On Tuesday, Mac County basketball teams were on the court. Smoky Valley High Schools had another home game as they took on Southeast of Saline High School, Moundridge High School hosted a preseason tournament which also involved Inman High School.
Girls: Southeast of Saline 53 Smoky Valley 44
The Lady Vikings may have doubled their points from last week, but it was still not enough to defeat Southeast of Saline High School at home, and they drop to 0-2 of the season. The Lady Vikings trailed 29-21 at halftime and the Lady Trojans remained in control throughout the second half. Bri Franklin and Ellie Brumbaugh tied for 12 points for Smoky Valley.
Boys: Smoky Valley 61 Southeast of Saline 53
The boys basketball team picked their first win of the year after defeating the Trojans on Tuesday. Three Vikings were in double figures in their road victory. Cole Brumbaugh was the top scorer with 15 points. Lane Schrag followed along with 12 and Brandt Herble picked 10 points as well. Smoky Valley will return home to focus on Concordia High School on Friday, Dec.7. Tipoff of the girls start at 6 p.m. and for the boys start at 7 p.m.
Girls: Inman 45 Hillsboro 9
Hillsboro was completely shut down by the Inman girls basketball team during the Moundridge Preseason tournament. Defense continued to be the vocal point for the Lady Teutons, holding the Lady Trojans scoreless in the first quarter and only putting up three points in the second half of the game. Each of the 11 players put points on the board. Dantile Raney and Rachel Harman tied for 11 points apiece.
Boys: Inman 49 Hillsboro 38
The Inman boys was led by the big three in Mason Thiessen, Payton Froese and Jaxson Eddy as each combined for 41 points and 28 rebounds combined. Thiessen recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards. Just like with the girls, defense continued to be the strength for the Teutons.
"I thought we were really good defensively," Inman head coach Brett Froese said. "Held them to 10 points in second half. Moved the ball really really well. Good win for us over a good Hillsboro team."
Girls: Moundridge 48 Lyons 45
It was a close ball game for the Lady Wildcats, but the came victorious against Lyons High School. Kourtney Kaufman remained hot from behind the arc as she shot four 3s for Moundridge. Despite being a tight ball game, and only putting up eight points in the fourth, the Lady Wildcats remained in the upper hand.
Boys : Moundridge 49 Lyons 36
Moundridge boys wasn't at their best in their win against Lyons, but Head Coach Vance Unrau will take it. The Wildcats dominated Lyons after leading 28-12 in the first half, but the Lions wouldn't go down. Lyons kept it a tighter game after outscoring Moundridge 14-7. However, Moundridge didn't panic and found a way to escape with the victory.
Dillon Vogts put on another strong performance, leading the Wildcats with 23 points and 10 rebounds, which his second double-double this season. He was only three assist shy of a triple-double after recording seven assists.
"I would rather win ugly than lose pretty," Unrau said. "We failed to finish numerous opportunities at the rim and defensive breakdowns were a huge factor in tonight's game. We are going to have to stop dribble penetration much better the rest of the week against both Hillsboro and Inman."
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