REMINGTON – On the road Friday at Remington, the Moundridge boys stumbled in the second quarter and fell behind by nine, a total they could not overcome in the second half as they lost by five, 67-62.
“A disappointing loss on the road tonight,” noted Wildcat head coach Vance Unrau. “They came out of the gate with more energy and better execution, and it cost us. We were stagnate offensively in the second quarter with non-existent ball movement and purposeful movement in general.”
With the loss the sixth ranked Wildcats fall to 7-3 for the season as they prep or next weeks Canton/Galva Tournament.
Moundridge held a three point, 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter before the offense went into cold storage and Remington out scored the Wildcats 18-6 in the second quarter, giving them a nine point, 26-17 advantage at the halftime break. The Wildcats chipped away in the third and got the deficit down to six before falling short in the fourth and losing by the final deficit of five points.
Coach Unrau concluded his post-game thoughts by saying, “ We found a gear in the second half and staged a comeback, even taking the lead briefly, but could not sustain it with Remington shooting a high percentage at the free throw line. We have to learn from this. We are not as precise and focused in practice as I want them to be, we are going to take care of that.”
While Moundridge held a sizable 29-17 advantage in rebounding, Remington shot 30 free throws and made 24 of them while also hitting on 56% of their shots from the field as well.
The loss overshadows a huge game by Landon Kaufman as he dropped 30 points in the scorebook and nearly had a double-double with nine assists to go along with six rebounds and three steals.
Barrett Moddelmog connected on three of the Wildcats four three-pointers in scoring 14 points. Moddelmog also just missed out on a double-double for the game as he topped the team in rebounds with nine. Logan Churchill just missed double digits in scoring with nine though he did record five assists and made four blocks.
MOUNDRIDGE WILDCATS at Remington
SCORING: WILDCATS > 11-6-20-25= 62; Remington > 9-18-17-24= 67.
TEAM STATS: WILDCATS > FGs – 22/51; 3-PTs – 4/17; FTs 14/23; AST – 19; REBs – 29; TO – 5; STLs – 7; BLKs – 4; FLs – 26. Remington > FGs – 18/32; 3-PTs – 7/13; FTs – 24/30; AST – 13; REBs – 17; TO – 5; STLs – 0; BLKs – 0; FLs – 20.
WILDCAT INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS: Scoring > Landon Kaufman – 30; Barrett Moddelmog – 14; Logan Churchill – 9; Alec Huddle – 5; Henry Hecox – 4. 3-Pointers Made > Moddelmog – 3; Churchill – 1. Assists > Kaufman – 9; Churchill – 5; Hecox – 4. Rebounds > Moddelmog – 9; Kaufman – 6; Hecox – 5; Huddle – 4; Zach Dixon – 3; Churchill – 2. Steals > Kaufman – 3; Churchill – 2. Blocked Shots > Churchill – 4.
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