Shooting hardships shackle Lady Hornets in loss

— The Fulton Lady Hornets shot a dismal 25 percent (9-of-36) in Tuesday night’s 54-30 loss loss to the Eldon Lady Mustangs.

The game was tied at 10-all after one quarter, but Eldon outscored Fulton 10-1 in the second quarter to forge a 20-11 halftime lead. The Lady Mustangs then extended their advantage to 35-20 going into the fourth quarter.

Senior forward Corri Hamilton accounted for half of Fulton’s scoring, logging 15 points while also collecting 14 rebounds. Junior forward Bailey Mitchell chipped in with eight points for the Lady Hornets (3-5), who suffered their second straight loss.

“We just couldn’t make anything,” Fulton head coach TJ Quick said. “(Eldon) is big and they were forcing us to make adjustments on our shots, but we’ve got to finish. There are no more excuses.

“We want to slow the game down, but when we take a shot we have to make it, because we have less opportunities. I think we just get nervous, thinking about our mechanics. We need to be confident and trust ourselves.”

The Lady Hornets travel to Hannibal for a North Central Missouri Conference encounter at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2.

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