Sterling vs Moundridge LIVE High School Boys Basketball Friday 3/8/2024

Sterling vs Moundridge LIVE High School Boys Basketball Friday 3/8/2024

Black Bears Claw Their Way to Class 2A State Championship (Past Event: March 8th, 2024)
In a nail-biting Class 2A state semifinal showdown on Friday night, the Sterling Black Bears edged out the Moundridge Wildcats 62-58 at the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kansas. Both teams came out hungry for victory, but it was the Black Bears who emerged triumphant, punching their ticket to the championship game.

What it is: Varsity Boys Basketball
Matchup: Sterling Black Bears vs Moundridge Wildcats
Game Type: Neutral playoff game
Bracket: 2024 Kansas Boys Basketball State Championships (KSHSAA) – Class 2A
Time: Friday, Mar 8, 2024, 8:00 PM (Local time)
Locations: Moundridge High School – KS
Home Team: Moundridge Wildcats 21-3
Away Team: Sterling Black Bears 22-2
Live Stream: Watch here

The Wildcats took an early lead, showcasing their strong outside shooting. Senior guard Blake Miller knocked down three triples in the first quarter, giving Moundridge a 17-12 advantage. Sterling responded with a relentless defense in the second quarter, forcing turnovers and converting them into easy baskets. Junior forward Ben Carter led the charge for the Black Bears, scoring eight points in the quarter to help them tie the game at 27 points going into halftime.

The second half was a back-and-forth affair, with neither team able to establish a significant lead. Senior point guard Ethan Moore orchestrated the Sterling offense, finding his teammates for open shots and driving to the basket himself. Moundridge countered with a balanced scoring attack, but clutch free throws down the stretch by the Black Bears sealed the victory.

With the final buzzer sounding, the Sterling Black Bears celebrated a hard-fought 62-58 win. Ben Carter finished as the game’s leading scorer with 22 points, while Ethan Moore added 18 points and dished out five assists. The Wildcats were led by Blake Miller’s 20 points, but their late surge fell short.

The Sterling Black Bears now set their sights on the Class 2A state championship game, where they will vie for the coveted title.

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