The sizzling South Callaway Bulldogs put themselves in position to play for a title.
Fourth-seeded South Callaway advanced to the championship of the 30th-annual Sturgeon Invitational Tournament by toppling host and top-seeded Sturgeon in an 82-74 semifinal victory Thursday night.
The game was tied 20-20 after one quarter and South Callaway - which has won seven straight and 11 of its last 12 - owned slight leads of 42-41 at halftime and 60-59 going into the fourth quarter. South Callaway opened up a 74-64 advantage with 2 minutes, 47 seconds to play.
Three Hornets receive
academic all-state honors
Fulton seniors Tanner Eliuk, Dalton Horstmeier and Joe Schlemeier were named to the academic all-state team by the Missouri Football Coaches Association on Wednesday.
To qualify, scholar-athletes must score a 25 or higher on the ACT, have a non-weighted grade-point average of 3.5 or higher and be in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.
Fulton (JV) 40
The Lady Hornets slipped to 1-4 on the season after Thursday night's five-point loss to the Lady Spartans at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Junior guard Laurel Royer paced Fulton with 14 points, while freshman forward Gentry Totta recorded a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds. Sophomore center Crystal Tilson also collected nine rebounds and freshman guard Kenzie Archer came up with eight steals.
Columbia College 95
William Woods 56
COLUMBIA - The Lady Owls shot just 25 percent as a team and equaled a season-low output in their American Midwest Conference loss to the No. 15 Lady Cougars on Thursday night.
William Woods University - which has lost two in a row - fell behind 16-0 to start the game and trailed 45-25 at halftime. The Lady Owls (13-7, 6-6 AMC) shot just 19 percent (7-of-36) in the first 20 minutes.
Columbia would stretch its lead to as many as 38 points late in the game as they finished off the season sweep of the Lady Owls.