New Bloomfield wins at South Callaway soundly

— A 12-9 halftime lead almost guarantees that a a close game was in store between the New Bloomfield and the South Callaway, right? Not on this night.

The Lady Wildcats outscored the Lady Bulldogs 31-0 in the third quarter on their way to a 53-22 road victory on Monday. In doing so, New Bloomfield kept South Callaway winless on the season

New Bloomfield (5-5) shook the slow shooting start to pull away in the end. Senior guard Elizabeth Clark’s scord a game-high 15 points while junior forward Chelsea Wilder had 14 and senior forward Amanda Howard added 10. South Callaway got a team-high seven points from senior guard Jasmine Meurer.

“Part of it was being up 12-9 in the first half and part of it was being rusty coming back from Christmas break,” New Bloomfield coach Brett Craighead said. “But we started hitting shots that we were missing in the first half and also started getting some transition baskets.”

South Callaway did get the win in the junior varsity game by a score of 31-25. New Bloomfield next plays at Eugene at 6 p.m. Thursday while South Callaway plays at Montgomery County on the same night and time.

Fulton basketball (V/G)................37

Hannibal......................................33

The Lady Hornets survived getting outscored 14-4 in the third quarter to notch their second North Central Missouri Conference with a win over Hannibal on Monday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. The Lady Pirates used the big quarter to pull ahead of the Lady Hornets at the end of the third quarter 26-24 after trailing Fulton 20-12 at halftime.

Fulton junior forward Corri Hamilton had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead all scorers. Sophomore guard Bailey Mitchell had 10 points and junior guard Rachel Washington had seven points, which included two late free throws to help put the game away.

Hannibal forced 17 of Fulton’s (5-4, 2-1 NCMC 20 turnovers in the second half but got outscored 13-7 in the final period.

“They (Hannibal) came out and put pressure on our point guard and we fell a part a little bit and got careless with the ball,” Lady Hornets coach Jenny Preiss said. “

The junior varsity team’s played before that, with Hannibal winning 26-4. Fulton continues conference play Thursday at 6 p.m. when they travel to Moberly.

Blair Oaks....................................53

North Callaway basketball (V/G).29

KINGDOM CITY — The Lady Birds were down 29-13 at halftime and never made much of a game of it in their first game of the New Year on Monday night at home. They didn’t help themselves out much, turning the ball over 30 times on the night.

Blair Oaks (4-4) had three players in double figures with Leigh Ann Polowy, Amy Dorge and Darian Werdenhausen scoring 12, 11, and 10 points respectively. North Callaway got seven points from senior forward Morgan Brown-Emmons.

The Lady Birds junior varsity team also went down to Blair Oaks by a score of 36-11. North Callaway (2-5) hosts Hermann Thursday night at 6 p.m.

Hawaii Pacific..............................66

Westminster basketball (M)........37

HONOLULU — The Blue Jays ended a two-game dip in Hawaii with a loss to Hawaii Pacific on late Saturday night. Hawaii Pacific moved to 5-7 with the win and while dropping Westminster fell to 5-6.

Westminster turned the ball over 24 times on the day and shot just 30 percent from the field to add to the day’s futility. Junior guard Dan Hohenstein paced the Blue Jays with seven points off the bench while sophomore guard Skylar Tolson added six points of his own.

Westminster didn’t fare much better a couple of nights before, losing to the University of Hawaii-Hilo 77-55 on Thursday night. Freshman guard Joe James added nine points to lead the team in scoring and contributed four rebounds. Senior center Adam Mallette also had nine points, all in the first half.

Westminster plays again tonight when they travel to Jacksonville, Ill., to take on MacMurray in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at 8 p.m.

Hawaii Pacific..............................94

Westminster basketball (M)........73

HONOLULU — Westminster fell to 5-5 on the season with a loss to the host Hawaii Pacific team on Saturday night. The Blue Jays weren’t able to overcome Hawaii Pacific’s 48-37 rebounding advantage.

Junior guard Rachel Backes poured in 23 points for Westminster while sophomore guard Hannah Kloster had a career-night with 21 points. Hawaii Pacific lured the Blue Jays into 29 turnovers.

Westminster fell two days before that 64-48 to the University of Hawaii-Hilo on Thursday. Backes’ had 16 points and freshman guard Leigh Ann Lutz had 11.

The Blue Jays return to the court tonight in an away game against SLIAC conference opponent MacMurray at 6 p.m.

WWU basketball (W)...................80

MIssouri Valley College...............43

COLUMBIA — The Lady Owls rebounded from their first loss of the season on Friday with a resounding victory over MIssouri Valley on Saturday afternoon in the Columbia College Cougars vs. Cancer Classic. Junior forward Justine Gerber went 5-for-8 from the field and 4-for-6 from 3-point range to lead William Woods with 14 points on the night.

Senior forward Rachel Baker added 12 points of her own and junior guard Sarah Eagan had 10 points. Freshman forward Daris King led the team with five rebounds, helping William Woods finish with 51-41 rebounding advantage for the game.

The Lady Owls dropped their first game to No. 3 ranked Campbellsville University 67-59 on Friday. Junior center Miranda Loesch led all scorers with 17 points.

Junior guard Sharron Andrews had 11 points on the day while junior forward Megan Aubuchon had ten points.

William Woods (13-1) hosts American Midwest Conference opponent McKendree University Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

WWU basketball (M)...................61

Kansas Wesleyan.........................54

COLUMBIA — The Owls ran their win streak to four in a row with a win over Kansas Wesleyan in the Columbia College Cougars vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday. William Woods has also.

Junior forward Andrew Miller put in 15 points to lead the team and also pulled down six rebounds. Junior guard Dan Anderson reached double figures with 12 points and freshman guard Jonathon Nutt added 10 points for the Owls.

Miller led the Owls (6-9) the day before in the team’s 68-61 win over Baker University with 24 points.

MIller and Anderson each garnered all-tournament team honors. William Woods opens up AMC play against McKendree University Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

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