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

MOUNDRIGE – The Moundridge boys basketball team, playing in its third game of the week, found fatigue a tough foe as they let Hillsboro get the best of them, 63-37, in their third game of the Moundridge Pre-Season Tournament.

Hillsboro only held a six-point advantage over the Wildcats at the end of the first quarter at 18-12 before putting up another 16 in the second quarter while holding Moundridge to less than 10 at nine and taking a more commanding 34-21 lead into the halftime break.

Despite the break, Moundridge was unable to get the offense rolling and only scored eight points in each of the final two quarters while Hillsboro pulled away for their 26-point, 63-37, victory.

“It’s been a tough week,” noted Wildcat Head Coach Vance Unrau in his post-game reflections. “Competed hard in our first two games but tonight it seemed we didn’t have much left in the tank. We allowed fatigue to affect us physically and mentally.”

Brady Helms continued to be the offensive leader for the Wildcats as he connected for 13 points, while Jon Schlosser reached double digits in the scorebook with 10 and Corbin Unruh just missed by chipping in for nine.

Coach Unrau concluded his reflections by saying, “Hillsboro is a very athletic, quick, and good shooting team. We didn’t handle their pressure well tonight and it affected our offensive flow. Lots to work on but all can be fixed and improved. Love these guys because they work hard, and they are coachable.”

WHAT’S NEXT? The Wildcats drop to 1-3 with the loss and will now look to get back in the win column when they get back on the hardwood on Tuesday when they host Little River.


WILDCATS       12        9          8          8          = 37

Hillsboro          18        16        12        17        = 63

WILDCAT INDIVIDUAL SCORING (37 total points): Brady Helms – 13; Jon Schlosser – 10; Corbin Unruh – 9; Landon Kaufman – 3; Korbin Wedel – 2. Three-pointers Made: Corbin Unruh – 1.


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