Hornets wrestling team records dual victories

The Fulton Hornets wrestling team’s collective concentration may have strayed at times, but it was still able to pick up a pair of dual victories.

Fulton fended off Blair Oaks 39-32 on Thursday night, then followed that up with a 72-6 romp — including 11 forfeits — over an undermanned New Bloomfield squad.

With the sweep, the Hornets raised their dual record to 3-0.

“It was nice to get the wins and not really wrestle our best,” Fulton head coach Eric Hudson said. “We had some individual kids perform well, but overall we were not as focused and mentally ready as we should have been.”

Here are the individual results, by weight class, from the Blair Oaks dual:

•103 pounds: Cole Kemna (BO) defeated freshman Kory Masek (F) by 20-3 technical fall; 112: Payton Lackman (BO) pinned freshman Jared Kaiser (F) in 3:53; 119: Alex Adam (BO) won by forfeit; 125: sophomore Cody Pae (F) def. Logan Mudd (BO) by 7-3 decision; 130: freshman Tristan Gary (F) pinned Paul Lackman (BO) in 4:27;

•135: junior Zack McClure (F) pinned Billee Moulder (BO) in 3:51; 140: Kevin Adam (BO) def. sophomore Kelcey Nunley (F) by 1-0 decision; 145: senior Josh Curtis (F) def. Eli Roberts (BO) by 6-2 decision; 152: sophomore Drew Benner (F) pinned Blake Branch (BO) in 1:43; 160: freshman John Kingsley (F) def. Brett Thomas (BO) by 5-4 decision;

•171: senior Ryan Fritz (F) pinned Craig Clark (BO) in 5:02; 189: Caleb Roberts (BO) pinned senior Sean Luetkemeyer (F) in 3:41; 215: freshman Paul Books (F) pinned John Karsten (BO) in 1:06; 285: Alex Brown (BO) pinned sophomore Mack Kelley (F) in 1:01.

Here are individual results from the three contested weight classes in the New Bloomfield dual:

•125: Pae (F) pinned junior Colton Carrier (NB) in 1:57; 140: Nunley (F) pinned junior Tyler Spurgeon (NB) in 1:15; 285: junior Keith Thompson (NB) pinned Kelley (F) in 1:23.

Fulton competes in the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday. New Bloomfield hosts a dual against Missouri Military Academy on Thursday, Dec. 9.

Westminster basketball (M)...81

Fontbonne University.............66

ST. LOUIS — The Blue Jays opened defense of their St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title with a 15-point victory over the Griffins in Wednesday night’s conference opener.

Sophomore guard Skylar Tolson connected for a game-high 25 points to guide Westminster College (3-2), which went into halftime with a 37-29 lead. Tolson finished 7-of-10 from the field, including 5-of-7 from 3-point range.

Senior forward Jake Vislay added 21 points for the Blue Jays, who shot 44 percent (28-of-64) as a team and committed 11 turnovers. Vislay also collected a team-high nine rebounds to direct Westminster to a 41-36 advantage on the boards.

Saliou Dioum topped Fontbonne (1-4) with 24 points and Frank Scheetz followed with 13.

The Blue Jays play their SLIAC home opener against Spalding (Ky.) University at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Westminster basketball (W)...76

Fontbonne University.....68

ST. LOUIS — The Lady Blue Jays overcame a 42-37 halftime deficit in Wednesday night’s SLIAC opener to stop a 12-game losing streak to the Lady Griffins dating back to 2005.

Junior center Liz Klaffenbach logged a double-double, delivering a game-high 17 points to go with 10 rebounds as Westminster College evened its season record at 3-3. Junior guard Rachel Backes also provided 13 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore guard Hannah Kloster contributed 10 points.

The Lady Blue Jays — who turned the ball over 17 times — shot just 38 percent (28-of-73) as a team but outrebounded Fontbonne 48-37.

Kaitlin Bramel countered with 15 points as three players reached double figures for the Lady Griffins (3-3), who shot 43 percent (25-of-58) overall and ended up with 23 turnovers. Chelsey Freymuth added 13 points and Rana Boyd chipped in with 12.

Westminster faces Spalding (Ky.) University in its St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference home opener at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Hermann..................................42

N. Callaway basketball (JVG)...24

HERMANN — The Ladybirds were not able to recover from a 27-12 halftime deficit in Thursday night’s loss to the host Lady Bearcats in the semifinals of the Hermann Tournament.

Freshman forward Tara Oberlag topped North Callaway (1-1) with 10 points, while sophomore forward Kelsey Coil had eight.

The Ladybirds will square off against either Union or New Haven for third place at 10:15 a.m. Saturday.

Fulton basketball (9th/B).......54

Mexico...................................48

MEXICO — Dalton Horstmeier scored the Hornets’ six points in overtime Wednesday night in the consolation semifinals of the Mexico Tournament.

The game was tied 48-48 at the end of regulation, but Fulton blanked the Bulldogs in the extra period to post its first win of the season.

Horstmeier was the Hornets’ primary scoring source, producing a game-high 26 points. Dylan Patel contributed eight points.

Fulton (1-1) will play Hannibal for fifth place at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Hannibal......................................52

N. Callaway basketball (9th/B)...19

MEXICO — The Thunderbirds were outscored by the Pirates 26-3 in the second half of Wednesday night’s consolation semifinals of the Mexico Tournament.

Justin Menard scored a team-high 12 points for North Callaway (0-2), which was only down 26-16 at halftime.

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