By William /

STERLING – There is a reason Sterling is ranked number one and the Moundridge girls found out why on Tuesday as they went on the road and came home with a hard fought 17-point, 65-48 loss to Sterling.

The Lady Wildcats fell behind by 10 by the end of the first quarter at 27-17 and were fighting an 18-point deficit, 42-24, at the halftime break. After Sterling pushed the advantage out to 23 points by the end of the third quarter, Moundridge was able to shave six points off the deficit by the end of the game.

“I told the girls after the game that there is a reason why Sterling was ranked number one,” noted Lady Wildcat head coach Kaleigh Huxman in her post-game reflections. “Sterling is a great basketball team, but with that being said, I am proud of the things we were able to do in this game. I thought our defensive and rebounding efforts were good. Offensively, we started off strong and then struggled to score in the second and third quarters.”

Both Kate Eichelberger and Kindall Elmore reached double figures in scoring for the Lady Wildcats with 14 and 13 points, respectively.

SCORING:                 1          2          3          4          FINAL

LADY WILDCATS      17       7          8          16       48

Sterling                      27       15       13       10       65

No Team Stats were Available.


Scoring (48 total points) = Kate Eichelberger – 14; Kindall Elmore – 13; Hannah Schrag – 7; Reese Schmidt – 6; Aubree Durst – 3; Emily Durst – 3; Paityn Kamankow – 2.

3-Pointers Made (5) = Elmore – 2; Schrag, A. Durst, E. Durst – 1.