Iberia’s late binge takes down Bulldogs

Iberia scored eight unanswered points during a 30-second span late in the fourth quarter last Friday night and rallied to edge the South Callaway Bulldogs 67-65.

South Callaway owned a 10-point lead with 4 minutes to play when Iberia responded with its quick outburst. The loss was the second in a row for the Bulldogs, who slipped to 3-6 on the season.

South Callaway trailed by as many as 18 points in the first half before going into halftime down 34-25. The Bulldogs then outscored the Rangers 21-10 in the third quarter to take a 46-44 lead.

Senior guard Bryan Lechner delivered 22 points to guide three players in double figures for South Callaway. Senior guard Will Brandt added 20 points and senior forward Jacob Wolfe contributed 11.

Both Brandt and Wolfe fouled out with about 3 minutes left in the game.

“We are looking to make some changes to the way we are doing things and hopefully the boys will respond for the second half of the season,” Bulldogs head coach Tony Brandt said.

Darrian Dickey — who made 10-of-14 free throws — paced Iberia with 22 points and Wyatt Bond had 11.

The Bulldogs, drawing the No. 5 seed, were scheduled to face No. 4 New Bloomfield in the first round of the South Callaway Tournament on Monday night, but all tournament games were postponed because of snow.

The Bulldogs will be looking to avenge a last-second, 62-61 loss to the Wildcats at New Bloomfield on Dec. 10.

“I know our kids will be excited to replay this game, and hopefully will come out with a lot of energy,” Tony Brandt said.

Moberly..............................................48

Fulton basketball (9th/B)....................21

MOBERLY — Xavier Hamilton scored nine points and Kegan Lee chipped in with eight in the Hornets’ loss to the Spartans last Friday night.

Fulton travels to Warrenton at 5 p.m. Thursday.

FMS basketball (8th/G).......................28

Moberly..............................................15

MOBERLY — The Lady Hornets opened up a 19-7 halftime lead in toppling the host Lady Spartans in the championship of the Moberly Tournament last Friday night.

Sloane Totta responded with a team-high nine points for Fulton Middle School (8-3), which held Moberly scoreless in the first quarter. DeaAJahnae Mitchell and Rachel Guse supplied five points apiece, while Deaudrena Vaughn scored four.

NaShayla Brandt also had seven rebounds and four steals for the Lady Hornets, who play West Junior at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, in the first round of the Centralia Tournament.

FMS basketball (8th/B).......................58

Hannibal.............................................38

MOBERLY — D’Angelo Walker and Sam Christensen came through with 13 and 12 points, respectively, to help spur the Hornets to the third-place victory at the Moberly Tournament on Saturday.

Christensen also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds, while Kalin Mitchell, Ricky Dawson and Devin Gibson each handed out three assists.

Fulton Middle School (5-6) hosts School of the Osage at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

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