Moundridge’s boys, coming off an emotionally tough loss to Berean Academy on Friday, bounced back strong on the road Monday night against Bennington in a makeup matchup of Heart of America League powers.
The Wildcats charged back in the second half to get the game tied, forcing extra basketball. MHS wound up prevailing, 54-51.
The Wildcats had terrific balance, led by Garrett Higgins’ 20 points. Hunter Enyart chipped in with 14, including 6 of 6 at the foul line. Colton Frazer and Kyle Huxman both scored 10 points and plucked seven rebounds.
Bennington had a 27-21 halftime lead and MHS pulled within one going into the fourth quarter.
“It was a big win for us at Bennington tonight,” MHS coach Vance Unrau said. “We were down 11 in the third quarter and down seven in the fourth. We forced overtime and found a way to win on the road against a good team.”
• Moundridge girls 58, Bennington 21 — Also in makeup road action, the Wildcat girls showed why they have moved up to No. 5 in Class 2A.
“As a team, we had 10 out of 13 players score, which is very exciting,” Moundridge coach Vicky Kessler said. “We also outrebounded them, 35-10. It was a total team effort and a good win.”
Peri Lange and MacKenzie Suderman led the Wildcats with nine points apiece, one more than Brooke Holloway.
• Berean boys 67, Canton-Galva 23 — Nothing seemed out of the ordinary early as C-G trailed only 14-7 after a quarter.
But it was all Warriors after that.
“We knew it would be the best man-to-man defense we would face all year and we were correct,” C-G coach Shane Duncan said. “Unfortunately, we weren't able to hit shots early to stay in the game. Credit to Berean Academy. They are a very, very good team.”
Nick Bray led C-G with six points. Berean made 7 of 10 from beyond the arc to key the win.
• Berean girls 45, Canton-Galva 35 — Canton-Galva trailed by only a point going into the fourth quarter before the Warriors went on a 16-7 run.
Cassidy Enns topped the Eagles with 13 points and Lindsey Unruh had her best game with 10 points.