By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MOUNDRIDGE = In their first game of the Moundridge Tournament, the host Moundridge girls held off a feisty team from Lyons to earn a seven-point, 43-36 victory on Tuesday.
The Lady Wildcats held a 14-8 advantage at the end of the first quarter before Lyons pulled back to within two at 22-20 heading into the halftime break before Moundridge pulled away for the final seven point win, 43-36 in the second half.
“Tonight was one where you head to the locker room thankful for the win,” noted Lady Wildcat head coach Kaleigh Huxman. “We are eager to get back to work, Lyons battled the entire game and did not give us anything easily. Emily (Durst) hit a pair of key three-pointers in the fourth quarter that really gave us the boost we needed while Kate (Eichelberger) and Kindall (Elmore) made some final quarter free throws to help us close out the game. I am proud of the girls for finding ways to grind out a win, but ready to get back in the gym for practice to get better for two more games this week.”
Emily Durst buried four three-pointers which helped her tie for the team leader in scoring with 12 along with Kate Eichelberger. Kindall Elmore just missed double digits with nine.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR “AREA TEAM”?
Next for the Lady Wildcats will be a battle with Hillsboro on Thursday.
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS vs. Lyons in the MOUNDRIDGE PRESEASON TOURNAMENT SCORING: 1 2 3 4 FINAL
LADY WILDCATS 14 8 11 10 43
Lyons 8 12 8 8 36
TEAM STATS: LADY WILDCATS HOME
Shooting n/a n/a
3-Pointers n/a n/a
Free Throws n/a n/a
Rebounds (Off/Def) n/a n/a
Assists n/a n/a
Turnovers n/a n/a
Steals n/a n/a
Blocked Shots n/a n/a
Personal Fouls n/a n/a
MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS INDIVIDUAL SCORING:
Scoring (43 Total Points): Kate Eichelberger – 12; Emily Durst – 12; Kindall Elmore – 9; Kaelyn Wedel – 5; Emma Blough – 4; Reese Schmidt -1.
Three-Pointers Made (5): Emily Durst – 4; Kindall Elmore – 1.
Rebound Leaders: No Stats Available.
Assist Leader: No Stats Available.
Leader in Steals: No Stats Available.
Leader in Blocked Shots: No Stats Available.