Sophomore guard Sloane Totta scored 15 of her game-high 29 points in the third quarter as Fulton outlasted the Hannibal Lady Pirates 62-57 in North Central Missouri Conference play on Monday night.
The Lady Hornets (5-11, 2-2) led 16-10 after the first quarter, but Hannibal outpaced them 19-9 in the second frame to Fulton into halftime down 29-25.
"The effort, you could tell we were fighting," Fulton head coach TJ Quick said. "...Earlier in the season, we would have gotten down and shut down, but we fought through it."
New Bloomfield 40
STURGEON - Senior guard Bethany Craighead logged a game-high 16 points - including 12-of-17 free throws - to lead the fifth-seeded Lady Wildcats to a win over the No. 4 Community R-6 Lady Trojans in the first round of the 30th annual Sturgeon Invitational on Monday night.
New Bloomfield (9-7) had a slight 18-13 lead at the break but lengthened that lead to 31-24 after three quarters thanks to a 13-9 spurt in the third. That lead shrunk down to as small as 33-32 in the fourth as The Lady Wildcats had to work around a sprained ankle junior guard Mykaela Bonnett and the foul trouble of junior center Zoe Welschmeyer, the latter of which resulted in key minutes for junior center Brooke Kelley.
Kelley - still working herself back in from an early-season concussion - scored eight points off the bench.
Blair Oaks 61
North Callaway 41
KINGDOM CITY - The Ladybirds committed 21 turnovers and were outscored 21-7 in the third quarter of their loss to the Blair Oaks Lady Falcons on Monday night.
After entering the second quarter tied at 14, the Lady Falcons outpaced North Callaway to take a 29-21 lead into intermission.
"We started off the game well, but in the second half, we just couldn't put the ball in the basket and had too many turnovers," Ladybird head coach Matt Miller said.
South Callaway 53
CHAMOIS - Senior guard Garner Rudroff tallied a game-high 11 points as the Bulldogs featured 10 different scorers in a Show-Me Conference crushing of the Chamois Pirates on Saturday afternoon.
South Callaway (12-3, 5-0) jumped on the Pirates early to the tune of a 19-6 showing in the first quarter. Each team registered 10 points in the second quarter as the Bulldogs took a 29-16 edge into halftime.
South Callaway - winners of five straight and nine of its last 10 - stretched that margin considerably in the second half as they outscored Chamois 26-12. Junior guard Terry Miles logged eight points while junior guards Cory Hanger and Troy Hentges each chipped in seven.
Oklahoma School for the Deaf 44
SULPHUR, Okla. - Missouri School for the Deaf senior guard Nick Jones led all players with 33 points in a losing effort to Oklahoma School for the Deaf on Saturday.
The Eagles (8-6) had an 18-15 edge at halftime before a 18-12 burst by OSD in the third quarter made it 33-30 at the start of the final period. MSD was doubled up on the scoreboard 18-9 in the fourth to account for the final outcome.
Junior forward Benson Goodwinn and sophomore forward Terrell Owens were the only other Eagle scorers with four and two points, respectively.