The Fulton Hornets didn't lose to the Battle Spartans in the final minutes or last few plays, according to head coach Ryan Shaw.
Fulton undermined itself with an uninspired first half and a second-half rally came up short as the Hornets fell to Battle 63-60 on Tuesday night.
Fulton (5-10) trailed 35-23 at the start of the third quarter and would fall behind by 15 points early in the period. Shaw put the Hornets in a zone defense to start the second half and decided to run junior guard Ricky Dawson along the baseline to open up opportunities for the rest of the offense.
Missouri School for Deaf 42
Central Missouri Homeschool 38
Senior guard Nick Jones tallied a team-high 18 points as the host Eagles fended off the Saints on Tuesday night.
Senior forward Trey Thornton also supplied 14 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds for MSD (7-4).
"We don't have a lot of shooters, so we've worked primarily on defense this season," Eagles head coach Dick Keller said. "I thought we gave (Central Missouri) a tough time; we worked on our speed and keeping our hands back."
New Bloomfield 47
WESTPHALIA - The Lady Wildcats were unable to overcome a 30-point performance by Fatima's Morgan Brandt in a 72-47 Show-Me Conference loss to the Lady Comets on Tuesday night.
New Bloomfield was down 17-9 after one quarter and trailed 32-22 at halftime. Fatima outscored the Lady Wildcats 12-7 in the third quarter to extend its advantage to 44-29, then turned the game into a romp by outscoring New Bloomfield 28-18 in the fourth quarter.
Junior forward Ashley Kelley directed the Lady Wildcats (7-7, 1-2 SMC) with 14 points. Junior guard Mykaela Bonnett followed with nine points and junior center Zoe Welschmeyer added eight.
North Callaway (JV) 26
HALLSVILLE - Sophomore guard Manzell Payne's 11 points led the Thunderbirds in a loss to the Hallsville Indians on Tuesday night.
Hallsville (6-4) received a game high 17 points from Justin Hendren.
North Callaway (JV) 15
HALLSVILLE - The Ladybirds fell to the Lady Indians on Tuesday night.
Sophomore forward Taylor Wiseman paced North Callaway (3-8) with five points. Brooke Alley countered with a game-high 12 points for Hallsville (6-5).