Elaine Brinker fueled the North Callaway Ladybirds’ final push. North Callaway’s senior guard supplied nine of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter as the fifth-seeded Ladybirds rallied past No. 2 Southern Boone 42-38 to take third place at the Centralia Tournament on Friday night.
The Bulldogs’ scintillating effort from 3-point range helped continue their perfect start. South Callaway knocked down 13-of-20 from long distance to vault them to an 89-58 Show-Me Conference win over the Wildcats on Friday night.
Freshman forward Alex Walker scored 12 points as the Thunderbirds 51-34 bowed in the seventh-place game of the Mexico Tournament on Saturday morning.
Brandt logs double-double as Fulton improves to 5-0
The Fulton Lady Hornets continued the torrid start to their season. Junior guard NaShayla Brandt led all players with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Lady Hornets dominated the Marshall Lady Owls in a 62-30 win in their North Central Missouri Conference opener on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Senior forward Ashley Kelley's 16-point outing sparked the Lady Wildcats to a 66-20 triumph over the Lady Tigers on Thursday.
The Lady Bulldogs were blitzed by the state-ranked Lady Lions for 20 first-quarter points in a 67-35 loss on Thursday afternoon.
The eighth-seeded Thunderbirds were outgained 22-7 in the first half of a 48-42 consolation bracket loss to the Tigers at the Centralia Tournament on Thursday afternoon.
Fulton seniors Kevin Wallace and Austin Wilson were recently recognized as Class 2 All-State honorable mentions by the Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association.
Lady Owls junior outside hitter Emily Becker was recently slotted as a Tachikara-NAIA honorable mention All-American. Becker is just the third player in William Woods history to earn such an honor.
Blue Jays defender Muhle Dlamini was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III All-Region first team recently.
Bulldogs, Thunderbirds, Hornets pick up MFCA postseason recognition
South Callaway senior slot receiver Cory Hanger recently was named the Class 2 offensive player of the year on the 2014 Missouri Football Coaches Association all-state teams.
CENTRALIA — The fifth-seeded North Callaway Ladybirds’ offensive prospects were dimmed by 31 turnovers in Wednesday night’s 50-24 semifinal loss to the top-seeded Boonville Lady Pirates at the Centralia Tournament.
MOKANE — Senior guard Troy Hentges directed the unbeaten South Callaway Bulldogs with 21 points as they dismantled the Montgomery County Wildcats 89-57 in Tuesday night’s non-conference romp.
The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles shot just 30 percent as a team and were burdened by 34 turnovers in dropping their home opener to the Higbee Tigers 63-32 on Tuesday night.
Fulton off to fast 4-0 start
Coming off Fulton’s championship win at the Montgomery County Invitational Tournament last Saturday night, head coach Ryan Shaw wasn’t especially worried about his Hornets easing up.
The Lady Blue Jays scored just 19 points and shot a dismal 24 percent from the field in the first half of a 66-52 home loss to the Lynx on Monday night.
The Blue Jays slipped to 1-6 on the season and suffered their third straight loss after being overpowered by the visiting Dutch 91-68 in Tuesday night’s non-conference matchup.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team prevailed in 11 of 14 weight classes, five by pin and six by forfeit, to hammer Boonville 66-12 in its North Central Missouri Conference opener Tuesday night.
CENTRALIA — The No. 5 seed North Callaway Ladybirds obtained their first win of the season late Monday night by downing No. 4 Centralia 55-42 in the first round of the Centralia Tournament.
LADDONIA — The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles shot a woeful 33 percent overall and committed 21 turnovers in dropping their season opener to the Community R-6 Trojans' junior varsity 58-26 on Monday night.