MANHATTAN — The Moundridge girls are moving on — thanks to a fourth-quarter comeback.
Down 31-30 going into the fourth quarter against Chase County Thursday night in the opening round of the Class 2A State Tournament at Bramlage Coliseum, the Wildcats charged back with a 17-7 burst to capture a 47-38 victory.
The third-seeded Wildcats, now 22-2, will play tonight at 6:30 against Valley Falls, a 52-37 winner over Hill City. Top-seeded Central Plains and Meade meet in today’s first game.
The Wildcats couldn’t have scripted the start to the game any better, up 13-3. They still were up 10 at the half, 22-12, as their usual airtight defense was stifling.
But Chase County erupted for 19 points in the third quarter before the Wildcats were able to calm the waters.
Ashley Holler scored 16 points to lead MHS, including 6 of 6 at the line. Anna Stucky (12) and Michelle Schrag (11) also were in doubles as the triumvirate accounted for 39 of the Wildcats’ points. Stucky was 6 of 8 from the field.
Moundridge shot it well from the field (19 of 38) and the line (7 of 10). Holler and Schrag were top rebounders with seven.