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Bulldogs hammer Hermann, push winning streak to seven

The South Callaway Bulldogs baseball team continues to punish the ball, as well as its opponents. Senior starter Smith Kemper, senior right fielder Gordon Arthaud and junior left fielder Mason Shoemaker combined for eight hits and nine runs batted in as South Callaway stretched its winning streak to seven games with a 15-0 blitz of non-conference foe Hermann on Tuesday night.

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No. 21 Lady Owls sweep Lyon, clinch AMC regular season crown

William Woods has guaranteed itself a spot in the NAIA National Tournament. The 21st-ranked Lady Owls swept the Lyon (Ark.) Lady Scots by scores of 8-2 and 2-0, respectively on Saturday to secure the program’s first American Midwest Conference regular season championship since 2009.

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Hornets flattened by Fatima, drop fourth in a row

Fulton gave up 11 runs in the fourth inning — including seven with two outs — in falling to the Fatima Comets 14-3 in five innings on Monday.

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Owls sweep Mid-Continent, extend win streak to five

The Owls scored all their runs in the first three innings as the downed the Cougars 7-2 to secure a doubleheader and series sweep on Saturday. William Woods (32-9, 17-7 American Midwest Conference) prevailed 17-3 in the the day’s first game 17-3 while triumphing in the series opener 7-2 on Friday as its now won five game in a row.

Slow start shackles Hornets in NCMC loss to Moberly

If there’s one thing Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek is still trying to figure out with his team, it’s what causes its slow starts. With Fulton now three games into a losing skid — a streak that was preceded by six consecutive wins — Masek would like to figure out what the problem is now more than ever. “We just have to play baseball from the first inning to the last inning,” Masek said. “We’ve struggled this year getting off to real good starts; I don’t know why.”

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Blue Jays fluster Fontbonne in SLIAC win

Sophomore designated hitter Ryan Loethen singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and the Westminster College Blue Jays went on to a 7-2 SLIAC victory over the Fontbonne University Griffins on Tuesday afternoon. The win was the fourth straight for Westminster, which is now 15-8 on the season and 9-6 in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Hornets suffer 5-4 NCMC loss after Boonville scores late run

Boonville center fielder Jacob Francis singled home what proved to be the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, lifting the Pirates to a 5-4 NCMC win over the Hornets on Tuesday night. The Hornets (8-4, 4-3 North Central Missouri Conference) — who fell to Boonville 7-4 in Fulton on March 26 — suffered their second straight loss after winning six in a row.

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Owls split AMC doubleheader with No. 3 Missouri Baptist

William Woods committed five errors and allowed five unearned runs in dropping the nightcap of an American Midwest Conference doubleheader against the No. 3 Spartans on Saturday at Backer Sports Complex. The Owls (27-9, 14-7) dropped the second game 10-3, but rallied to topple Missouri Baptist 8-6 in the day’s first game.

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Bulldogs bump off T-Birds for Montgomery County title

South Callaway junior center fielder Cory Hanger led off the game with a home run and the Bulldogs set the tone with a four-run top of the first inning in cruising to a 12-2, six-inning win over North Callaway in the Montgomery County Tournament championship game on Saturday evening. “When you score early, it’s a lot easier to play loose,” Bulldogs head coach Heath Lepper. “We’re finally starting to play well together. … The players are starting to figure out what their roles are individually and they’re having fun.”

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Owls benefit from balk to clip No. 3 Mo. Baptist

Junior right fielder Nick Spagnola scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a balk with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as the William Woods University Owls tripped third-ranked Missouri Baptist University in a 4-3 AMC victory Friday night. The two teams finished up their series with a doubleheader Saturday at Backer Sports Complex. Results were not available at press time. William Woods (26-8, 14-6 American Midwest Conference) fashioned its win Friday night after Missouri Baptist tied the game with three runs in the top of the seventh. Senior left fielder Zach Nicols started the Owls’ half of the inning with a single and was replaced by senior pinch-runner Damon Adrian.

Hornets blank Bulldogs for sixth straight win

Horstmeier throws third consecutive shutout

Fulton Hornets head coach Darren Masek had a feeling his team might be in for a low-scoring game against the rival Mexico Bulldogs. Not only was Masek proven correct, his Hornets came up with just enough offense to make the difference.

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Gaines wins 3,200, Hornets take second at Bowling Green meet

Junior Grant Gaines provided Fulton with its only victory by prevailing in the 3,200 meters, but it was enough to help spur the Hornets to a second-place team finish at the Bowling Green Mini Medal meet Tuesday. In the girls’ division, seniors Hayley Tobias and Madison Washington, and sophomore Madi Tobias each won events as Fulton came in third overall. Gaines triumphed in the 3,200 in 10 minutes, 57 seconds. He was part of Fulton’s 3,200 relay — along with freshman Tanner Steffen, sophomore Luke Lohmeyer and junior Ian Shoemaker — that took third in 9:51.

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Echelmeier, Hornets top Marshall 6-3

Fulton senior pitcher Tyler Echelmeier kept his team in the game with his arm, then used his bat to assure his team its fifth-straight victory. Echelmeier drove in the game-winning run in the fifth inning as the Hornets topped the Marshall Owls 6-3 in North Central Missouri Conference play on Monday night at the high school athletic complex.

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Blue Jays' offense erupts in SLIAC wins over Eureka

EUREKA, Ill. — The Westminster offense kicked it into high gear and closed out its St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference series against the Red Devils in style. The Blue Jays pounded out 15 hits as they blasted Eureka 15-2 in seven innings to close out the conference set on Sunday. Westminster (11-6, 5-4) split a doubleheader with the Red Devils on Saturday, prevailing in the nightcap 16-5 while dropping the opening game 4-3.

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Lady Owls move win streak to eight games

The dominance of the William Woods University Lady Owls pitching staff continued, even if its scoreless stretch was stopped. Senior MacKenzie Bowden threw a perfect game in sparking William Woods to a 12-0, five-inning blitz of Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) University in the opener of Saturday’s American Midwest Conference doubleheader at Backer Sports Complex. Bowden (14-7) struck out 12 on 71 pitches in her outing as she remained a perfect 5-0 in AMC starts with a 0.00 earned-run average

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T-Birds whip Wellsville 12-2 in EMO opener

Freshman right fielder Wyatt Branson was a perfect 2-for-2 with five driven in as North Callaway pulled away from Wellsville Tigers 12-2 in five innings to take its Eastern Missouri Conference opener on Tuesday. Thunderbirds senior starter Tanner Murphy allowed two runs on three of the Tigers’ four total hits in the top of the first inning. North Callaway (2-1, 0-1) saw its first two batters retired in the bottom of the inning before senior shorstop Chance Kee and junior center fielder Brandon Hagedorn strung together back-to-back singles. Branson drove both them in with a two-run single to tie the game at 2-all. Branson scored when junior catcher Michael Early reached base on an error at third base and junior first baseman Paul Zerr tallied the final North Callaway run of the frame on a single by junior third baseman Trevor Crisp.

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Owls offense keys league win over Park

The Owls pounded out 15 hits as a team in easily dispatching the Pirates 12-4 in American Midwest Conference play at home on Tuesday afternoon. Park logged one run in the top of the first off of William Woods senior starter Bubba Bradshaw, but the Owls erased that deficit three at-bats into their half of the first. Senior shortstop Sam Moon was hit by a pitch to lead off the game then moved to second when junior center fielder Cody Stewart reached base via a bunt single. Moon and Stewart scored on a triple to center field by senior first baseman Matt Thomas to go on top by a run. Thomas would score on redshirt junior designated hitter Dustin Kremer’s two-out single to right to make it a 3-1 Owls’ advantage.

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Lady Blue Jays drop 2-of-3 in SLIAC series to Greenville

Greenville blitzed Westminster for 10 runs in the second inning to down the Lady Blue Jays 14-2 in five innings of the second game of a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on Saturday. Westminster fell in the day’s first game 6-1. The Lady Blue Jays (7-7, 4-2) got a scoreless bottom of the first inning from freshman starter Alyson Hahn, but Greenville pitcher Becca Oldham roped a two-run homer to right field. The Lady Panthers (13-5, 6-0) tacked on eight more that frame and totaling six of their 10 hits.

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Books, Hornets surge late to top Tolton 7-4

Fulton senior designated hitter Paul Books’ two-run double to right field provided the game-winning tallies as the Hornets rallied for a 7-4 win over the Father Tolton Blazers on Monday. Fulton (4-2) trailed by two runs with one out in the seventh when freshman second baseman Devin Masek reached base on a single. Senior shortstop Dalton Horstmeier was hit by a pitch and a single by senior center fielder Kory Masek scored Devin Masek to cut the Hornets’ deficit to 4-3.

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Horstmeier, Hornets stifle Marshall

Fulton senior pitcher Dalton Horstmeier struck out 12 in a complete-game, one-hit effort as the Hornets shut out the Marshall Owls 3-0 in North Central Missouri Conference play Friday night. Horstmeier — making his first start of the season — walked three and finished 1-for-4 at the plate as the Hornets (3-2, 1-1 NCMC) ended a two-game skid. “He was very dominant tonight,” Fulton head coach Darren Masek said. “He had good command of his fastball and was able to control his curveball.”

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Scherder chosen as honorable-mention All-American

William Woods University senior guard Katie Scherder was recognized as an honorable-mention NAIA Division I All-American on Tuesday. Scherder is William Woods’ seventh All-American in program history and the fourth in the six-year tenure of head coach Dan Chapla.

Callaway Roundup

Kemper, Hanger spark Bulldogs to win in opener

South Callaway senior pitcher Smith Kemper drove in three runs and junior center fielder Cory Hanger hit a two-run home run as the Bulldogs opened their season under new head coach Heath Lepper by downing Centralia 5-2 on Tuesday night.

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Hornets beat Battle, toppled by T-Birds

Fulton toppled Battle High School Spartans 9-7 on Monday at the high school athletic complex. The Hornets bowed in their second game of the day to the Thunderbirds 3-2 in Kingdom City.

Hornets use hot bats to hammer Wildcats in opener

Horstmeier mashes two home runs, Fulton punishes New Bloomfield 16-6

Dalton Horstmeier’s struggles adjusting to a new batting stance and a tweaked swing led Fulton Hornets head Darren Masek to sit down and have a discussion with his senior shortstop.

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Lady Blue Jays take two from Iowa Wesleyan to begin SLIAC play

Senior pitcher Brittany Lee notched two wins from the mound — the second in relief — as Westminster opened its St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep of the Iowa Wesleyan Lady Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Blue Jay Field. Lee (3-2) threw 3 2/3 innings struck out one and allowed three earned runs on six hits in the Lady Blue Jays’ 10-6 win over the Lady Tigers in the second game.

Lady Owls fade in second of season-ending loss

The William Woods University Lady Owls felt they would need to play as cleanly as possible if they wanted to extend their season and upset the third-ranked Westminster (Utah) College Lady Griffins. It worked well for almost the entirety of the first half, before mistakes and missed shots ultimately doomed William Woods.

Relieved to be in, Lady Owls look to make impact in national tournament

Face third-ranked Westminster (Utah) in first round this afternoon

One bad step and William Woods University senior guard Andraquay Quinnine’s excitement about her first trip to the NAIA national tournament could have ended before it even started.

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Lady Owls slam Stephens to complete AMC sweep

Three Lady Owls were perfect at the plate as William Woods dispatched the Stephens College Stars 8-0 in five innings on Monday to finish off an American Midwest Conference doubleheader sweep. Freshman center fielder Hannah Campbell, sophomore shortstop Lindsey LeCuru and junior catcher Macy Wierschem all went 2-for-2 with an RBI as the Lady Owls had 14 hits as a team.

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Lady Owls blast Benedictine in AMC doubleheader

William Woods opened up its home schedule in a resounding fashion, sweeping the Benedictine-University Sprinfield Lady Bulldogs in an American Midwest Conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon. Senior Becca Schemmer threw her sixth complete game of the year as the Lady Owls blasted the Lady Bulldogs 14-1 in five innings in the day’s second game. Schemmer (4-4) allowed an unearned run on two hits and two walks while striking out two.

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William Woods University used four pitchers and was outhit by visiting Culver-Stockton College 11-6, but the Owls still came away with a narrow 5-4 victory in their home opener Tuesday afternoon.

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Lady Blue Jays swept by UW-Platteville to open season

Westminster opened up its season with a pair of losses to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville on Monday at Blue Jay Field. The Lady Blue Jays fell 11-1 in the second game while dropping the opener 7-6 in nine innings. Westminster found itself in a 5-0 hole before it was able to get on the board in the second game. Lady Blue Jays freshman starter Alyson Hahn gave up a run in the top of the second inning and two runs each in the third and fourth innings, respectively as Westminster found itself trailing. Senior left fielder Becca Rose singled in the Lady Blue Jays’ lone run in the bottom of the fifth to make it a 5-1 contest. UW-Platteville responded with three runs in the sixth and seventh innings as they limited Westminster to just four hits.

Callaway Roundup

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.

Lady Wildcats stumble down stretch

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.

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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.

New Bloomfield looking to shock New Franklin in Class 2 sectionals

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 Wildcats rout Russellville for District 8 title

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.

Callaway Roundup

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

Bulldogs fall into late funm state-ranked Eugene grabs SMC title

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.

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Brinker scores 32, Ladybirds bounce Lady Bulldogs 51-42

North Callaway junior guard Elaine Brinker was “phenomenal” in the words of her coach Matt Miller, totaling a game-high 32 points and distributing five assists in the Ladybirds’ 51-42 victory over rival South Callaway on Thursday night.

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Hornets tumble to Kirksville 63-56 in NCMC loss

Junior guard Ricky Dawson guided the Hornets with a game-high 22 points, but Fulton’s flat third quarter was their downfall in a 63-56 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the Kirksville Tigers on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Callaway Colleges

Lady Owls remain unbeaten after pair of Top 25 victories

William Woods toppled No. 15 Oklahoma Baptist and No. 24 Friends University on Saturday to cap off its undefeated run at the Oklahoma Baptist Tournament. The Lady Owls bested Oklahoma Baptist 4-1 to close out the tournament and got past Friends 6-1 in the day’s first contest.

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Missouri School for the Deaf are tournament champions once again. Senior guard Nick Jones scored a game-high 25 points on 11-of-23 shooting from the field in the Eagles’ 53-46 dispatching of the Minnesota Academy of the Deaf Trojans in the championship game of the 24th annual Great Plains School for the Deaf Tournament on Saturday on the MSD campus.

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Sizzling second half launches Lady Owls past Missouri Baptist

The William Woods University Lady Owls shot a blistering 57 percent in the second half to key their 74-61 American Midwest Conference win over Missouri Baptist University on Saturday. The game was a 27-all stalemate at halftime, but Missouri Baptist led by as many four points in the early minutes of the second half. Senior guard Andraquay Quinnine’s layup with 14 minutes, 43 seconds left in the game put William Woods (17-8, 10-7 AMC) in front to stay at 43-41. The Lady Spartans closed within 48-46 with 11:35 to go, but the Lady Owls answered with a 9-1 run over the next 4:09 to stretch their advantage out to 10 points. William Woods extended its lead to as many as 19 points on freshman forward Kennedy Volkart’s jumper with 3:24 remaining as the Lady Owls made 17-of-30 shots in the second half and were a perfect 10-of-10 from the free-throw line during that span.

Callaway Roundup

Totta, Lady Hornets halt two-game skid

Fulton sophomore guard Sloane Totta knocked down a game-high 27 points and the Lady Hornets stopped a two-game losing streak with a 61-40 non-conference romp over Montgomery County on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Fulton broke out to a 21-9 advantage after one quarter, carried a 38-16 lead into the break and was in front 53-28 entering the fourth quarter. “We wanted to start off the game on fire, and that’s what we did,” Lady Hornets head coach TJ Quick said. “In the last three or four games we’ve been sluggish in the first quarter. “From the (opening) tip, we took it to them …” Totta also grabbed eight rebounds, handed out six assists and came up with five steals as Fulton raised its season record to 7-13. Sophomore forward NaShayla Brandt posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

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T-Birds take down Wildcats with late run

North Callaway senior forward Brett Metcalf broke out for a career-high 35 points and the Thunderbirds used a critical 12-0 run down the stretch to topple Montgomery County in a 75-65 EMO win Tuesday night. North Callaway trailed by two points with about 6 minutes, 30 seconds left in the game when it produced the pivotal run over the next 3 minutes to go up by 10. The game was tied at 39-all at halftime and Montgomery County took a 53-51 edge into the fourth quarter, before the Thunderbirds outscored the Wildcats 24-12 to claim the victory. North Callaway committed only 12 turnovers, after piling up 25 in an 83-68 loss to Montgomery County on Jan. 16 in the semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.

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Blue Jays topple Fontbonne for SLIAC victory

Freshman forward Tanner Gentges’ free throw with 43 seconds left completed the Blue Jays’ comeback in their 78-75 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over the Fontbonne Griffins on Saturday. Westminster (13-8, 10-4) won for a fifth-straight game despite trailing 39-34 at halftime and seeing that deficit climb to double digits in the second half. Fontbonne’s Blake Welch knocked down a 3-pointer with 11:24 to go in the second half to push his team’s lead out to 59-49. Two free throws from senior guard Joe James got the Blue Jays to within 71-70 with 2:27 left, but the Griffin’s lead went back up to three on Richard Dorhauer’s free throws with 1:37 remaining. Westminster tied the game at 73-all on junior Brandon Moore’s 3 with 1:22 to go then took the lead its next time down the floor on Gentges’ free throws.

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