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story.lead_photo.caption Fulton senior guard Kayanna Gaines drives to the basket against Moberly's Grace Billington during the Lady Hornets' 62-50 NCMC win over the Lady Spartans on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium. Photo by David Shawley/Special to the Fulton Sun

Fulton senior forward Sydney Hedgpath produced a game-high 26 points to steer the Lady Hornets to a 62-50 NCMC win over the Moberly Lady Spartans on Tuesday night at Roger D. Davis Gymnasium.

Fulton — completing a season sweep of Moberly — halted a three-game losing streak in improving to 7-14 on the season and 3-6 in the North Central Missouri Conference to wrap up the regular season.

The Lady Hornets were on top 15-10 after one quarter and went into halftime with a 28-22 lead. Fulton protected a 42-38 advantage to open the fourth quarter and took control by outscoring the Lady Spartans 20-12 over the last 8 minutes.

Senior forward Carly Fisher chipped in with 10 points for the Lady Hornets.

"We came out ready from the tip," Fulton head coach Matt Wilbers said. "We stayed focused and executed the game plan. We had girls step up and shoot the basketball."

Grace Billington topped Moberly (7-14, 3-5) with 21 points and Asa Fanning supplied 12.

The Lady Hornets were able to bounce back after a 61-39 NCMC home loss to rival Mexico on Monday night. Senior guard Kayanna Gaines paced Fulton with 17 points.

The Lady Hornets are the fourth seed for next week's Class 4, District 8 Tournament. Fulton travels to top-seeded and fifth-ranked Boonville for a quarterfinal contest at 7 p.m. Monday.

"We need to find a way to harness the energy, focus and desire (from the Moberly win), and take these next four practices as serious as we can," Wilbers said. "Then we need to go out and play with a bang (against Boonville)."

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