Moundridge’s chance of knocking off unbeaten Olpe didn’t appear in Wednesday’s Class 2A quarterfinal game. Olpe controlled the game throughout, winning 61-28 at Bramlage Coliseum.
“We came out sluggish tonight,” Moundridge coach Brian Holloway said. “You can’t do that when you’re facing a team like Olpe, they’re just that good and they proved it tonight.”
Moundridge struggled to get any offense going. The Wildcats shot 10 percent in the first quarter, making one basket. The night didn’t get any better for Moundridge, a team that relies on senior guard Ashley Holler, who was held scoreless in the first quarter by Olpe’s double-team pressure.
The Wildcats made 9 of 41 shots (22 percent), 1 of 16 from three-point range.
“We shot the ball well in warmups, but you wouldn’t think that after our shooting performance here tonight,” Holloway said. “Those shots don’t really matter until the clock starts.”
Moundridge was led by Ashley Holler with 14 points, the only Wildcat in double figures. Brianna Vogts of Olpe had 20 points and 11 rebounds, making all seven of her shots and 6 of 7 free throws.
“We’re a pretty good shooting team, we had the shots, they just wouldn’t go down,” Holloway said. “With a team like that, you can’t give any leverage like we did tonight.”