LITTLE RIVER — It was a fantastic end to the 2012 portion of the schedule, as the Elyria Christian girls stood toe- to-toe with Little River for two halves, only falling at the end 42-38.
The Lady Redskins jumped out to an 11-8 advantage after the first quarter, thanks in part to the efforts of Skyler Johnston, who had scored six on her way to a game-leading 21 points. The Elyria defense stepped up huge in the second period, though, as the Eagles held Little River completely scoreless for the full eight minutes and took an 18-11 lead into the locker room at half.
Elyria still led after three quarters, 22-17, but Little River’s depth allowed the Redskins to put up a 14-8 fourth quarter for the 42-38 win.
“We played much better than we did last Friday,” Elyria coach Jeff Fields said. “But I’m sure getting tired of losing by four points.”
Emily Baldwin added 15 points for the Redskins (5-2) in the victory.
For Elyria (3-4), Abby Fields picked up her first double double of the year with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Rachel Adamyk added 11 for the Eagles.
Both schools are now off until after the holidays. Little River travels to Ellinwood to open the 2013 portion of the schedule on Jan. 4, while Elyira has a road contest against Wakefield.
MOUNDRIDGE — Mackenzie Suderman continued her prolific offensive production, as the Moundridge Wildcats rolled to a 56-33 win Tuesday to close out 2012.
Moundridge trailed 12-7 after the first quarter, but Suderman caught fire in the second quarter scoring five of her points in the frame and the Wildcats went into the locker room at the half with a 18-17 lead.
They poured it on in the third with 18 total points while holding the Bulldogs to seven.
Brooke Holloway added eight for the Wildcats, followed by Ashley Holler with seven.
No Bulldog player reached double digits.
Moundridge (4-2) is off until Jan. 4, when they host Marion.
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CANTON — The Berean Academy girls jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, handing Canton-Galva a 50-35 loss heading into the holiday break.
The Warriors defense was gave the Eagles fits all nights, as they only gave up five points in the second frame, taking a 29-9 lead into halftime and led 42-18 after three quarters.
Berean’s Xannie Quiring and Sarah Hoover both led all scorer with 15 points, the only two players to reach double digits.
Ericka Smith had 17 points for Canton-Galva (1-6), while Cassidy Enns and Caley Johnson both had eight.
The Eagles are next in action Jan. 4 at Hutchinson Trinity.
INMAN — Sedgwick’s size gave the Inman girls fits all night, as the Teutons fell 39-37 Tuesday night.
“I was really proud of the girls’ effort,” Inman coach Jeff Friesen said. “They could have folded, but they battled the entire game and made quite the comeback in the last five minutes.”
Kaitlynn Goalden led Inman with 11 points, while Ashlyn Wiens had eight. Sedgwick’s Jamie Lovett led all scorers with 20 points.
Inman is off until Jan. 4.