Basket in closing seconds wins for MV


Boys basketball

     A.J. Ambundo’s three-point basket from the top of the key with two seconds left was the difference as the Maquoketa Valley Wildcats scored a 48-45 home victory over Starmont Jan. 14. It completed a second half rally from an eight-point deficit against the Stars. Three Wildcats scored in double figures: Ambundo with 15 points, Avery Holtz with 11, and Andrew Holtz with 10. Avery Holtz also had five assists and three steals for MV (3-2, 6-6). Miguel Bojorquez had six rebounds.

     That joy didn’t last, though, as the Wildcats traveled to Alburnett Jan. 16 and lost 61-50. Avery Holtz led the ‘Cats with 16 points and six assists. Mitch Heims and Ambundo had 12 points each; Ambundo also had seven rebounds.


Girls basketball

     Taya Tucker scored 24 points and Ella Imler had 23 as the Wildcats overwhelmed Starmont 64-29 Jan. 14 in a Tri-Rivers Conference girls basketball game in Delhi.

     Tucker shot 9-for-15 from the field, and added nine rebounds and eight steals to her ledger. Imler shot 7-for-11 from the field and had nine assists and six steals. Trista Elgin had nine points for the Wildcats (6-1, 11-1).

     Earlier, the Wildcats played a non-conference game at Clayton Ridge Jan. 9, and won 51-16 after taking a 39-8 halftime lead. Imler scored 18 points and had eight assists, six rebounds and four steals for MV Tucker had 11 points, eight steals and seven rebounds. Trista Elgin scored eight points. Brooke Elgin had seven rebounds.



     Maquoketa Valley wrestled in a double dual meet at Central City Jan. 16, and lost to both Central City (24-18) and to Midland (54-18).

     Only one match was contested on the mat in the Central City match, won by the hosts. All other points for both teams came from forfeits.

     Against Midland Tim Harmon at 170 pounds, Evan Elgin at 182 and Carter Kruse at 195 all won by fall.



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