Lady Hornets fall to Helias, end season in district semifinals
Head coach TJ Quick feels like her Fulton Lady Hornets gave one away. No. 5 seed Fulton got outscored by top-seeded Helias Lady Crusaders 31-19 in the second half, ending their season with a 43-36 loss in the Class 4, District 8 semifinals on Thursday afternoon.
The William Woods University Lady Owls will get a third chance to try and take down Freed-Hardeman. No. 4 seed William Woods outscored No. 5 Park 8-0 over the final 53 seconds Wednesday night as the Lady Owls pulled out a 71-63 victory in a quarterfinal game of the American Midwest Conference postseason tournament at Anderson Arena. With the win, William Woods (22-9) moves on to a semifinal matchup at top-seeded and No. 2-ranked Freed-Hardeman University at 7 p.m. Friday in Henderson, Tenn. The Lady Lions (30-1) advanced with an 86-55 rout of No. 8 seed Missouri Baptist University in quarterfinal play Wednesday night.
New Bloomfield wears down in fourth quarter as state-ranked Lady Bulldogs take control
New Bloomfield head coach Brett Craighead didn’t feel like his team let the New Franklin Lady Bulldogs hang around. In fact, Craighead couldn’t think of much else his Lady Wildcats could have done except to shoot the ball just a bit better. “I think we did all we could,” Craighead said. “I thought we played really well the first half, we didn’t shoot the ball well the whole game, but we played hard — and the third and fourth quarter we went absolutely cold.” New Bloomfield was knotted in a 24-all tie with No. 5 New Franklin, but faded in the final quarter as it fell to the Lady Bulldogs 46-39 in Class 2 sectional play Wednesday night at Jefferson City High School’s Fleming Fieldhouse.
Lady Hornets surge past Marshall, advance to District 8 semifinals
Fulton Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick said her team would need to be focused from the moment it arrived if it wanted to extend the season. The Lady Hornets did just that. Sophomore guard Sloane Totta scored 18 of her game-high 25 points in the second half as fifth-seeded Fulton topped No. 4 Marshall 47-32 in the first round of the Class 4, District 8 Tournament on Tuesday night.
Lost to state-ranked Lady Bulldogs in Sturgeon semifinals
Low expecations from the outside are breeding low pressure on the inside for the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats. That’s a welcome sight for head coach Brett Craighead. “I think it’s kind of loosened them up and they’ve been really determined the last week or so,” Brett Craighead said during practice Tuesday afternoon at the high school. New Bloomfield (15-11) — the team nobody thought would be here — now has to take down a team many picked to be at this point in the fifth-ranked New Franklin Lady Bulldogs (26-1) in a Class 2 sectional at 6 tonight at Jefferson City High School. The winner moves on to face either Clopton or Knox County in a state quarterfinal at noon Saturday at Moberly Area Community College.
Lady Owls can't finish rally in AMC loss to No. 2 Freed-Hardeman
HENDERSON, Tenn. — William Woods University answered second-ranked Freed-Hardeman University with a carbon-copy second half, erasing a 20-point deficit, but the Lady Owls couldn’t complete the remarkable rally.
The Fulton Hornets and Lady Hornets’ first-round games at the Class 4, District 8 basketball tournament in Kirksville were postponed Monday night and moved back a day because of weather conditions.
Will play state-ranked New Franklin in Class 2 sectional Wednesday night
RUSSELLVILLE — New Bloomfield head coach Brett Craighead wasn’t too happy as his Lady Wildcats went into halftime.
North Callaway's third loss to Lady Bearcats comes in District 6 championship
HERMANN — The North Callaway Ladybirds still couldn’t alter the outcome in their favor against the Hermann Lady Bearcats.
Bulldogs battle Montgomery Co. for District 6 title
For the South Callaway Bulldogs, it was their most meaningful basketball game in almost 20 years.
Lady Blue Jays' comeback falls short in semifinal loss at SLIAC tournament
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays’ furious second-half comeback simply ran short on time.
Lady Hornets fall in regular-season finale
Sophomore guard Sloane Totta paced Fulton with a game-high 16 points as the Lady Hornets fell to rival Mexico 48-34 in Thursday night’s regular-season finale at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Ladybirds get another chance at Hermann, will battle for District 6 title
HERMANN — The North Callaway Ladybirds will get their third shot to break through against the Hermann Lady Bearcats, this time in the most important game of the season.
T-Birds’ season ends with a 57-39 district loss to Winfield
The fourth-seeded Thunderbirds logged just three second-quarter points in their season-ending 57-39 loss to No. 5 Winfield in the first round of the Class 3, District 6 touranment on Tuesday night.
Ladybirds top Wildcats 53-24 in District 6 opener
Junior guard Elaine Brinker led second-seeded North Callaway with 13 points in the Ladybirds’ 53-24 victory over No. 7 Wright City in the first round of the Class 3, District 6 tournament on Monday evening. North Callaway (20-6) will play either No. 3 Christian or No. 6 Montgomery County in semifinal play at 7:30 Wednesday.
Fulton sophomore has desire to be a ‘three-timer’ after winning first championship at 113 pounds
Josh McClure is bound and determined not to be a one-and-done. Fulton’s 113-pound sophomore was already setting his sights on loftier objectives after acquiring his first state wrestling title with a 6-0 decision over Nevada sophomore Dayton Miller at 113 pounds in Class 2 late Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Lady Owls drop first two games at Alabama Artic Blast
The Lady Owls fell to No. 9 Bellhaven 3-1 in their second game at Alabama Artic Blast on Friday. William Woods scored its lone run against Montgomery in the bottom of the seventh inning and already trailing 3-0. Junior catcher Grace Fritz singled in sophomore shortstop Shelby LeCuru, but it would be all the Lady Owls could do.
Ladybirds thump Van-Far 56-20 for share of EMO title
Senior guard Jaida Gray led all players with 19 points as North Callaway locked up a share of the Eastern Missouri Conference title with a 56-20 bashing of Van-Far to close out its regular season on Friday night. They’re conference co-champions along with the Clopton Lady Hawks. “It feels really good,” Ladybirds head coach Matt Miller said. “I’m proud of the team, it was one of our goals we set forth at the beginning of the year. “I’m proud of the team and proud of the seniors.”
For three quarters, the South Callaway Bulldogs traded body blows with the state-ranked Eugene Eagles as a Show-Me Conference championship hung in the balance. But as the fourth quarter unfolded, the Bulldogs ran out of punches and the Eagles came in and landed a couple of knockout swings to capture the league crown. South Callaway was outscored 27-12 in the final eight minutes in bowing to the Eagles 59-42 in Friday night’s regular-season finale.
Fulton sophomore blanks Nevada’s Miller 6-0 at 113 pounds, Benner wrestled for state crown at 182 pounds later Saturday night
Josh McClure exhaled as he made the pronouncement, having just punctuated his perfect season in perfect style. Fulton’s 113-pound sophomore topped off a rare undefeated season at 34-0 by capturing his first state title at 113 pounds with a 6-0 decision over Nevada sophomore Dayton Miller late Saturday afternoon in the Class 2 championships at Mizzou Arena.