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Julian Margrave fires up a 3-pointer for the Louisburg boys in a home game against rival Paola on Tuesday, Feb. 4.

LOUISBURG — Julian Margrave scored a team-high 17 points for the Louisburg Wildcats in a hard-fought loss at home against the rival Paola Panthers.

The Wildcats had a slow start, scoring just five points in the first quarter.

Louisburg battled the rest of the way, falling to Paola by a final of 64-52.

Margrave got Louisburg going offensively in the second quarter, scoring eight of his 17 points in the frame. Both teams scored 15 points in the quarter.

Michael Waldron hit a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter, but the Wildcats were outscored 22-14 by the Panthers.

Margrave posted four points in the quarter with a pair of field goals.

Weston Guetterman scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, sinking three field goals and a pair of free throws.

Louisburg and Paola each had 18 points in the final frame.

Margrave had five points in the quarter with a pair of field goals, including one 3-pointer.

Margrave led the Wildcats offensively with his 17 points. He made eight field goals with one 3-pointer.

Guetterman finished with 12 points on five field goals and two free throws.

Waldron posted nine points on three 3-pointers.

Ben Guetterman had eight points. Konnor Vohs and Maverick Rockers also scored.

Louisburg made 20 field goals, including, six 3-pointers. The Wildcats sank six of eight from the free-throw line.

The Wildcats took a tough road loss at Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 7, falling to the Cyclones by a final of 60-38.

Sports Editor Gene Morris can be reached at (913) 294-2311 or gene.morris@miconews.com.

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