MOUNDRIDGE — Moundridge High School head coach Vance Unrau said the stats told the story of the Wildcats’ 49-38 loss to Bennington.
Moundridge was out rebounded 32-14 and failed to make it to the free throw line once. Those stats helped Bennington turn a tie game at halftime into a double-digit win. The turning point came in the third quarter when the Wildcats were outscored 20-10.
“Bennington was relentless on the glass, that cannot happen,” Unrau said. “Rebounding does not take skill; it takes effort. Bennington has a nice team, but this loss is disappointing. Need to regroup because a very good Inman team comes to town Friday.”
Moundridge was led by Lantonio Unruh’s 11 points. Anthony Otte had nine, while Dillon Vogts had eight.
The Moundridge Wildcat girls clamped down on defense to stop Bennington 42-24 Tuesday in HOAL play in Moundridge.
The Wildcats used a 15-4 second quarter to lead 28-11 at the half. Moundridge was held to three points in the third quarter, but held Bennington to 13 points total in the second half.
Lexi Lorimor and Bethany Stucky each scored 14 points for Moundridge.
Chloe Stanley scored 10 points for Bennington, 1-15 overall and 0-7 in HOAL play.
Moundridge is 13-3, 7-1 in HOAL play, and hosts rival Inman Saturday.
Teutons thumped by Remington
BRAINARD — Kelcey Hinz scored 26 points to lead the Remington Bronco girls to a 65-38 win over Inman Tuesday in HOAL play at Remington.
The Broncos led 37-21 at the half.
Sage Westerfield added 14 points for Remington.
Makayla Michael scored 11 points for Inman, 4-11 overall and 1-6 in HOAL play. Olivia Clark added 10 points.
Eagles soar past Centre
ELYRIA — A 17-8 second quarter propelled the Elyria Christian School girls basketball team to a 38-25 win Tuesday night over Centre.
The game was close outside the second quarter, but the Eagles never trailed.
“This was a very good win for our girls, Centre can be a very dangerous team, and I felt like we did a good job on them defensively,” head coach Greg Fields said. “When they did get open looks, they missed shots they typically make. I think our girls never allowed them to get in a rhythm.”
Medea Redenbaugh led the team offensively with 11 points. Abbey Rush led the team defensively with seven rebounds and three steals.
The ECS boys were a 40-35 winner over Centre. Stats were not available by press time.
CGHS holds on for win
PEABODY — Despite a furious fourth quarter rally from Peabody-Burns, the Canton-Galva High School boys basketball team held on for a 43-35 win Tuesday night in Peabody. Hunter Pearson had a monster game with 17 points and six rebounds, while Dylan Wood had a game high eight rebounds.
“Couldn’t put the game away in the fourth quarter, but happy to get out with a win,” head coach Shane Duncan said. “Our defense did a great job through three quarters. We struggled playing with the lead. We will learn from this experience and improve next time we are in that situation.”
The Eagles led 10-6 after one and held Peabody-Burns scoreless in the second quarter to take a 20-6 lead into halftime. The CGHS lead was 32-15 heading into the fourth quarter, before PBHS made it a game late.
The Eagles host Herington on Friday.