MOKANE — The No. 7 seed Bulldogs outscored the No. 3 Wildcats by a combined 36-12 in the second and third quarters to prevail in the consolation semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament on Thursday night.
South Callaway (5-9) — which has won three of its last four — was down 17-10 after one quarter, but outscored Montgomery County 15-8 to tie the game at 25-all at halftime. The Bulldogs then outscored the Wildcats 19-4 in the third quarter to build a 46-29 lead.
South Callaway secured the win despite being outscored by Montgomery County 22-12 in the fourth quarter.
Senior guard Treysen Gray tallied 20 points to pace the Bulldogs and senior guard Dylan Paschang was next with 19.
South Callaway will now clash with No. 4 seed New Bloomfield in the fifth-place game, but a time and date has not been determined. With the tournament postponed Friday and Saturday due to the snowstorm, officials will consider makeup options.
New Bloomfield moved on by downing No. 8 seed Calvary Lutheran 67-62 in Thursday's other consolation semifinal. The Bulldogs bowed to the Wildcats in a narrow 65-64 Show-Me Conference loss at New Bloomfield on Dec. 7.