Wildcats take on Raiders in last game before break
By LaDonna Swedberg
Wallace took on the Medicine Valley Raiders for their last game before break. The Wildcats knew that it would be a tough game and the Raiders proved why there should be concern as they shot very well and challenged Wallace in every area of the game.
The entire game was close as the lead went back and forth many times. John Marquardt led it off for the Wildcats with a quick bucket followed by buckets by Taylor Doell, Lane Scott, and Josh Grauerholz to give the Wildcats the early 8-5 lead.
Tough defense by both teams kept the scoring low. At the end of the first quarter the score was all tied up 14-14.
In the second quarter, Shane Anders and Jose Arviso came into the game playing some tough defense and even scored a few points for the Wildcats.
The Wildcats went into the locker room with a four point lead but it didn’t last long. Two successful free throws by Landon Swedberg early in the third held the lead for the Wildcats for just a minute as the Raiders came out hot and tied the game within the first few minutes on the third quarter.
The battle continued as lead changes went back and forth throughout the third and fourth quarter.
At the end of the game, good free throw shooting by the Raiders helped them go on a 9-2 run to end the game putting them on top 51-44.
All scoring for the Wildcats was led by Marquardt with 14, followed by Swedberg and Doell with eight.
Grauerholz and Scott both added six points and Arviso topped it off with two of his own.
Other statistic leaders were Swedberg with nine total rebounds, four assists and five steals, Grauerholz with five rebounds and two steals and Doell with four rebounds and two assists.
Wildcats will continue their season in the Perkins County holiday tournament on Dec. 28 at 6:30 CT.