By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
MOUNDRIDGE – Those Lady Wildcats of Moundridge kept up for a half before falling behind in the final 16 minutes of play and losing at home by 14, 45-31, to Little River.
Both teams played to a 10-10 tie in the first quarter before Little River was able to squeeze a slim three point advantage, 24-21, into the scorebook by the halftime break.
The Lady Wildcats went cold from the field in the second half and only scored 10 points total, giving Little River the opening to gain their final 14-point victory.
“I am really proud of the girls tonight,” noted Lady Wildcat head coach Kaleigh Huxman. “They fought hard on both ends of the floor, but just ran out of steam. Little River has a set of solid posts and guards who do a great job of getting the ball to them. I thought we made good decisions tonight, especially in the first half. We got some great looks that just did not fall.”
Leading the offense for the Lady Wildcats was Kate Eichelberger with 12 points while Aubree Durst hit for seven and Kindall Elmore had six.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR “AREA TEAM”?
The loss drops the Lady Wildcats to 3-2 for the season as they now prepare for the Heart of America League/Central Plains League Challenge game on Thursday with Chaparral.
Little River Lady Redskins at MOUNDRIDGE LADY WILDCATS
SCORING: 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Lady Redskins 10 14 12 9 45
LADY WILDCATS 10 11 5 5 31
TEAM STATS: Little River LADY WILDCATS
Shooting 19/36 (53%) N/A
3-Pointers 0/3 (0%) N/A
Free Throws 7/15 (47%) 3/8 (37%)
Rebounds (Off/Def) 21 N/A
Assists 13 N/A
Turnovers N/A N/A
Steals 13 N/A
Blocked Shots 6 N/A
Personal Fouls 8 14
LADY WILDCATS INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS:
Scoring (31 Total Points): Kate Eichelberger – 12; Aubree Durst – 7; Kindall Elmore – 6; Emily Durst – 3; Emma Blough – 3.
Three-Pointers Made (2): Aubree Durst, Emily Durst – 1.
Rebound Leaders: No Stats Available
Assist Leader: No Stats Available
Leader in Steals: No Stats Available
Leader in Blocked Shots: No Stats Available