MOUNDRIDGE — The Wildcat boys led through three quarters, but a late minute surge by Bennington left Moundridge with a 60-55 loss heading into the holidays.
The score was 15-13 in favor of Moundridge after the first quarter and 28-25 at the half, but the Wildcats never could find a way to put away the Bulldogs in the second half, leading only 42-41 at the end of the third.
Moundridge’s Daniel Ratzlaff led all scorers with 22 points, while fellow co-captain Tyler Kaufman added 13 for the Wildcats, who fall to 4-2 on the season.
Senior Derek Stanley led Bennington with 18 points, while B.J. Glanton added 18.
Moundridge is now off until Jan. 4, when they host Marion.
Little River 55
LITTLE RIVER — The Redskins held Elyria Christian to only six first-half points Tuesday, as the Little River boys rolled to a 55-16 win over the Eagles to close out 2012.
Little River dropped 17 on the Eagles in the first frame and followed up with 20 in the second to take a 37-6 lead into the half.
Dalton Konen was on fire for Little River, scoring 18 points in the win. Chet Cordell added 13 for the Redskins.
Daniel Froese had 12 for the Eagles.
“Froese continues to be a consistent scorer for us,” Elyria coach Ben Starburg said, “but Little River was too much with Cordell and Konen having a very strong showing for Little River.”
Both schools are now off until the new year. Little River opens 2013 on Jan. 4 in a road contest with Ellinwood, while Elyria travels to Wakefield.
Berean Academy 56
CANTON — The Eagles were game in the first half, keeping it close against Berean Academy Tuesday night, but the Warriors proved too much for the Eagle defense as Berean ran away with a 56-37 victory.
A strong first half showing from Medley kept Canton-Galva in the game, as he accounted for six of the Eagles’ eight first quarter points.
The Warriors out-scored Canton-Galva 15-7 in the second frame, though, and took a 24-15 lead into the locker room.
A 14 point third quarter and an 18 point final period pushed the game out of reach for the Eagles, who fall to 1-6 on the year.
Medley finished with 11 points for Canton-Galva, who is now off until the new year. They open January at Hutchinson Trinity on Jan. 4.