MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — The Westminster College Blue Jays dropped their sixth game in a row, falling to the Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers 72-60 in SLIAC action Wednesday night.
Will play New Bloomfield on Thursday night
The North Callaway Thunderbirds nearly erased a 21-point third-quarter deficit and came close to handing the South Callaway Bulldogs their first loss of the season on Jan. 5.
The Fulton Lady Hornets will get an opportunity to avenge their only two losses of the season. The Lady Hornets — seeded fourth in the 91st-annual California Tournament — dispatched the No. 5 California Lady Pintos 62-56 in first-round play on Monday.
Senior guard Elaine Brinker led all scorers with 22 points in the fourth-seeded Ladybird’s 49-39 first-round triumph over the No. 5 Shamrocks at the South Callaway Tournament on Monday night at the middle school.
Senior forward Taylor Howard scored a career-high 19 points in second-seeded New Bloomfield’s 54-29 first-round win over No. 7 Montgomery County in the South Callaway Tournament on Monday night at the high school.
A dominant second-quarter showing pushed the Ladybirds to a decisive 51-32 victory over the rival Lady Bulldogs on Saturday.
Productive efforts from their entire starting five helped the Westminster College Lady Blue Jays continue their recent run of success.
Four Lady Owls scored in double figures as they outlasted the Lady Pirates 61-56 in American Midwest Conference play on Saturday.
The Blue Jays erased a 16-point halftime deficit, but fell in the final seconds to the Red Devils 68-65 in SLIAC action on Saturday at Westminster Gymnasium.
Owls sophomore guard Ryan Hill’s 22 points couldn’t lift them in a 66-65 AMC loss to the Pirates on Saturday afternoon.
Fulton suffers third straight loss, 10th in a row to rival Bulldogs
A pair of streaks the Fulton Hornets wish would end will continue courtesy of the rival Mexico Bulldogs.
The Ladybirds climbed back above the .500 mark with a 66-30 Eastern Missouri Conference romp over the Lady Wildcats on Thursday night.
The Lady Owls ended their four-game losing streak with a 72-31 AMC rout of the winless Lady Eutectics on Thursday night at Anderson Arena.
ST. ELIZABETH — Sparked by four double-figure scorers, the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats stretched their winning streak to six games with a 55-36 Show-Me Conference triumph over the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets on Tuesday night.
MOKANE — Freshman point guard Adrian Mann’s game-high 17 points helped the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs squeak past the Chamois Lady Pirates 37-34 for their fourth victory in a row Tuesday night.
Senior guard Elaine Brinker outscored the Lady Warriors by herself as the Ladybirds cruised to a 64-12 Eastern Missouri Conference triumph on Saturday.
The Lady Hornets were outscored 15-5 in the third quarter of a 52-42 North Central Missouri Conference loss to the state-ranked Lady Pirates on Monday.
Freshman guard Madi Craighead’s game-high 20 points pushed the Lady Wildcats to a decisive 58-25 win over the Lady Indians in their Show-Me Conference opener on Monday night.
The North Callaway Thunderbirds made a furious comeback in hopes of ending the undefeated start of the rival South Callaway Bulldogs. The spurt came up one bucket short as the Bulldogs outlasted the T-Birds 58-56 on Monday.
Junior guard Sadie Theroff and sophomore forward Andrea Zalis each finished with 20 points, pushing Westminster to an 86-50 SLIAC mauling of the MacMurray (Ill.) College Lady Highlanders on Saturday.
Senior guard Destani Stensrud’s attempts at a game-winning basket both rimmed out as the Lady Owls bowed to the Lady Lynx 73-72 in American Midwest Conference play on Saturday.
The Owls current skid dipped to four games with a narrow 69-66 American Midwest Conference loss to the Lynx on Saturday.
The Blue Jays were outscored 44-32 in the second half of their 76-64 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss to the Highlanders on Saturday.
Hentges, Smith each log 16 points as South Callaway moves to 8-0
On a night where the South Callaway Bulldogs’ offense wasn’t at its best according to head coach Tony Brandt, the defense did more than its fair share to keep them undefeated. The Bulldogs’ harassing defensing resulted in 25 turnovers by the St. Elizabeth Hornets in a 66-41 Show-Me Conference triumph on Friday night.
Hentges, Smith each log 16 points as South Callaway moves to 8-0
Key defensive stops and a career-best scoring effort by freshman point guard Adrian Mann helped the Lady Bulldogs edge out the Lady Hornets 50-49 in Show-Me Conference play on Friday night.
Loss stops Fulton's season-opening win streak at seven games
Fulton senior forward Austin Wilson had a game-high 16 points in the Hornets’ narrow 64-63 NCMC loss to the Hannibal Pirates on Tuesday night.
Sophomore guard Ryan Hill logged 15 points to pace the Owls in a 98-76 exhibition loss to the NCAA Division II Miners on Wednesday.
Sophomores David Houlding and Billy McKenzie and senior Julian Taylor each posted overall top-20 showings for William Woods at the Patriot All-America Invitational on Wednesday.
A staunch showing on defense helped the South Callaway Bulldogs remain unblemished. Senior guard Troy Hentges was the only player in double figures, logging a game-high 23 points to push the Bulldogs past the Centralia Panthers 67-35 at the MRMC Holiday Shootout on Monday at Moberly Area Community College.
The Thunderbirds season-opening futility continued in a 69-36 loss to the Eagles on Monday.
The Ladybirds were outscored 13-7 in overtime by the Lady Eagles in a 63-57 defeat on Monday.
The Lady Owls finished a paltry 24 percent from the floor in a 77-40 exhibition loss to the NCAA Division I Redhawks on Tuesday afternoon.
The South Callaway Bulldogs’ strong second-half showing insured that they’d take a perfect mark into the holiday break. The Bulldogs outscored the Crocker Lions 50-31 in the second half, vaulting themselves to an 80-56 non-conference victory on Saturday on the campus of Drury University.
The Blue Jays couldn’t contain the Saints 3-point shooting in a 72-56 road loss on Saturday. Maryville — an NCAA Division II team — knocked down 42 percent (13-of-31) from beyond the arc in handing Westminster its second straight loss.
The Thunderbirds were outscored 21-7 in the fourth quarter of their 48-27 EMO loss to the state-ranked Trojans on Friday night.
The Lady Wildcats logged their fourth straight victory with a 54-40 triumph over the Lady Eagles at the Missouri National Guard Shootout on Saturday at Jefferson City High School.
Senior guard Elaine Brinker was two rebounds short of a triple-double as the Ladybirds upended the Lady Trojans 58-43 in EMO play on Friday night.
The Lady Bulldogs connected on 13-of-28 free throws in the fourth quarter to rally past the Lady Eagles 65-61 in Show-Me Conference action Friday night.
Junior forward DJ Johnson’s 12 points and eight rebounds paced the Owls in a low-scoring 45-42 American Midwest Conference loss to the Scots on Thursday night at Anderson Arena.
Few shots fell for the William Woods University Lady Owls in a 52-43 American Midwest Conference loss to the 23rd-ranked Lyon (Arkansas) College Lady Scots on Thursday night at Anderson Arena.
INDIANOLA, Iowa — The Westminster College Blue Jays shot just 33 percent as a team in Wednesday night's 70-52 non-conference loss to Simpson College.
Senior forward scores game-high 27 as Fulton remains perfect on season
Devin Gibson doesn’t usually have trouble finding shots, according to Fulton Hornets head coach Ryan Shaw. The Fulton senior forward recorded his second straight double-double, totaling game highs of 27 points and 15 rebounds as the Hornets stayed unbeaten with an 86-69 North Central Missouri Conference triumph over the Boonville Pirates on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats head coach Brett Craighead thought his team could have guarded the Bunceton Lady Dragons a little better. Still, New Bloomfield’s defense was plenty effective in dispatching Bunceton 43-27 on Monday night.
Senior guard Elaine Brinker tallied 10 points as the Ladybirds triumphed over the Lady Indians 57-39 in their Eastern Missouri Conference opener on Monday night.
Sophomore forward Konnor Arrowood logged a game-high 19 points, but the Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lady Indians 52-38 on Monday night.
Junior guard Grant Nichols’ game-high 24 points keyed the Wildcats to an 80-46 win over the Dragons on Monday night.
Three double-digit scorers and a 49 percent shooting clip sparked Westminster to a 72-64 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over the Blackburn Beavers on Saturday at Westminster Gym.
Junior forward DJ Johnson logged game highs of 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Owls downed the Indians 86-70 on Saturday.
Sophomore guard Andrea Zalis’ double-double vaulted the Lady Blue Jays to an 82-62 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference triumph over the Lady Beavers on Saturday.
Four finish in double figures as Fulton ups its record to 5-0
Fulton head coach Ryan Shaw’s assessment of the Hornets’ performance against the Marshall Owls sounds boastful. But that doesn’t make it any less true. “I don’t think there’s any aspect of this game that we didn’t dominate tonight,” Shaw said. “That sounds arrogant, but it’s a fact.”