The Hornets opened up their home schedule with a 50-38 win over the North Central Missouri Conference opponent Boonville Pirates on Monday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. The two teams were knotted at 18 going into halftime but the Hornets jumped on the Pirates to outscore them 32-20 in the second half of play.
Fulton had two players in double figures, led by junior forward Corri Hamilton's 20 points and 13 rebounds. Senior forward Meghan Davis had 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for the Hornets, who upped their record to 2-2 and 1-0 NCMC.
"I brought them in at halftime and told them that we needed to pick things up," head coach Jenny Priess said. "I think that really was a wake up call to them."
The junior varsity girls could only play two quarters in order to allow some of the players to play varsity. Boonville prevailed in that contest by a score of 18-5. Junior point guard Kelly Oldani scored all five points for the Hornets in that game. Both will play again when they travel to Marshall in another conference contest. Junior varsity tips off at 6 p.m. and varsity is after that.
Fulton boys basketball (V)...........44
MONTGOMERY CITY - The Hornets fell in their first of three meetings with the rival Mexico Bulldogs on Saturday night in the finals of the Montgomery County tournament. Mexico had a 12-point halftime lead that expanded to as large as 19 at the end of the third quarter. The Hornets (1-1) cut the lead back to eight points midway through the fourth quarter but Mexico never let it get any closer than that.
Senior guard Anthony Porter was the only Fulton player in double figures, as he scored 16 points on the night. Sophomore guard Deon Galbreath came off the bench to score 9 points and grab seven rebounds in his first game of varsity action. Reagan Mudd was the only Mexico player in double figures as he matched Porter's 16 points.
"Our kids played really hard all game but also played really bad in spurts," head coach Marques Baldwin said. "We didn't do the little things that you need to do to beat a team like Mexico but the effort was there."
The Hornets play again tonight at Boonville in NCMC play.
Westminster basketball (M)........61
Elmhurst shot 9-of-13 from 3-point range in the second half to help put away the Blue Jays in non-conference play on Sunday. Westminster held a five point halftime lead over Elmhurst (1-4), which, for the game, shot 12-of-19 from behind the arc.
The Blue Jays (4-3), shot 8-for-21 from that distance and 20-of-46 from the field in general on the day. Westminster senior forward Justin Gilmore led his team with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting. He was one
of three Blue Jays in double figures, with senior forward Justin Vislay scoring 13 points and sophomore guard Skylar Tolson putting in 11 points.
Vislay led the Blue Jays with 29 points in the team's 68-59 victory over St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Spalding University on Saturday. Gilmore was the only other Blue Jays player in double figures with 11 points. Vislay has now hit double figure scoring in all seven games this season.
The Blue Jays host Illinois College this Saturday at 3 p.m.
Westminster basketball (W)........79
Westminster moved to 2-0 in the SLIAC and 4-3 overall with a win over Spalding at home on Saturday. The Lady Blue Jays had three players in double figures. Westminster evened its all-time record to 2-2 against Spalding after holding on to a 44-34 halftime lead.
Junior Liz Klaffenbach posted 17 points for the second straight game, while junior Heather Letourneaw had 14 points and junior Rachel Backes had 11 points. Backes reached double figures for the sixth time in seven games played this season.
Westminster travels to Columbia to take on Stephens College Saturday at 2 p.m.
WWU basketball (M)...................72
GREENVILLE, Ill.,-The Owls fell to Greenville in the finals of the Greenville College Tournament on Saturday. The loss dropped William Woods to 2-9 on the season.
The Owls shot 28-of-68 from the field, good for a mark of 41 percent during the game. Meanwhile, the host team from Greenville scorched the next to the tune of a 58 percent shooting mark, hitting 34-of-59 shots taken. Junior forward Caleb Perry was one of two William Woods players in double figures, racking up 18 points.
Sophomore guard Kelsey Bardell tossed in 11 points and also had a team-high six assists and junior forward Adam Otto pulled down nine rebounds. Bardell and Otto were both instrumental in getting the Owls to the tournament finals by way of a 65-55 win over Lindenwood University-Belleville on Friday evening. Bardell had 13 points and Otto led the team with 10 rebounds.
Sophomore guard Logan Decker in 18 points on the night to lead the Owls. Junior guard Robert Williams scored ten points to round out the double digit producers. Otto and Bardell each were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts.
Hornets wrestling team place eight at Ft. Zumwalt North Tournament
ST. CHARLES - The Hornets scored 217 points to win the Gold pool at the Fort Zumwalt North tournament on Saturday. The tournament was split two five-team pools, with the Hornets taking the top spot in their section.
•103-Freshman Coy Masek (2-2) did not place
•112-Freshman Jared Keiser (2-2) did not place
•125-Sophomore Cody Pae (5-0) first pace
•130-Freshman Tristan Gary (5-0) first place
•135-Junior Zack McCluer (4-1) third place
•140-Senior Josh Curtis (4-1) third place
•145-Sophomore Brian Dennison (3-2) fourth place
•152-Sophomore Drew Benner (5-0) first place
•160-Freshman John Kingsley (2-2) did not place
•171-Senior Ryan Fritz (5-0) first place
•189-Senior Sean Leutkemeyer (5-0) first place
•215-Freshman Paul Books (1-3) did not place
•285-Sophomore Mack Kelley (0-4) did not place
They'll next compete at 6:30 Wednesday against Boonville.
S. Callaway girls basketball (V)...36
RUSSELLVILLE- Freshman guard Taylor Howard had 16 points but the Lady Bulldogs dropped their fourth straight game to start the season on Monday. They'll play again Thursday night, hosting New Haven at 6 p.m.
MSD boys basketball (JV)............33
Freshman guard Nick Jones had 12 points to lead the Eagles and sophomore guard Kjuan Monroe had seven points in the loss, which dropped MSD to 0-4 on the season on Monday night. They'll play again tonight at 7:30 when they play at Higbie.
FMS girls basketball (8)...............40
South Callaway Middle................16
Guard Sloane Totta was the only Hornets player in double figures, scoring 14 points and earning seven steals in Monday's loss. Guard Dacrie Depping had six points and four steals and forward Alanya Lawson added six points of her own for Fulton on Monday night. They take the court again today at 5 p.m. at Marshall.