ST. LOUIS — Junior guard Kasey Gatson delivered a team-high 20 points and the Westminster College Lady Blue Jays got back on track with Wednesday night’s 78-68 SLIAC victory over the Fontbonne University Lady Griffins.
It didn’t matter that Kalin Mitchell missed his first 11 shots.
Senior forward Taylor Howard supplied a game-high 18 points to help fuel the Lady Wildcats’ 61-20 Show-Me Conference romp Monday night.
The South Callaway Bulldogs didn’t have to depend on luck to end a 13-year drought. Top-seeded South Callaway took command by outscoring No. 3 Harrisburg 39-29 in the second half as the Bulldogs locked up the title of their own South Callaway Invitational Tournament with a 70-59 win Saturday night.
With its once-comfortable lead shrinking, the New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats had to endure some high anxiety. No. 2 seed New Bloomfield owned a 15-point advantage to open the fourth quarter, but the Lady Wildcats were outscored by the No. 4 North Callaway Ladybirds 17-4 over the last 8 minutes before hanging on for a narrow 48-46 win in the championship of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament on Saturday night.
William Woods races past Missouri Baptist in 68-50 victory
The William Woods University Lady Owls used a furious first-half showing to dispatch the Missouri Baptist University Lady Spartans 68-50 in American Midwest Conference play Saturday afternoon at Anderson Arena.
The Fulton Lady Hornets shied away when it came to challenging the Jefferson City Lady Jays. No. 2 seed Jefferson City opened up an 11-point halftime lead and pulled away by outscoring Fulton 15-4 in the third quarter, ultimately downing the No. 4 Lady Hornets 55-41 on Saturday afternoon in the third-place game of the 21st-annual California Tournament.
The No. 6 seed Lady Bulldogs claimed fifth place in their own South Callaway Invitational Tournament, establishing control by outscoring the No. 8 Lady Indians 26-16 in the second half of Friday night’s 44-28 win.
Freshman forward Claire Murray tallied a career-high 12 points, all in the second half, to direct the visiting Ladybirds in Thursday night’s 42-23 triumph over the Lady Eagles.
The No. 8 seed Thunderbirds were unable to recover from a 32-16 halftime deficit in Friday night’s 55-43 loss to the No. 7 Indians in the fifth-place game of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
Senior forward Benson Goodwin posted his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the host Eagles’ 30-26 victory over the Thunderbirds on Thursday night.
The Owls led by nine points in the first half, but were then outscored by the No. 20 Cougars 43-17 over the final 20 minutes of Thursday night’s 72-38 AMC setback.
Senior Nick Zink and junior Adam Smith finished in the top 10 in the 400 meters and weight throw, respectively, for the Owls at Friday’s season-opening Missouri Invitational.
Blue Jays freshman Logan Shoemaker took 10th place in the shot put with a toss of 43 feet, 5 inches on Friday at the season-opening Missouri Invitational.
Senior guard Brandon Hagedorn’s career-high 21 points helped trigger the No. 8 seed Thunderbirds’ 65-58 victory over the No. 4 Wildcats on Thursday night in the consolation semifinals of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team finally opened the home portion of its schedule with a pair of runaway dual victories. Fulton — ranked No. 1 in Class 2 by rankwrestlers.com — extended its perfect season record to 19-0 by manhandling Centralia 60-16 and Blair Oaks 68-10 on Thursday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
MOKANE — The No. 2 seed New Bloomfield Lady Wildcats advanced to the title game of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament by outscoring the No. 3 Hermann Lady Bearcats 36-26 in the second half of Wednesday night’s 58-50 semifinal win.
Westminster College Blue Jays junior outfielder-pitcher Deion Hughes has been selected to the 2015 D3baseball.com preseason All-America team, earning honorable-mention status as a utility player.
North Callaway wins fifth straight, will play for South Callaway title on Saturday night
MOKANE — The North Callaway Ladybirds’ surge now features a high-profile victim.
CALIFORNIA — Senior center Morgan Edwards’ game-high 26 points fueled the state-ranked, top-seeded Boonville Lady Pirates’ 64-51 semifinal win over the No. 4 Fulton Lady Hornets on Wednesday night at the 21st-annual California Tournament.
CALIFORNIA — Junior guard Kalin Mitchell knocked down two free throws with 1.1 seconds to play as the No. 2 seed Fulton Hornets rallied past No. 7 seed Boonville in the final minute for a 76-73 win late Tuesday night in the first round of the 81st-annual California Tournament.
MOKANE — Junior guard Grant Nichols connected for a team-high 18 points as New Bloomfield triumphed over Montgomery County 63-59 in a clash between Wildcats in first-round play Tuesday night at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
The top-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team, logging 30 points from five forfeit victories, remained undefeated by easing to a 59-15 NCMC win over the Kirksville Tigers on Tuesday night.
The No. 6 seed Lady Bulldogs were outscored by the No. 3 Lady Bearcats 18-10 in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s 44-40 first-round loss at the South Callaway Invitational Tournament.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team prevailed in its closest call of the season. The Hornets held off the hosting Dragons 35-34 to clinch first place at the fourth-annual Ste. Genevieve Dual Tournament on Saturday.
Fulton forges big first-half lead, resists rival Mexico in 62-47 win
The Fulton Lady Hornets dazzled and frazzled, but still emerged with a double-digit victory over a conference rival.
HERMANN — Senior guard Terry Miles responded with a game-high 23 points to help carry the unbeaten South Callaway Bulldogs to a pivotal 65-51 road victory over the Hermann Bearcats on Friday night.
CENTRALIA — Junior guard Grant Nichols buried a 3-pointer as time expired, punctuating the New Bloomfield Wildcats’ comeback from a 22-point first-half deficit in Friday night’s dramatic 62-59 win over the Centralia Panthers.
MONTGOMERY CITY — The North Callaway Thunderbirds featured five players in double figures as they turned back the Montgomery County Wildcats 64-51 in an Eastern Missouri Conference matchup Friday night.
RUSSELLVILLE — Three players scored in double figures and the South Callaway Lady Bulldogs moved their winning streak to five games with Thursday night’s 58-32 Show-Me Conference rout of the Russellville Lady Indians.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team was not slowed by an almost three-week holiday layoff. Fulton broke a 7-all tie by winning five straight weight classes — four by pin — and the Hornets stayed unbeaten with a 49-19 North Central Missouri Conference dual victory over the Hannibal Pirates on Thursday night.
The Lady Wildcats stayed unbeaten in the Show-Me Conference and won their seventh straight with a dogged defensive presence in Thursday night’s 47-39 victory over the Lady Eagles.
The Ladybirds climbed back above the .500 mark with a 66-30 Eastern Missouri Conference romp over the Lady Wildcats on Thursday night.
MOKANE — After a narrow escape to keep their season record spotless, the South Callaway Bulldogs followed up with a demolition.
Junior guard Jarett Boss came off the bench to score a career-high 18 points and the William Woods University Owls stopped a five-game losing streak with Tuesday night’s 65-56 AMC triumph over the Harris-Stowe State University Hornets at Anderson Arena.
ELSAH, Illinois — The Westminster College Blue Jays shot just 35 percent (22-of-63) as a team in stumbling to their fourth straight loss in Tuesday night’s 75-57 SLIAC setback to the Principia College Panthers.
ELSAH, Illinois — The Westminster College Lady Blue Jays used a critical 10-2 run with under 10 minutes remaining to secure their third straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory Tuesday night, 63-52 over Principia College.
The William Woods University Lady Owls shot a dreadful 25 percent in the first half and trailed by 13 points at halftime in suffering their fourth straight AMC loss, 69-62 to Harris-Stowe State University on Tuesday night at Anderson Arena.
The Fulton Hornets wrestling team went a perfect 8-for-8 at the Moberly Spartan Duals this past weekend at Moberly Area Community College.
Fulton controls third quarter in 78-67 victory at Kirksville
The Fulton Hornets had to change their defensive mindset to keep their perfect record intact. Fulton broke a 37-all halftime tie by outscoring Kirksville 20-8 in the third quarter, launching the undefeated Hornets to a 78-67 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Tigers on Friday night.
Senior guard Troy Hentges responded with a game-high 24 points to help keep South Callaway unbeaten in Thursday night’s 80-70 non-conference clash between Bulldogs.
The Lady Hornets steadied themselves after suffering their first loss of the season, fending off the Lady Tigers down the stretch in Friday night’s 59-55 NCMC victory.
South Callaway’s Rulo chosen Class 2 coach of year
South Callaway senior Cory Hanger and junior Dillon Stone were both first-team picks in Class 2 on the media’s 2014 all-state football teams announced this past week. Hanger — who was a slot receiver for the Bulldogs — was selected on offense at running back, while Stone was chosen on defense at linebacker. Both players were also first-team picks on the Missouri Football Coaches Association all-state teams, with Hanger being named Class 2 offensive player of the year.
New Bloomfield senior forward Ashley Kelley knocked down 25 points to power a balanced scoring attack as the Lady Wildcats toppled Belle in a 73-50 non-conference win Thursday night.
MALTA BEND — Junior guard Joseph Allen connected for a game-high 12 points and the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles rallied in the fourth quarter to slip past the Malta Bend Tigers 38-35 on Thursday night.
The William Woods University Owls shot a dismal 33 percent as a team and trailed by 19 points at halftime in falling to the 10th-ranked Freed-Hardeman (Tennessee) University Lions in Tuesday night’s 74-53 AMC loss at Anderson Arena.
The William Woods University Lady Owls’ seven-game winning streak came to an abrupt end Tuesday night when they suffered their first AMC loss to the No. 1-ranked Freed-Hardeman (Tennessee) University Lady Lions 91-58 at Anderson Arena.
NEW BLOOMFIELD — Senior forward Benson Goodwin registered a team-high 13 points and eight rebounds as the Missouri School for the Deaf Eagles held on for Tuesday night’s 39-37 victory over the New Bloomfield Wildcats' junior varsity.
KINGDOM CITY — The Van-Far Indians spoiled the North Callaway Thunderbirds’ Eastern Missouri Conference opener by outscoring them 12-5 in the second overtime of Tuesday night's 81-74 loss.
MOKANE — South Callaway freshman point guard Adrian Mann produced a team-high 15 points to guide the Lady Bulldogs to a 45-40 non-conference win over Jamestown on Tuesday night.