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Lady Birds take down rival Lady Bulldogs in foul heavy MMC opener

Lady Birds take down rival Lady Bulldogs in foul heavy MMC opener

December 14th, 2010 in News

Stephanie Backus/FULTON SUN photo: North Callaway sophomore guard Jordan Gray dribbles past South Callaway defender Jenna Boulger in the Lady Birds 55-37 Mid-Missouri Conference victory on Monday night.

The Lady Birds had three players in double figures in Monday night's 55-32 Mid-Missouri Conference victory over the rival Lady Bulldogs. The win improves North Callaway to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in the MMC while keeping South Callaway winless on the year.

North Callaway senior guard Chelsea West led the charge with 15 points, junior guard Jordan Gray had 13 and freshman guard Jaida Gray added 11. South Callaway freshman guard Taylor Howard led the Lady Bulldogs charge with 14 points.

The game was chippy to say the least, with 58 combined fouls between the two teams and 85 free throw attempts. Sotu Callaway shot 16-of-32 from that distance while North Callaway shot 29-of-53.

"It was a win," head coach Jack Peace said. "We played with more intensity than I have seen out of them all year and it wasn't pretty at times."

"Anything that I could criticize tonight is correctable and that's the important thing," Peace added.

South Callaway took the junior varsity game 14-10 in two quarters. Sophomore Jenna Folger led the Lady Bulldogs with six points and freshman Tara Oberlag led the Lady Birds with five points.

North Callaway plays at Wellsville on Thursday at 6 p.m. and South Callaway hosts Harrisburg Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Fulton girls basketball (V)............45

Montgomery County....................32

MONTGOMERY CITY - Junior forward Corri Hamilton led the Lady Hornets with 16 points and ten rebounds to lead Fulton to the victory. Hamilton went 5-for-6 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free throw line in the win. Senior forward Meghan Davis chipped in 12 points as well for the Lady Hornets.

Fulton (4-2) held Montgomery County scoreless in the second quarter and scored double digit points in all but one quarter on the night. The Lady Hornets are now just one win short of their win total from last season, head coach Jenny Preiss' first at the helm. Brandi Reagan of Montgomery County led her team with 12 points.

The Lady Hornets junior varsity eeked out a five point victory over Montgomery County by a score of 27-22. Junior guard Kelly Oldani led the team to its first victory, scoring 12-points.

Fulton travels to North Central Missouri Conference opponent KIrksville for a game on Thursday starting at 6 p.m.

WWU basketball (M)...................64

St. Louis Christian College...........35

ST. LOUIS - The Owls shot 51 percent in Saturday's 29-point victory at St. Louis Christian College. Sophomore guard Logan Decker led all scorers with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc.

In addition to Decker, William Woods (3-9) had three other players in double figures. The Owls got 12 points each from senior forward Vern Watkins and senior guard Dan Anderson and another 10 points from junior guard Robert Williams.

St. Louis Christian College shot 45 percent as a team but gave up 49 and 43 points to William Woods in the first and second halves respectively. The Owls travel to Memphis to play Victory University Thursday at 7 p.m.

Western Illinois...........................60

William Woods basketball (W)....42

MACOMB, Ill.,- The Owls lost in exhibition play to the Division I Western Illinois Leathernecks on Saturday. Senior forward Rachel Baker was the only William Woods player in double figures with a team-high 17 points.

Senior guard Jill Sutton and junior forward Megan Aubuchon each had six rebounds. The Owls (9-0) returned to action on Monday against Lindenwood University Belleville though scores and stats were not available.

Westminster basketball (W)........61

Stephens College.........................52

COLUMBIA - The Lady Blue Jays snapped a two-game losing skid with a nine-point non-conference win on Saturday afternoon. Westminster came back from a four point deficit at halftime and improved to 11-2 all-time against the Stars with the win.

Sophomore guard Kenna Cornelson scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Lady Blue Jays. Junior guard Heather Letourneau filled up the stat sheet quite nicely with eight points, four rebounds and five steals on the day.

Westminster will not play again until December 30, when they travel to Hilo, Hawaii to take on the University of Hawaii-Hilo at 10 p.m.

Illinois College.........................73

Westminster basketball (M)....71

The Blue Jays trailed by 13 points at halftime before falling in a non-conference home game on Saturday afternoon. Westminster tied the game four times in the second half but couldn't quite take the lead from there.

Both teams were tied at 69 with 1:35 left but Illinois College hit one-of-two free throws and knocked down a 3-pointer with 29 seconds to ice the game. The Blue Jays had three players in double figures, led by senior forward Jake Vislay's 20 points on the day.

Sophomore guard Skylar Tolson had 16 points and eight rebounds and freshman Charlie Henderson had 15 points. Illinois College (5-1) made 14-of-16 free throws while the Blue Jays hit 15-of-23 from the stripe. Westminster gets back to the floor on Saturday, taking on Central College of Iowa at home. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.

NCMS basketball (8/B)............39

Montgomery County................20

North Callaway improved to 6-7 on the season with a win over Montgomery County on Saturday. The T-Birds got 16 points from Cole Branson and nine points for Paul Zerr. They took on rival South Callaway in Auxvasse Monday night but stats were not made available.