North Callaway senior forward Brett Metcalf led all players with 16 points in leading the No. T-Birds to a 51-41 win over the No. 4 South Callaway Bulldogs in the first round of the South Callaway Tournament on Monday night.
North Callaway (5-5) will now play the top seed and state-ranked Montgomery County Wildcats on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the semifinals. The Wildcats -ranked No. 5 in the MBCA/MOsports.com Class 3 state poll - throttled the No. 8 Russellville Indians 95-39 in its first round game on Monday.
Senior guard Chris Tilson accounted for a team-high 21 points in the Hornets' North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Boonville Pirates on Saturday afternoon at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Tilson - one of four Fulton players in double figures - was 7-for-11 on field goal attempts, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range while also handing out five assists and picking up two steals.
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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - Senior guard Nick Jones paced the Eagles with 19 points in a loss to Illinois School for the Deaf on Saturday.
Jones finished 8-for-28 from the field for Missouri School for the Deaf (5-4) which got eight points from senior forward Trey Thornton and a team-high 10 rebounds from sophomore guard Joseph Allen.
The Eagles trailed 36-14 at halftime and 53-23 after three quarters before shutting out Illinois 12-0 in the final period. Jordan Manges and Yolandi Johnson each scored 17 points to lead Illinois.
MSD plays against the North Callaway junior varsity team on the road at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.
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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - Avalon Saxton led the Lady Eagles with 12 points in their loss to Illinois School for the Deaf on Saturday. She was followed by Joyla Ingram, who chipped in nine points of her own.
Missouri School for the Deaf will play the North Callaway junior varsity team on the road at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Hornets go 4-1 at Ste. Genevieve Duals
STE. GENEVIEVE - Fulton suffered its first dual loss of the season, but picked up four more at the Ste. Genevieve Duals on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets (13-1) topped Dexter 52-15, mauled McCluer North 57-12, beat St. Clair 60-18, breezed by St. James 62-6 and were edged out by Ste. Genevieve 21-16.