MARSHALL — The torrid Hornets captured their 13th consecutive victory and presented head coach Justin Gilmore with his 100th career win in a North Central Missouri Conference triumph over the Owls on Monday night.
Fulton wrapped up a four-day road trip that included conference victories at Hannibal last Friday night and Kirksville on Saturday night. The Hornets are now 17-2 overall and 7-1 in the NCMC.
"This road trip was a tough test for our guys and they showed up every night and played hard," Gilmore said. "(Monday night) was another great team defensive effort from our guys.
"We continue to play with energy and communicate with each other on the defensive end."
Fulton bolted to a 23-2 lead after one quarter and breezed into the break with a commanding 41-14 advantage. The Hornets took a 59-29 edge into the fourth quarter, with Marshall making the final outcome respectable by outscoring Fulton 22-7 over the final 8 minutes.
Sophomore guard Walker Gohring sparked the Hornets with a game-high 15 points and senior forward Cameron Bennett chipped in with 11.
"Offensively, we got contributions from a lot of guys," Gilmore said. "We had 11 guys score for us and had the opportunity to get some minutes for guys that usually don't.
"Our guys are playing some of the best defensive basketball as they have all year. As we come down the stretch, we will need to continue to bring that energy and effort every night."
Leyton Crawford guided Marshall with 14 points.
Fulton finished up the regular season at home Tuesday night with an NCMC contest against Moberly at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Results were not available at deadline.