Jenna Jackson provided a game-high 16 points to guide the Kirksville Lady Tigers to a 45-33 North Central Missouri Conference win over the Fulton Lady Hornets on Friday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.
Fulton (6-11, 2-3 NCMC) led 8-7 after one quarter, but Kirksville outscored the Lady Hornets 13-8 in the second quarter to take a 20-16 advantage into halftime. The Lady Tigers then outscored Fulton 12-7 in the third quarter to go up 32-23.
"We came out a little flat and made some decisions we're not normally making," Lady Hornets head coach Matt Wilbers said. "I think we got outplayed. We had some stretches and opportunities, and we didn't take advantage of them.
"We did more to hurt ourselves than hurt (Kirksville)."
Senior guard Kayanna Gaines paced Fulton with 12 points and senior forward Sydney Hedgpath contributed nine.
"I'm never going to be disappointed in the girls," Wilbers said. "I'm proud of the way they fought."
Channing Totta added 13 points for the Lady Tigers (9-8, 5-2).
The Lady Hornets travel to Boonville for a rescheduled game at 6 p.m. Monday. The Lady Pirates are ranked fifth in Class 4 by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.
"We have to break their press and not let them get run-outs," Wilbers said. "We also have to limit turnovers and run our offensive sets."