EICHELBERGER, DURST, KAUFMAN LEAD TEAM TO WIN!

By William

MOUNDRIDGE – It was an aggressive, but consistent style of basketball on Tuesday for the Moundridge girls basketball team as they gained their fifth victory of the season with a home court hammering of Marion, 56-28.

The Lady Wildcats only held a slim, one-point 11-10 advantage at the end of the first quarter of play before pulling out to a 29-20 lead going into the halftime break.

When the third quarter began, Moundridge put the defensive clamps on Marion and held them to just one basket in the third quarter and only six points in the final eight minutes of play while the Lady Wildcats continued their consistent play by putting up 13 points in the third and another 14 in the fourth to double up the visitors by a final score of 56-28.

“Marion came ready to play aggressive basketball,” noted Lady Wildcat Head Coach Vicky Kessler. “The first half was a game of runs and we were able to take a lead at halftime. Our girls did a nice job adjusting to the pressure and used back cuts and drives to get some quality baskets. We switched up our defense, but the girls thrived in man and were able to keep Marion’s offensive weapons from scoring easy baskets. We have been focusing on rebounding out of the zone and man defense and tonight really made some gains.”

While only five Lady Wildcats put points on the scoreboard for the evening, three of them reached double digits led by Katie Eichelberger who put up 19 while Erin Durst chipped in with 14 and Kourtney Kaufman scored 11. Both Eichelberger and Kaufman just missed a double-double as they both hauled in nine rebounds as well.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE MOUNDRIGE LADY WILDCATS?

Getting the victory give the Lady Wildcats a season mark of 5-3. They will be off on Friday but return to the hardwood next Tuesday, January 14 with a road game at Remington.

Marion at MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS

SCORING:

Marion                        10        10        2          6          = 28

LADY WILDCATS          11        18        13        14        = 56

LADY WILDCAT INDIVIDUAL SCORING (56 total points): Katie Eichelberger – 19; Erin Durst – 14; Kourtney Kaufman – 11; Katie Stucky – 6; Emma Blough – 6. Three-Pointers Made (3): Kourtney Kaufman – 2; Erin Durst – 1. Leading Rebounders: Katie Eichelberger – 9; Kourtney Kaufman – 9; Katie Stucky – 4. Assists Leaders: Erin Durst – 5; Kourtney Kaufman – 4. Leader in Steals: Kourtney Kaufman – 4; Erin Durst – 3. Leader in Blocked Shots: Katie Eichelberger – 6.

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