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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Moundridge wins on buzzer beater

  • The final night of the Moundridge Preseason Classic proved just as fantastic as the previous two nights.
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  • The final night of the Moundridge Preseason Classic proved just as fantastic as the previous two nights.
    “We’ve just had very entertaining basketball all week,” Moundridge boys coach Vance Unrau said.
    Moundridge and Inman battled back and forth in the final game of the Classic Friday night, with the lead changing hands multiple times throughout.
    The Teutons would take the first period 14-9 and Moundridge fought back to within four at the half, trailing only 30-26. At the end of the third, the Wildcats had taken the lead at 41-39. Then the fun started.
    Inman and Moundridge would slug it out in the fourth quarter, with the Teutons’ Josh Miller hitting a pair of foul shots with 4.7 seconds left in the game, giving Inman a 60-58 advantage.
    It was plenty of time for the Wildcats to put together a hail mary play, however, with the ball finding the hands of Daniel Ratzlaff, who through up a prayer from behind the three-point arc that fell in at the buzzer, giving Moundridge the 61-60 win.
    Inman’s Justin Friesen led all scorers with 27 points, including seven three pointers. Miller added 26 points for Inman. Ratzlaff finished with 21 points for Moundridge, while Hunter Enyart added 13.
    Lyons 41 Hillsboro 35
    MOUNDRIDGE — Another close game marked the Moundridge Preaseason Basketball Classic, as Lyons and Hillsboro battled back and forth in the early boys contest. The score was tied at 11-11 after the first quarter, with Lyons having a slight advantage at the half, 23-20. The score remained tight through the second half, with the Lions pulling out the 41-35 win at the final buzzer.
    Lyons’ Grady Kirkhard led all scorers with 15 points.
    Concordia 54 Smoky Valley 35
    LINDSBORG — It was a tough night for the Smoky Valley boys, as the Vikings were upended at home by Concordia 54-35. Smoky Valley was held to only four points in the first quarter, setting the tone for the rest of the game, as the Panthers blitzed hard from the opening tip and took a 26-11 advantage into the locker room at the half.
    Concordia’s Grant Holmes led all scorers with 27 points, while teammate Cooper Holmes added 11 in the winning effort. Holden Hendricks was the only Viking in double digits with 10 points.
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