Callaway Preps

T-Birds take down Wildcats with late run

— North Callaway senior forward Brett Metcalf broke out for a career-high 35 points and the Thunderbirds used a critical 12-0 run down the stretch to topple Montgomery County in a 75-65 EMO win Tuesday night.

North Callaway trailed by two points with about 6 minutes, 30 seconds left in the game when it produced the pivotal run over the next 3 minutes to go up by 10. The game was tied at 39-all at halftime and Montgomery County took a 53-51 edge into the fourth quarter, before the Thunderbirds outscored the Wildcats 24-12 to claim the victory.

North Callaway committed only 12 turnovers, after piling up 25 in an 83-68 loss to Montgomery County on Jan. 16 in the semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

New Bloomfield 68

Chamois 48

CHAMOIS — The Wildcats blanked the Pirates 12-0 in the second quarter in coasting to their first Show-Me Conference win of the season Tuesday night.

The two teams were tied at 17-all after one quarter before New Bloomfield head coach Tim Gilmore challenged his defense after he felt the Wildcats gave up too many points in the opening period.

“That was the biggest thing,” Gilmore said. “I challenged my kids in the second quarter to see what they could limit (Chamois) to.

“They were challenging shots and that really set the tone for the night.”

New Bloomfield (5-12, 1-3 SMC) carried a 29-17 lead into the break and maintained a 49-35 lead after three quarters.

Girls’ basketball

Chamois 29

New Bloomfield 26

CHAMOIS — The Lady Wildcats shot a dismal 29 percent in a Show-Me Conference loss to the Lady Pirates on Tuesday night.

New Bloomfield (9-10, 2-3 SMC) was solid on the defensive end for most of the contest. The Lady Wildcats outscored Chamois 12-7 in the first half and held them just two points shy of their single-game season low.

“I thought we played really well defensively, but we have to be able to score more than 26 points in a ballgame,” New Bloomfield head coach Brett Craighead said.

The Lady Pirates (10-9, 2-1) turned the tables in the second half by outscoring the Lady Wildcats 22-14. Chamois grabbed the lead late in the game and padded it with a 9-of-18 performance from the free-throw line.

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