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The Lady Hornets outscored the Lady Owls 13-7 in the fourth quarter but their comeback fell short in a narrow North Central Missouri Conference loss Monday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Fulton — which was swept in the season series by Marshall — dropped to 4-15 on the season and 0-6 in the NCMC.

The Lady Hornets trailed 14-6 after one quarter, but outscored the Lady Owls 11-7 in the second quarter to trim their deficit to 21-17 at halftime. Fulton was down 33-26 going into the fourth quarter.

Junior guard Kayanna Gaines paced the Lady Hornets with a game-high 18 points. Junior guard Carly Fisher, sophomore guard Kiah Pittman and junior guard Olivia Gowin added six points apiece.

"We were very disciplined, especially on the defensive end," Fulton head coach Dillan Brunk said. "We did a good job of limiting points in the paint and eliminating second-chance points.

"In the beginning of the game we were pushing a little bit on offense and we weren't patient. We settled down a little in the second half and were looking for better shots out of our offense."

Leah Weaver led Marshall with 12 points.

The Lady Hornets dropped the junior varsity contest 27-20. Freshman guard Grace Ousley scored seven points.

Fulton goes to Kirksville for an NCMC matchup at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The Lady Hornets fell to the Lady Tigers 47-43 on Dec. 20 in Fulton.

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