGE 33 — It was a tough 0-2 week for the Wildcats, as their loss to Berean occurred when they were outscored 28-12 over the middle two quarters.
Anthony Otte led MHS with 11 points. MHS was just 13 of 37 from the floor.
“Being on the road after the Christmas break has not been kind to us,” Moundridge coach Vance Unrau said. “I knew that this was going to be a tough week against some quality teams. We lacked some toughness that I thought we had earlier. We aren't getting our fair share of the 50/50 balls and tonight we got handled on the boards. Something that I knew going in we were going to have to do a good job of keeping them off the glass. Berean contested every shot and it showed in our low shooting percentage. We will continue to work hard to get better. There is a lot of season left for us to make improvements.”