By William

MOUNDRIDGE – In their first game of Class 2A substate, the Moundridge boys scored their third win of the season over Sedgwick on Monday as they beat the Cardinals 59-50 at home in Moundridge.

With the win, Moundridge is now 14-7 for the season and will go on the road Thursday, March 4, to play Hillsboro in the second round of substate. Hillsboro is 17-3 after beating Ell-Saline 68-32. The two teams met for the second game of the season and the Wildcats were winners by 11, 59-48.

“Playing a team three times in a season can be tough and I told the kids this as a 50/50 game just like the first two,” explained Wildcat head coach Vance Unrau. “Said the game would be decided by plays made at any time during the game, maybe as early as the first quarter.”

In the first two battles, the Wildcats won by one-point and three-points, but tonight they pushed the lead out and held on to it.

After the Cardinals and Wildcats battled to an 11-11 tie at end of the first quarter, Moundridge powered out to an 11-point, 28-17 advantage heading into the halftime break and then held off a couple Sedgwick attempted rallies to gain the final nine-point victory.

Landon Kaufman had a huge night for the Wildcats as he connected on four three-pointers on his way to putting 30 points in the scorebook while Jon Schlosser and Corbin Unruh also reached double digits with 11 and 10 points each. Both Schlosser and Unruh nearly had double-doubles as Schlosser grabbed eight rebounds and Unruh dished out eight assists. Unruh also grabbed five rebounds and made four steals on defense.

Lance Hoffsommer kept the Cardinals in the game with 20 points and nine rebounds.

Coach Unrau concluded his post-game reflections by adding, “I thought our run mid-second quarter was a pivotal time in the game, getting defensive stops and turning them into solid offensive possessions. Sedgwick has some good athletes plus they are well coached. Now we take on Hillsboro. I like how our kids are playing and locked in.”

Sedgwick at MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS        

SCORING:     Q1      Q2      Q3      Q4      FINAL

Sedgwick       11       6          14       19       50

WILDCATS    11       17       11       20       59

Sedgwick Team Stats: FG 21-43; 3PT 4-12; FT 4-7; AST 10; RBS 24; TO 11; STL 3; BLK 0; FLS 18.

MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS TEAM STATS: FG 17-37; 3PT 6-15; FT 19-25; AST 12; RBS 22; TO 5; STL 10; BLK 2; FLS 10.


Scoring (59): Landon Kaufman – 30; Jon Schlosser – 11; Corbin Unruh – 10; Logan Churchill – 6; Korbin Wedel – 2.

3-Pointers Made (6): Kaufman – 4; Unruh, Churchill – 1.

Assists (12): Unruh – 8; Wedel – 3; Schlosser – 1.

Rebounds (22): Schlosser – 8; Unruh – 5; Churchill – 4; Wedel – 3; Kaufman – 2.

Steals (10): Unruh – 4; Kaufman – 3; Wedel – 2; Churchill – 1.

Blocked Shots (2): Churchill – 2.

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