It was a much-needed road win for the Moundridge boys on Friday.
After going 0-3 in the Adolph Rupp Classic and having Tuesday off, the Wildcats regrouped.
The result was a 44-38 victory over Goessel, as Anthony Otte scored 21 points to lead the way while Noah Eichelberger just missed doubles with nine.
This is always a battle and Friday was no different.
“I knew the game was gonna be a close,” MHS coach Vance Unrau said. “Curtis (Guyer) does a great job with his guys and they really play hard. We squandered a nice third-quarter lead to make it interesting. Poor decision-making that led to turnovers frustrated me the most about tonight. Shooting 29 percent is not good, either, but on most possessions we got good looks. They just didn't fall. I did think on several possessions that we settled for shots that were untimely misses and we need to be more patient.”
• MOUNDRIDGE GIRLS 69, NESS CITY 41 — After their disappointing loss in the semifinals to undefeated Prep Life in the high-powered Hilltop Classic, the Wildcats bounced back strong to capture third place.
Bethany Stucky was on fire, making 11 of 13 from the field to finish with 24 points. Ashley Holler chipped in with 15, while Lexi Lorimor supplied 12.
MHS coach Brian Holloway said his team played a tremendous second half, rolling up 40 points after leading 29-13 at the half.