By William

MOUNDRIDGE – Tangling with a scrappy team from Goessel, the Moundridge boys basketball team used a big third quarter to propel them to a final, 11-point, 52-41 win at home on Friday.

Both teams played nose-to-nose, even-up in the first half and went into the halftime break tied at 20-20 before the Wildcats erupted for 17 points in the third quarter while holding Goessel to just six and then playing another even scoring fourth quarter and earning the hard fought 11-point victory.

“I knew that Goessel was going to be a tough game for us,” pointed out Wildcat Head Coach Vance Unrau. “They are scrappy, aggressive, fundamentally sound and well coached. They rebound well and are solid on defense. Took us a while to get going and finally found a little momentum to start the second half and that proved to be the difference.”

The Wildcats were led by Jon Schlosser who had a big double double as he scored an even dozen, 12 points, while dominating the boards with 14 rebounds. Korbin Wedel helped in the paint as he grabbed six rebounds.

While Schlosser had a great night, he did not lead Moundridge in scoring as Logan Churchill put 16 points in the scorebook thanks to nailing four three-pointers and Landon Kaufman chipped in with 15 while also dishing out nine assists. Churchill also blocked four Goessel shots during the night.

Coach Unrau concluded his reflections on the battle by saying, “We will have our hands full on Tuesday night when Sterling comes to town. We are going to have to play smart and keep their top player, Tyus Wilson, from having a big night because he is very capable of doing so.”

The victory on Friday ups the Wildcat season record to 8-5 as the prep to host Sterling on Tuesday.


SCORING:     1          2          3          4          FINAL

Goessel          10       10       6          15       41

WILDCATS     10       10       17       15       52


Goessel: FG = 19-50; 3PT = 0-8; FT = 3-8; AST = 5; RBS = 29; TO = 14; STL = 4; BLK = 0; FLS = 15.

WILDCATS: FG = 19-44; 3PT = 4-14; FT = 10-15; AST = 15; RBS = 27; TO = 7; STL = 7; BLK = 5; FLS = 11.


SCORING: Logan Churchill – 16; Landon Kaufman – 15; Jon Schlosser – 12; Korbin Wedel – 5; Corbin Unruh – 4.

3-POINTERS MADE (4 total): Logan Churchill – 4.

ASSISTS: Landon Kaufman – 9; Logan Churchill – 3; Jon Schlosser, Corbin Unruh, Joseph Schrag – 1.

REBOUNDS: Jon Schlosser – 14; Korbin Wedel – 6; Landon Kaufman – 3; Logan Churchill, Corbin Unruh – 2.

STEALS: Landon Kaufman, Joseph Schrag – 2; Logan Churchill, Korbin Wedel – 1.

BLOCKED SHOTS: Logan Churchill – 4; Corbin Unruh – 1.

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