Fulton completes regular season with NCMC loss
MEXICO — When asked to pinpoint what went awry during his team’s loss to the rival Mexico Bulldogs to end the regular season, Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw kept coming back to one word.
MEXICO — Once it appeared the momentum was there for the taking, the Fulton Lady Hornets didn’t hesitate in riding it all the way to a dramatic overtime victory.
Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw believed the Hannibal Pirates featured the best post player in the North Central Missouri Conference in junior forward Dylan Powell. However, with the Pirates visiting the Hornets on Thursday night, Powell wasn’t even the best big man on the floor. That distinction went to Hornets senior forward Sam Christensen.
The third-seeded Ladybirds were outscored 15-7 in the third quarter of their 54-44 first-round, upset loss to the No. 6 Lady Bearcats at the Class 3, District 8 tournament on Monday.
The No. 7-seeded North Callaway Thunderbirds’ season came to an end after a 70-36 loss to the No. 2 seed and state-ranked California Pintos in the first round of the Class 3, District 8 tournament on Tuesday night. North Callaway wraps up its season at 9-16.
Junior forward DJ Johnson’s double-double lifted the Owls to a 78-72 American Midwest Conference overtime win over the Pirates on Saturday in their home finale.
The Lady Blue Jays went scoreless in the final 2 minutes, 40 seconds of their 91-82 SLIAC overtime loss to the Lady Golden Eagles in Saturday’s regular-season finale.
A good start to the game helped the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats get off to a good start in district play.
The Bulldogs claimed a share of the Show-Me Conference title with a 76-71 overtime win over the Eagles to close the regular season on Saturday.
The Lady Owls erased a 17-point second-half deficit to outlast the Lady Pirates 65-60 in American Midwest Conference play in Saturday’s home finale at Anderson Arena.
The Blue Jays’ five-point halftime lead couldn’t hold up in their season-ending 63-55 SLIAC loss to the Golden Eagles on Saturday.
The No. 19 Lady Owls managed just six hits in their 11-0 five-inning loss to the Lady Falcons in the backhalf of a doubleheader on Saturday.
A second-quarter slump tripped up the North Callaway Thunderbirds in their regular-season finale.
Sophomore center Kennedy Volkart led all players with 12 points and eight rebounds in the Lady Owls’ 67-39 American Midwest Conference triumph over the Lady Eutectics on Thursday night.
Paced by sophomore guard Alec Mulvihill’s career-high 27 points, the Owls put away the Eutectics for a 71-57 American Midwest Conference win on Thursday night.
The Lady Owls allowed four unanswered runs in their 8-4 loss to Mid-America Christian University (Okla.) Lady Evangels on Friday. William Woods (1-3) began the day with a 12-0 six-inning loss to University of Science and Arts (Okla.) Drovers.
The North Callaway Ladybirds are entering district play on the right kind of wave. The Ladybirds closed out the regular season with its ninth straight win, a 47-35 Eastern Missouri Conference triumph over the Bowling Green Lady Bobcats on Thursday.
Junior guard Grant Nichols poured in a game-high 26 points as the Wildcats closed the regular season with an 82-54 SMC rout of the Hornets on Thursday.
The Lady Hornets snapped a two-game losing skid with their 45-28 North Central Missouri Conference victory over the Lady Pirates on Thursday night.
A frustrating offensive showing in the first quarter downed the Lady Wildcats 51-45 in their regular-season ending loss to the Lady Eagles on Wednesday night.
The Hornets outscored the Tigers 34-20 in the second half to key a 58-54 comeback North Central Missouri Conference win on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Junior guard Joseph Allen led the Eagles with 14 points as they bowed to the Lions at home 58-41 in their regular-season finale on Wednesday.
Andrea Zalis hit the go-ahead jumper with 44 seconds left to lift the Lady Blue Jays past the Lady Griffins 70-65 in their SLIAC home finale on Wednesday night.
Despite freshman guard Tanner Cochran’s game-high 20 points, the Blue Jays couldn’t complete the rally in their 86-80 SLIAC loss to the Griffins in Wednesday’s home finale.
Freshman forward Jak Kitchens paced four Wildcats in double figures in their 66-54 Show-Me Conference win over the Indians on Tuesday night.
The Lady Hornets were outscored by the Lady Tigers 13-4 in the third quarter of Tuesday night’s 54-43 North Central Missouri Conference loss at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
The Lady Blue Jays were victimized from behind the arc by the Lady Tigers as their season-high nine-game winning streak was snapped in Monday night’s 79-58 SLIAC loss on Henry Iba Court.
The host Blue Jays erased a 10-point halftime deficit, but couldn’t finish the rally in Monday night’s 63-55 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss to the Tigers on Henry Iba Court.
The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles were outscored 10-8 in overtime of their 53-51 loss to the Oklahoma Indians in the third-place game of the Great Plains School for the Deaf Tournament on Saturday.
The Lady Blue Jays shot just under 50 percent from the field in their 79-62 SLIAC win over the Lady Red Devils on Saturday.
The Lady Owls carried a 47-37 second-half scoring edge in their 80-65 American Midwest Conference triumph over the Lady Lynx on Saturday at Anderson Arena.
The Blue Jays fended off the Red Devils second-half surge to secure a 54-50 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win on Saturday.
Senior forward Nate Bitner’s 19 points and seven rebounds paced the Owls in their 94-85 American Midwest Conference loss to the Lynx on Saturday at Anderson Arena.
The Fulton Hornets dug themselves out of a double-digit hole in the second half for the second time in as many outings.
Senior guard Troy Hentges eclipsed the 1,000-point barrier for his career in the Bulldogs’ 63-52 non-conference triumph over the Indians on Friday.
Senior forward Michael Pezold’s double-double powered the Thunderbirds to a 44-25 Eastern Missouri Conference rout of the Owls on Friday night.
Freshman point guard Adrian Mann’s 22 points led all players in the Lady Bulldogs' 53-41 non-conference triumph over the Lady Wolves on Saturday at Columbia College’s Southwell Complex.
The Lady Hornets couldn’t keep the Lady Eagles off the boards in Friday’s 57-39 non-conference loss.
The Owls wrapped up their first day at the Joplin Tournament with a 6-1 victory over Benedictine College on Friday.
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The Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles had to hold off a late surge to continue the defense of their Great Plains School for the Deaf tournament title.
Freshman forward Jak Kitchen’s career-high 20 points sparked the Wildcats in their 85-25 Show-Me Conference rout of the Lions on Thursday night.
The Lady Bulldogs were on the rough end of a 23-4 second-quarter onslaught by the state-ranked Lady Comets in Wednesday night’s 61-28 Show-Me Conference loss.
The Lady Blue Jays extended their season-high win streak to eight games with a 75-42 blowout of the Lady Saints on Thursday night at Westminster Gymnasium.
Junior forward Matt Murphy led the Blue Jays with 15 points in their 79-71 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss to the Highlanders on Wednesday night at Westminster Gymnasium.
Senior guard hits decisive free throws with :05.3 left in 58-56 NCMC win at Marshall
Senior guard Ricky Dawson saved his best play for the final 8 minutes in the Fulton Hornets’ comeback victory.
The Eagles’ losing streak reached three games after a 48-39 home loss to the Tigers on Monday night.
The state-ranked Lady Wildcats outscored the Lady Pirates 18-7 in the third quarter to 48-38 prevail in their Show-Me Conference finale Tuesday night.
A productive first quarter vaulted the Lady Bulldogs to a 60-29 non-conference rout of the Lady Tigers on Tuesday night.
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Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw made a brief, yet telling, assessment of his team’s performance against the top-ranked Father Tolton Trailblazers. “They’re better than we are,” Shaw said. “This one was pretty simple.”
The Fulton Lady Hornets used opportune free-throw shooting to avoid another second-half letdown.