By William

MOUNDRIDGE – For the second night in a row the Moundridge girls scored a win, but unlike Monday night, on Tuesday they literally blew away visiting Ell-Saline by a final score of 63-26.

From the opening tip the Lady Wildcats jumped on the visitors, taking an early nine-point, 14-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and then expanding the advantage to 25 points at 37-12 by the time they got to the halftime break thanks to 23 points in the second quarter.

Another 22 points put on the scoreboard in the third quarter guaranteed the victory for Moundridge with only the final advantage of 37 points to be decided.

“Our Lady Wildcats took care of business against Ell-Saline,” noted Moundridge head coach Vicky Kessler. “We shot the ball extremely well and played solid man to man defense.”

The Lady Wildcats were led by the three headed scoring machine of Kourtney Kaufman, Kate Eichelberger and Erin Durst as the three accounted for 59 of the team’s 63 points.

Kaufman put 21 points by her name in the scorebook while both Eichelberger and Durst netted. Kaufman scored all her points from way outside as she connected on 7-of-8 shots from beyond the three-point line while also recording four rebounds, four steals and led the team in dishing out eight assists.

Eichelberger topped the team in the paint with eight rebounds while also blocking a pair of shots, handing out two assists and making a steal. Durst recorded eight steals while also dishing out two assists and pulling in three rebounds.

As a team the Lady Wildcats lit it up at a 58% rate from the field while holding Ell-Saline to just 25% connection on their shots. Moundridge also had a sparkling night at the free throw line as they hit 15-of-20.

The win gives the Lady Wildcats a 14-5 mark for the season as they close out the regular season with a home game on Thursday with Remington.


SCORING:                 Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4      FINAL

Ell-Saline                   5          7          11       3          26

LADY WILDCATS      14       23       22       4          63


Kourtney Kaufman = 21 points with 4 rebounds, 8 assists, 4 steals.

Kate Eichelberger = 19 points with 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocked shots.

Erin Durst = 19 points with 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 8 steals.

Emily Durst = 2 points with 1 rebound, 4 assists, 1 steal.

Kindall Elmore = 2 points with 1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 steals.

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