MOUNDRIDGE — The Moundridge basketball teams completed successful 2-0 weeks tonight by sweeping Trinity Catholic.
The MHS girls continue to be led by their defense, which was suffocating in a 56-27 rout.
The Wildcats dominated second half, outscoring the Celtics 33-11.
Bethany Stucky had a breakout game for Moundridge with 21 points, making seven field goals and the same number of free throws.
Ashley Holler scored 11 of her 13 points in the first half, then Stucky scored 14 in the second half.
The Moundridge boys put the clamps on the Celtics as well, 46-33. The Celtics never scored more than 10 points in a quarter.
Anthony Otte led the Wildcats with 16 points and seven rebounds. Dylan Sugars scored 10 and Kyle Stucky just missed doubles with nine.
“Good energy tonight,” Wildcat coach Vance Unrau said. “I knew we would have to keep them from penetrating the paint and we would have to keep them off the glass. We worked for 30 minutes just on rebounding one day this past week. I put the bubbles on both goals and we got after it. I have been less than pleased with how we have made rebounding a priority — at both ends of the floor. We have been giving up too many second-chance points and not getting enough stick-back opportunities. I thought our defensive pressure early really set the tone for the evening. We were able to get some steals and transition baskets.”