Reports published Jan. 8, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger

NORTH CALLAWAY BOYS: After trailing 22-18 in the second quarter, North Callaway Thunderbirds went on a 13-0 run to beat South Callaway Bulldogs 66-55 at home on Friday. The Thunderbirds had four players in double figures, Justin Murphy and Zac Eads scored 17 points each, Jacob Haubner put in 14 points and Vance Allen contributed 16 points. Murphy also led in rebounds with 9. Haubner led with 8 assists, a season high for him.
"It was a good win, with one of the best runs of the season and they (the team) were strong all the way from start to finish," stated North Callaway coach Tim Turlington.
North Callaway is 6-3 on the season.
NORTH CALLAWAY: 16-18-15-17
SOUTH CALLAWAY: 16-11-10-18.
Junior varsity also won 29-23. Michael Pezold scored 8 points and Steven Coleman scored 7. The JV team is 3-2 overall.
COMMUNITY R-6 GIRLS: The Lady Trojans took third place in the Madison tournament losing to a very physical Hallsville team that at times can put three six-footers on the floor. They made a trip to the Final Four in Class 3 last year and have reloaded with a cast of new players who are getting better with every game, said R-6 coach Bob Curtis. "Coach Blakemore does an excellent job with them," said the R-6 coach. "It was a good test for us against a much bigger school. We will bounce back after a couple of tough losses," he added. Junior Leah Mayes has been out all week with an ankle injury, but will return this week.
For R-6 Paige Curtis scored 9 points, Emmalee McCaskey scored 7 and Paige Harris contributed 6 points. Curtis also brought down 7 rebounds. Danielle Brooks had 3 assists and Harris had 3 steals.
Jordan Dinyer was the top scorer for Hallsville with 14 points.
HALLSVILLE: 16-12-13-12
COMMUNITY R-6: 9-2-11-10
COMMUNITY R-6 BOYS: The Trojans increased their overall record to 7-2 with a win over the Hallsville Indians. Leading the way for the Trojans were Clay Thebeau with 19 points, Conner Brooks with 12, Lane Thebeau 8, Kyle Harris, Justin Durham, and Kyle Curtis, each scored 6 points and Justin Wilson contributed 4 points.
Clay Thebeau, Brooks and Wilson each had one three-point basket. Clay Thebeau brought down 6 rebounds and Durham had 4 rebounds in the game. Clay and Lane Thebeau each had 3 assists.
COMMUNITY R-6: 12-17-14-19
HALLSVILLE: 9-20-18-10.
PARIS GIRLS: Salisbury dominated the Lady Coyotes from the opening tip until the closing buzzer in the championship game of the Madison tournament with Salisbury winning 47-23. The Lady Panthers came out focused and intent on playing their tempo and they handled the Lady Coyotes the entire game. "We have to play at a different pace to be successful and Salisbury did a very good job forcing us to play their game," stated PHS coach Chris Willingham. He added that his team came out timid offensively and defensively and it showed as Salisbury jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter. The Coyotes did a better job in the second quarter on both ends of the court to play even with Salisbury. There was a lot of the same in the second half as Salisbury controlled the boards on both ends and controlled the tempo for the entire game. "We are disappointed with our showing in the championship game, not disappointed to get beat by Salisbury who is a very good team, but disappointed in ourselves," said the coach. "We had a nice tournament and put together a nice 5-game winning streak heading into the championship game, so we have a lot to be excited about," said Willingham. He added they have to refocus and get back on track this week with conference play against Westran and Slater.
Shelby Dickey was the only Paris player in double figures with 10 who also scored 80 percent at the free throw line going 4 for 5 at the line. Payton Gruber scored 7 while Haley Fredrick and Dede Bounds contributed 3 points each. Josey Ball brought down 3 rebounds while Fredrick had 2 rebounds.
PARIS: 2-9-5-7
SALISBURY: 14-9-10-14
PARIS BOYS: The Coyotes lost their first game of the Madison tournament 72-23 to Northeast (Cairo), but went on to beat Madison 64-44 and then lost to Van-Far 44-20.
In the first game Northeast dominated in every quarter, keeping the Coyotes to single-digit scoring in each quarter. Also, Paris did not have one player in double figures. Laine Forrest scored 8 points and Brant Francis dropped in 7 points with one three-pointer. Contributing 2 points each were Jon Turner, Slater Stone, Bryce Ensor and Zane Lockhart. Stone led the team with 5 rebounds.
PARIS: 4-4-7-8.
NORTHEAST: 24-24-14-10
Paris bounced back in the tournament to beat Madison 64-44. The Coyotes had a big first and last quarter, outscoring Madison 22-10 in the first quarter and 16-7 in the fourth quarter.
Brant Francis had a tremendous night scoring 24 points including two three-pointers, and was 8 for 8 at the free throw line. He also had 3 rebounds and 5 steals during the game. Zane Lockhart scored 16 points and led the team in rebounds with 9. Slater Stone scored 5 points and brought down 8 rebounds. Bryce Ensor scored 7 points and had 7 rebounds. Britton Francis had 6 points and 1 rebound. Quin Bartels scored 3 points, and 1 rebound Laine Forrest scored 2 points had 1 rebound and 2 blocks, and Kyle Popkes scored a free throw .
PARIS: 22-12-14-16
MADISON: 10-14-13-7
In the Van-Far game, Paris again had trouble finding the basket and again did not have a player in double figures. Brant Francis and Slater Stone each had 5 points, while Laine Forrest and Zane Lockhart added 4 points each. Brett Mason contributed 2 points. Slater and Brant Francis also led the team in rebounds with 8 and 4 respectively. Forrest brought down 3 rebounds and stole the ball 3 times. Lockhart had 2 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals.
PARIS: 7-7-4-2
VAN-FAR: 12-6-10-16