Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Junior guard Ricky Dawson’s 22-footer at the buzzer fell short as the Fulton Hornets were edged out by the Hannibal Pirates 46-45 in a North Central Missouri Conference matchup Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Dawson accounted for a game-high 29 points as Fulton (5-12, 0-4 NCMC) erased an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter. The Hornets led 19-16 at halftime before Hanniball went in front behind an 11-1 run to start the third quarter.
The Pirates capped off the period by outscoring Fulton 19-6 to take a 35-25 advantage into the fourth quarter.
“(Hannibal) really tried to establish the inside game,” Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw said. “We were flat that quarter; just like the run Helias put on us, we were flat offensively and didn’t execute well.”
Father Tolton 69
North Callaway 57
KINGDOM CITY — Six-foot-six freshman guard Michael Porter delivered a 32-point outburst Tuesday night in directing the Trailblazers to the 12-point win over the Thunderbirds.
The game was tied at 17-all after one quarter and Tolton took a 32-29 edge into halftime. The Trailblazers then outscored the Thunderbirds 17-14 in the third quarter to extend their lead to 49-43, and secured the victory by outscoring North Callaway 20-14 over the final 8 minutes.
Senior forward Brett Metcalf produced a double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Thunderbirds (6-10), followed by senior guard Chance Kee with 12 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Justin Menard contributed 10 points and senior guard Miguel Hudson also grabbed eight rebounds.
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