CALIFORNIA, Mo. — The Fulton Lady Hornets had another rough outing against the Boonville Lady Pirates.
Fulton committed 36 turnovers and shot just 28 percent (9-of-32) as a team during its third loss of the season to North Central Missouri Conference foe Boonville on Tuesday at the 23rd-annual California Tournament.
"Boonville's a great team. They have that trap defense down and we kept playing into their hands," Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick said. "We kept dribbling into the corner, picked the ball up, put the ball above our head and tried to do something with it, and we can't do that.
"There were spurts where we dribbled to the middle and passed, and that's something we have to focus on and move forward."
The Lady Hornets (1-9) — who lost to the Lady Pirates 74-17 in Fulton on Jan. 5 — trailed 12-6 after the first quarter and faced a 30-14 halftime deficit. Boonville (10-1) dominated the third quarter by outscoring Fulton 28-3 to extend their advantage to 58-17.
Senior guard Dionne Vaughn led the Lady Hornets with 10 points.
Junior guard Camryn Monteer paced the Lady Pirates — who shot 52 percent (27-of-52) from the field — with a game-high 19 points. Senior guard Brynn Edwards and sophomore center Jamie Lemmons tallied 12 points apiece.
Fulton will play in the fifth-place game at 4:45 p.m. Thursday in the middle school gym. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved up due to the possibility of bad weather.