After a loss to Alburnett, a win against Starmont successfully ended a three-game skid for the Maquoketa Valley boys’ basketball team last week.

The loss began the week on Senior Night, Feb. 4, 77-44. The Wildcats were held to six first-quarter points while allowing 14 for the Pirates 14 and then trailing by 42-18 at halftime. The second half was more even, though the Pirates still held control.

MV’ statistical leaders were: scoring — Andrew Holtz 15 (one three), Avery Holtz 13 (two), AJ Ambundo nine (one), Mitch Heims three (one), Ethan Doyl and Miguel Bojorquez two; rebounds — Ambundo four, Tony Offerman, Bojorquez and Heims two, Mason Lubben, Owen Mensen, Doyl and Devante Strickland one; steals — Landen Deutmeyer two, Lubben, Ambundo and Andrew Holtz one; blocks — Strickland one; assists — Andrew Holtz and Bojorquez two, Lubben, Avery Hotlz, Heims and Doyl one.

Feb. 7 at Starmont, the Wildcats put the brakes on a three-game skid, winning the low-scoring contest against the Stars, 38-17.

No individual stats were available for the game at press time.