Lady Wildcats surprise No. 8 Chamois

— The New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats took care of the ball and hit clutch free throws down the stretch to upset state-ranked Chamois 46-40 in Show-Me Conference action Tuesday night.

New Bloomfield hit 8-of-9 free throws in the fourth quarter to knock off Chamois, ranked No. 8 in Class 1, and pick up their first Show-Me victory of the season.

Senior guard Elizabeth Clark was the only Lady Wildcats player in double figures with 18 points. New Bloomfield improved to 8-11 overall and 1-4 in conference.

“We were patient,” Lady Wildcats head coach Brett Craighead said. “They beat us for the Jamestown Tournament title by 24 points, but we were very patient on offense (Tuesday night) and took good shots, and we took care of the ball.”

The Lady Wildcats host Wellsville at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Kirksville......................................54

Fulton basketball (VG).................38

The Lady Hornets were outscored 20-2 in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Lady Tigers at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Fulton — which hadn’t played since a 58-49 NCMC win at Marshall on Jan. 29 — dropped to 7-11 overall and 4-5 in conference play.

The Lady Hornets took a narrow 19-18 lead into halftime Tuesday night, but Kirksville’s third-quarter outburst put the Lady Tigers up 38-21 going into the final 8 minutes.

Junior guard Corri Hamilton topped Fulton with a game-high 17 points, while junior guard Rachel Washington tallied 10 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

McKenzie Russell led Kirksville with 16 points and Kendyl Elanke had 13.

The Lady Hornets (1-6) bowed in the junior varsity game 25-19. Senior center Lynesha Piggee scored a team-high seven points.

Fulton travels to NCMC opponent Hannibal at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Blair Oaks....................................68

Fulton basketball (9th/B).............55

WARDSVILLE — The Hornets fell behind 21-7 after one quarter and were just 11-of-22 from the free-throw line in Monday night’s loss to the Falcons.

Xavier Hamilton served as the main scoring source for Fulton (5-13), erupting for 32 points. Kegan Lee also provided 10 points.

“The last three quarters we played really well,” Hornets coach Chris Daily said. “Our intensity was really good and we ran the offense the way we’re supposed to run it.”

Fulton plays home games tonight and Thursday night against Mexico and Columbia Independent, respectively, at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Both contests tip off at 6. The Hornets finish their season at New Bloomfield at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Bristol captures title

at Missouri AAU tourney

O’FALLON — Clayton Bristol took first place in his weight class in the 13-and-under age division at the Missouri Nationals AAU Tournament at Fort Zumwalt North this past weekend.

Bristol was one of six members of the Fulton Parks and Rec Kids Wrestling Club to compete in the state AAU tournament. Trenton Clines and Isaiah Pani both took second in their respective weight classes in the 13-and-under category, while Tucker Caswell finished second in the 11-and-under division.

Jackson Caswell also placed sixth in the 7-and-under category.

Meanwhile, 44 members of the Fulton club competed at the Casey J. Luebbert Memorial Tournament in Jefferson City over the weekend. Fulton featured 10 individual champions and also won the tournament’s team sportsmanship trophy.

Capturing individual titles for Fulton included Eli Henry (6-and-under); Paige Clines, Seth Gilbert and Grant Wright (all 8-and-under); Jadon Henry, Jacob Kern, Tommy Kingsley and Julian Schoening (all 10-and-under), and Austin Anderson and Dennis Kingsley (both 14-and-under).

Here are the rest of Fulton’s place-finishers:

•6-and-under: Sheldon Russell and Danny Williams, third place; Evan Dews and Brenton Shirley, fourth; Grant Avery, fifth, and Jaren Kern, sixth;

•8-and-under: Dylan Pearson and Owen Uhls, second; Joseph Barkho, Eston Dews, Joshua Dunmire, Aaron Pearson, Conner Russell and Sam Wood, fourth, and Nicholas Laire, fifth;

•10-and-under: Zoey Hrabovsky and Keaton Rice, second; Devin Albers, Dustin Loucks and Dawson Wright, third, and Peyton Dunkel, Zach Frazee and Skyler Kaminski, fourth;

•12-and-under: Milo Henry, second; Andy Baysinger and Michael Carlin, third, and Luke Berrey, fourth;

•14-and-under: Dylan Anderson, Brandon Dews and Trevor Dunmire, second; Matthew Breeden and Kobe Kaminski, third; Jared Strough, fifth, and Andrew Wyant, sixth.

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