Moundridge cagers stay red hot

By Steve Sell
February 24, 2016

SOLOMON — The Moundridge boys enter sub-state play riding a wave of momentum.

The Wildcats remained unbeaten since the Rupp Classic, turning back a good Solomon team on Tuesday, 49-39.

“I told the kids that this was the most athletic and talented team that we have played since the Rupp,” Moundridge coach Vance Unrau said. “And I was right. 6-5, 6-3, 6-2,  6-2.  We have played against some zone lately and tonight was no exception. 3-2 zone with lots of length, but we were able to find the soft spot in the zone especially early and build a double-digit lead going into half. We had to be resilient in the second half as they closed the gap by hitting three 3-point shots in the third and took the lead early in the fourth. But we responded with some big  baskets by (Noah) Eichelberger and (Anthony) Otte and closed it out by hitting 11 of 12 free throws down the stretch. Another solid defensive effort.”

Otte scored 19 points, one more than Eichelberger.

Moundridge’s girls put the finishing touches on a tremendous 17-3 regular season with a 64-23 rout. MHS was up 20-4 after the first quarter.

Bethany Stucky had her way with 22 points. Peri Lange added 14, while Ashley Holler and Lexi Lorimor added 11.