Senior guard Andraquay Quinnine guided all players with 21 points to go along with 11 rebounds in lifting the No. 25 Williams Woods University Lady Owls to a 56-42 defeat of Williams Baptist College in American Midwest Conference play Tuesday night.
Four Owls finished in double figures and William Woods connected on 50 percent of its free throws in securing an 81-73 American Midwest Conference win over the Park University Pirates on Saturday at Breckon Sports Center.
South Callaway rolls to third straight win
Junior guard Cory Hanger delivered a game-high 19 points and South Callaway rode a sizzling first half to an impressive 77-50 Show-Me Conference victory over St. Elizabeth on Friday night.
Junior guard Elaine Brinker responded with a game-high 15 points and North Callaway took control behind a strong second quarter as the Ladybirds overpowered Southern Boone 53-34 on Monday night. North Callaway was only up 11-9 after one quarter, but gained some separation by outscoring Southern Boone 18-2 in the second quarter to extend its lead to 29-11 at halftime. The Ladybirds also outscored the Lady Eagles 14-13 in the third quarter and carried a 43-24 advantage into the final 8 minutes.
A tough few days at the US Bank/Rolla Holiday Tournament ended on a bright note for the Fulton. Junior guard Ricky Dawson erupted for a game-high 30 points to power the Hornets to a 67-58 victory over the St. Joseph Benton Cardinals in the seventh-place game on Saturday afternoon. Dawson converted 11-of-13 free throw attempts and the Hornets shot 26-for-36 from the line as a team in ending their three-game losing streak.
Fulton gives up lead in fourth quarter, loses fifth in a row
Sloane Totta and NaShayla Brandt registered double-digit scoring performances for Fulton but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Hornets fell to St. Clair 60-56 on Thursday afternoon in the first round of the US Bank/Rolla Invitational tournament at Rolla High School.
JEFFERSON CITY — New Bloomfield closed the game with an 11-4 run to send the Lady Wildcats to a 54-48 triumph over Jamestown on Saturday in the Missouri National Guard Shootout at Jefferson City High School.
North Callaway senior guard Jaida Gray connected for a game-high 18 points, including two 3-pointers, as the Ladybirds humbled Wellsville 62-30 in Eastern Missouri Conference play Thursday night. Senior forward Maddie Sorell also chipped in with 12 points and a team-high six rebounds for North Callaway, which moved to 7-1 on the season and 2-0 in the EMO. Junior guard Elaine Brinker provided nine points and led the Ladybirds with seven assists.
Brandt tallies game-high 19, but Fulton drops NCMC opener to Kirksville 47-45
Fulton sophomore forward NaShayla Brandt had the shot she wanted with the Lady Hornets down two and time expiring. The rim had other plans, though. “It just wasn’t meant to be,” Lady Hornet head coach TJ Quick said. “She barely missed it.” Brandt scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds, but Fulton came up a basket short in a 47-45 loss to the Kirksville Lady Tigers in Thursday night’s North Central Missouri Conference opener at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
ELDON — Eldon’s Chris Hulsey and Josh Jones combined for 51 points and the Mustangs made 35-of-46 free throws in toppling the Fulton Hornets 75-62 on Tuesday night.
The Fulton Lady Hornets never quite got out of the gates. The Eldon Lady Mustangs didn’t have such an issue. Fulton fell behind 20-4 after one quarter and never recovered in being roughed up by Eldon 58-28 on Tuesday night. The Lady Hornets — who have now lost three straight after opening the season 2-0 — went into halftime down 37-13 and trailed 55-21 at the start of the fourth quarter. “Once again, it was a slow start,” Fulton head coach TJ Quick said. “We came out flat and they had 10 points off the bat, and we let outside things bother us. “We have to learn to play our game and not let other things distract us.” Sophomore guard Sloane Totta guided the Lady Hornets with nine points. Sara Rhine led Eldon with a game-high 27 points. Fulton opens North Central Missouri Conference play at home against Kirksville at 6 p.m. Thursday at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. There will not be a junior varsity game. “We just want to come out and play well,” Quick said. “… I don’t care if we win or lose, we just want to get back to playing Hornet basketball and we have between now and Thursday to figure it out.”
Top-seeded North Callaway ramped up the defensive effort on its way to repeating as Centralia Tournament champions. Senior guard Jaida Gray supplied a game-high 27 points and the Ladybirds limited the No. 2 seeded Boonville Lady Pirates to 13 second-half points as North Callaway cruised to a 57-39 win in the Centralia Tournament championship game on Saturday evening.
Eagles guard Nick Jones provided a game-high 19 points to power Missouri School for the Deaf to a 55-36 win over Oklahoma School for the Deaf at the Sunflower Basketball Classic on Saturday morning. Jones handed out five assists and came away with three of the Eagles’ nine team steals on the day.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team stayed unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the North Central Missouri Conference by manhandling the Marshall Owls 53-24 on Thursday night.
Sorell, Brinker pilot North Callaway to 38-33 semifinal win
CENTRALIA — The North Callaway Ladybirds will get their chance to add a second straight title at the Centralia Tournament.
Squad went 11-1, finished as Class 3A runner-up
The Fulton Hornets’ 1971 football team — which finished as the Class 3A state runner-up — will be the lone 2013 inductee into the Fulton High School athletic Wall of Fame on Friday night. The team will be inducted between the Fulton girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball doubleheader against North Central Missouri Conference opponent Marshall, likely around 7:15 p.m. in the high school’s Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Prior to the induction ceremony, the squad will be honored during a reception from 5:30-7 in the hallway in front of the high school library.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team continued its impressive start to the season with another crushing win. Fulton secured pinfall victories in seven weight classes Tuesday night as the Hornets opened North Central Missouri Conference competition by blowing past Boonville 53-21 at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. The Hornets — who were coming off a team title at the Fort Zumwalt North Tournament last Saturday — have rolled in their first three duals, winning by an average score of 55-19.
Four Fulton wrestlers captured individual championships and the Hornets secured the team championship in the gold division of the Ft. Zumwalt North tournament on Saturday. Fulton finished with 232.02 points. easily distancing itself from second place McCluer South Berkeley, which accumulated with 126.03 points. McCluer took third place with 119.04, followed by Warrenton and University City, which totaled 114.05 and 77 points, respectively.
For 16 minutes, the Fulton Lady Hornets played on a par and — at times — exceeded the state-ranked Hermann Lady Bearcats. It’s just those other 16 minutes that got away from the Lady Hornets.
Four South Callaway players and one each from Fulton and North Callaway were named to their respective Missouri Football Coaches Association all-state teams Friday.