By William for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

MOUNDRIDGE – The Little River and Moundridge Middle School basketball teams battled it out in Moundridge on Tuesday and they split evenly the four games with the Little River Junior Lady Redskins winning both of their games while the Moundridge Junior Wildcats bested Little River in both of the boys battles.

In the two boys’ games, the Junior Wildcats bested the Junior Redskins in the ‘A’ game by a score of 35-20 while in the ‘B’ boys’ game, Moundridge dismantled Little River 41-6. No other information regarding individual scoring or coach reflections were available.

The battle among the girls was just the opposite as the Junior Lady Redskins got the better of the Junior Lady Wildcats in the ‘A’ game, winning by 19-points, 29-10. In the ‘B’ girls’ game, Little River once again came out the winners, this time by a score of 25-8.

Regarding the girl’s ‘A’ game, Little River Junior Lady Redskin Head Coach Betsy Lafferty reflected on the game by saying, “The Little River girls ended up defeating Moundridge, but we have some work to do offensively. I am happy with where our defense is this early in the season. Many of our points came off some defensive steals and turnovers forced by our press and man defense. Alaina Eck and Elsie Boughfman led our girls in scoring with 12 and 9 points respectively.”

Leading the way for the Junior Lady Wildcats was Kaelyn Wedel who may have only had four points scoring but put out an impressive night in the paint by hauling down 10 rebounds.

Looking at the girl’s ‘A’ game from the Junior Lady Wildcat side of the court, Head Coach Andrew Scheef noted, “Little River is a well-coached group of young ladies. Athletic bunch that plays very aggressive with solid defensive principles. They got out in transition well and can finish around the basket. We are a pretty inexperienced group, but ‘grew up’ a little against the Junior Lady Redskins. We did a better job of giving great effort and playing with energy. The girls never threw in the towel, which are the attributes we want them to learn and take with them long after sports seasons are over with.”

Both teams were scheduled to return to the basketball courts on Thursday, December 5, with the Moundridge Junior Wildcats scheduled to battle with Sedgwick, while the Junior Redskin teams had a date to play Rural Vista.

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