All it took for the Fulton Lady Hornets was to become fully engaged.
Fulton overcame a six-point halftime deficit by outscoring Moberly 17-5 in the third quarter, fueling the Lady Hornets to a 51-40 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Lady Spartans on Friday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The victory was the second straight for Fulton (6-11, 3-2 NCMC), which outscored Moberly 29-12 in the second half. The Lady Hornets were down 28-22 at the break, but found their rhythm on offense in the third quarter by showing more assertiveness and carried a 39-33 advantage into the final 8 minutes.
New Bloomfield's third-place game
postponed at Sturgeon Tournament
The No. 5 seed Lady Wildcats' third-place game against No. 3 Salisbury at the Sturgeon Invitational Tournament was postponed Friday night and again Saturday because of the weather.
The contest has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. New Bloomfield (9-8) lost to state-ranked and top-seeded New Franklin 42-25 in the semifinals last Wednesday night.
Community R-6 50
South Callaway 40
STURGEON - The sixth-seeded Lady Bulldogs bowed to the No. 4 Lady Trojans in the fifth-place game of the 30th-annual Sturgeon Invitational Tournament on Friday night.
Further details were not available at press time.
New Haven 29
North Callaway (JV) 17
NEW HAVEN - Sophomore forward Kaylee VanBoening scored a team-high four points for the Ladybirds (4-9) in Thursday night's loss to the Lady Shamrocks.
North Callaway (1-1) dropped the freshman contest 21-18. Center Samantha Schaefer finished with a team-high 10 points.
South Callaway's title game
pushed back at Sturgeon
The fourth-seeded Bulldogs' championship showdown against No. 2 Salisbury at the 30th-annual Sturgeon Invitational Tournament was postponed Saturday due to the weather and will be made up at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
South Callaway is coming off an 82-74 triumph over top-seeded Sturgeon in Thursday night's semifinals. The sizzling Bulldogs (14-3) have now won seven in a row and 11 of their last 12.
"This was one of the most exciting games we have played here in the past four years," South Callaway head coach Tony Brandt said. "There were several lead changes and both teams shot the ball extremely well.
"I was most proud of the fact that we were able to sustain some runs that Sturgeon made and were able to maintain composure and continue to play hard."
Fulton Soccer Club schedules
indoor play at Fulton Middle School
The Fulton Soccer Club will be hosting indoor pick-up soccer for middle school-aged boys and girls (grades 6-8) starting Monday night at Fulton Middle School.
Columbia College 81
William Woods 59
COLUMBIA - The Owls were outscored 42-18 in the paint and couldn't battle their way back from a 21-point halftime deficit in Thursday night's AMC loss to the sixth-ranked Cougars.
William Woods University never led in the game and trailed 41-20 at the break. The Owls were more competitive in the second half and were only outscored 40-39, but were unable to avoid their second straight loss in dropping to 6-15 on the season and 4-7 in the American Midwest Conference.
"We played better in the second half, but missed some open looks," William Woods head coach Nick Totta said. "In my mind, we lost the game in the first half with poor offensive execution."