Callaway Preps

Bulldogs top state-ranked Salisbury for Sturgeon title

South Callaway’s ninth-straight win came with a tournament title.

Junior guards Corey Hanger and Troy Hentges both tallied a team-high 17 points in the fourth-seeded Bulldogs’ 62-57 win over the No. 2 Salisbury Panthers in the championship game of the 30th-annual Sturgeon Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

The tournament title game was postponed by one week due to inclimate weather and is the South Callaway’s first tournament-title victory since winning the 2002 South Callaway Tournament. The Bulldogs (16-3) knocked off the Panthers — last year’s Class 2 state champion — for their 13th win in their last 14 contests.

Harrisburg 54

North Callaway 49

ASHLAND — Senior guard Chance Kee posted a team-high 18 points as the No. 7 seed Thunderbirds fell to the top-seeded and state-ranked Harrisburg Bulldogs in the third-place game of the 2014 Southern Boone Classic on Saturday afternoon.

North Callaway (7-12) led 27-24 at intermission before the Bulldogs — ranked No. 8 in Class 2 — outgained the T-Birds 30-22 after halftime. North Callaway upended No. 2 California 60-56 in first round play before falling to third-seeded and eventual tournament champion Father Tolton 63-44 in Friday night’s semifinal.

“Again, we gave ourselves a chance to win against a real good ball club,” T-Bird head coach Tim Turlington said. “It’s not very often a team gets to play the top three seeds in the tournament.”

Senior forward Brett Metcalf scored seven points and grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, senior guard Justin Menard dished out five assists and junior guard Brandon Hagedorn totaled five steals.

Girls’ basketball

North Callaway 54

Montgomery County 27

KINGDOM CITY —Junior guard Elaine Brinker scored a game-high 13 points while handing out four assists as the Ladybirds cruised to an Eastern Missouri Conference victory over the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats on Monday night.

North Callaway (15-5, 5-0) came out the strong to the tune of 16 first-quarter points and added 11 more in the second frame to take a 27-15 advantage into halftime.

Brinker added six steals and a team-leading five rebounds. Senior forward Tara Oberlag had 12 points while senior guard Jaida Gray scored 10.

Montgomery County (5-15, 3-3) was led by nine points from Anna Ash.

“A lot of players got a lot of playing time and we had a good effort on the defensive end,” Ladybirds head coach Matt Miller said. “And it’s always good when you hold a team under 30 points.”

Marshall 44

Fulton 37

MARSHALL — Sophomore guard Rachel Guse’ logged a game-high 13 points in the Lady Hornets Norht Central Missouri Conference loss to the Marshall Lady Owls on Monday night.

“We just didn’t show up to play,” Fulton head coach TJ Quick said. “It was obvious from the opening tip we weren’t ready.”

The Lady Hornets (6-13, 3-4) trailed 13-10 after one quarter, but were outgained 13-4 in a second quarter that saw them fail to turn the ball over seven straight times with out attempting a field goal.

South Callaway 61

Belle 56

MOKANE — Senior guard Taylor Howard poured in a game-high 28 points in pusing the Lady Bulldogs past Belle on Saturday afternoon.

Junior guard Hannah Oberdiek added in 16 points for South Callaway (8-8).

Salisbury 37

New Bloomfield 31

STURGEON — The fifth-seeded Lady Wildcats couldn’t rebound from their scoreless first quarter in a loss to the No. 3 Salisbury Lady Panthers in the third-place game of the 30th-annual Sturgeon Invitational on Saturday.

New Bloomfield (9-9) was blanked 10-0 in the first quarter then outscored Salisbury 10-8 in the second quarter to trail 18-10 at halftime.

“After the first quarter, we beat them,” Lady Wildcats head coach Brett Craighead said.

Senior guard Bethany Craighead led New Bloomfield with 10 points while junior forward Ashley Kelly added nine as the Lady Wildcats ended the game shooting 26 percent from the field.

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