HERMANN - "A tough pill to swallow."
That's how North Callaway Ladybirds head coach Matt Miller described losing on a last-second shot from midcourt and it's hard to argue with the sentiment.
Hermann senior guard Karinne Lane sunk a desperation heave from 30 feet away as time expired, shocking the state-ranked Ladybirds as the top-ranked Lady Bearcats escaped with a 59-56 victory Thursday night.
"...That'll rip your heart out," Miller added. "Especially when you compete hard in such a well-played game."
Junior guard Ricky Dawson responded with a game-high 27 points as the Hornets bowed to the Owls in North Cenrtal Missouri Conference play on Wednesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Dawson - coming off a 30-point game in Fulton's 67-58 win over St. Joseph Benton in the US Bank/Rolla High School Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 - connected on 7-of-15 shots Wednesday night.
"He's just being more aggressive offensively and playing to his ability," Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw said. "... He's capable of attacking. ... I think the key for us is to follow his lead and play up to his level."
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BATESVILLE, Ark. - Freshman forward Kennedy Volkart's 16 points led the No. 25 Lady Owls, who fell to the Lady Scots in an American Midwest Conference clash Thursday night.
Volkert's produced came on 6-of-7 shooting as William Woods University suffered its second loss in the last three games.
ST. LOUIS - Sophomore point guard Kasey Gatson totaled 10 points to lead the Lady Blue Jays in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss to the Lady Gorloks on Thursday night.
Westminster College (3-6, 1-3 SLIAC) shot 35 percent (22-for-63) from the field and was outrebounded 27-17 in losing for the third time in its last four games. The Lady Blue Jays trailed 13-11 with less than 5 minutes gone in the first half, before a 27-11 closing run by Webster University left Westminster down 40-22 at halftime.