BASKETBALL: The Mexico High School Lady Bulldogs won the championship game of the Warrior Winter Shootout in Warrenton on Friday against Duchesne with a buzzer-winning basket. The final was 49-47 in favor of Mexico.
"It was an exciting ballgame from beginning to end. I was pleased with the girls' effort down the stretch. We fought through foul trouble late," stated MHS coach Ed Costley.
Duchesne took possession with a minute left and the Lady Bulldogs were able to get a stop and get the ball back with 20 seconds left and the Bulldogs wanted the final shot. Brooke Costley hit a runner down the lane at the buzzer to get the win. Alison Mudd and Karen Baker had good shooting in the first half against Duchesne's zone. Anne Baker was by far the key to the game. Costley switched her to defend the post and it changed the game. "She didn't score but she was the difference (in the game)," said Costley. He added the girls continue to grow every night out.
Three Mexico players, Anne Baker, Alison Mudd and Brooke Costley made the All-Tournament Team.
The Lady Dawgs are 8-5 overall for the season.
Team tournament records include 25 3-pointers made in tournament, held by Mexico 2011 (18).
MHS BOYS: The Mexico Bulldogs defeated the Boonville Pirates 48-33 in the third-place game of the California Tournament on Saturday.
The Mexico Bulldogs improve to 11-3 on the season with the win and 3-0 in the NCMC. The final was 48-33.
The Bulldogs set the tone from the beginning of the game that defensive intensity would be a key to victory.
Coach Brennan Scanlon was pleased with the heart of his team as they got after it on the defensive end and created turnovers off their defensive pressure. "This is the kind of effort we must play with in every game," he stated. The Bulldogs got off to a great start and led 15-6 after the first quarter and continued their offensive execution in the second quarter and led 24-16 at the half. Mexico exchanged baskets in the third quarter with Boonville with the Bulldogs outscoring the Pirates 14-12. The Bulldogs did a great job in the fourth quarter holding Boonville to 5 points and posting their 11th victory of the season 48-33 for the third place trophy in the California Tournament.
Jon Anderson and Jake Willer led the Bulldogs in scoring with 12 points, while Jaeon Nunnelly added 8, and Jake Anderson contributed 7 points. Jake Anderson and Jake Willer were selected to the California All-Tournament Team.
The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday night at home in the second annual Gary Filbert Classic as they host the Warrensburg Tigers. The girls game is at 6:15 and boys at 8 p.m.
WRESTLING: The Mexico Matmen wrestled in the St. Charles Tournament on Saturday and came home with 191.5 points and first place. Ladue came in second with 163.5 ponts and Fort Zumwalt South finished third with 149 points.
The Bulldogs return home Tuesday in a varsity match against Moberly.
113 – Jadin Taylor's place is sixth. Round 1 Taylor won by pin over Tucker Jesse (Parkway Central) 2:48 . Quarter final, Dakota Werner (Warrenton) won by major decision over Taylor, 9-1. Consolation Round 2 Taylor won by pin over Christian Yates (Fort Zumwalt South, 5:34. Consolation Round 3 - Taylor won by disqualification over Zack Lewis (Hazelwood West). Consolation Semi-final: Dorian Young (McCluer South Berkeley) won by decision over Taylor, 11-6.
Fifth place match Dakot Werner won by pin over Taylor, 3:42.
120 – Hunter Smith third place. Championship Round 1 Smith won by pin over Andrew Brands (Fort Zumwalt South), 3:18. Quarterfinal Smithwon by pin over Trevor Casady (Camdenton), 1:25). Semifinal Byron Smith (Cordova) won by pin over Smith, 5:08. Consolation Semi - Smith won by pin over John Broughton (MICDS), 0:39. Third place Smith won by pin over Reid Hanmore (St. Charles), 3:15.
126 - Jordan Jones third place. Championship Round 1 - Jones won by pin over Chase Asberry (Park Way South), 1:16. Quarterfinal - Jones won by pin over Alonso Hernandez (Ladue), 3:46). Semifinal - Jesse Czerniewski (Fort Zumwalt South) won by decision over Jones, 4-2. Consolation Semi - Jones won by tech fall over Eric Nevels (Winfield), TF 17-0. Third place match - won by pin over Aaron Vincent (Poplar Bluff), 22:41.
132 - Scott Speaks fourth place. Championship Round 1 - Speaks received a bye. Champinship Round 2 - Speaks won by decision over Kris Paschel (Camdenton) 5-4.Quarterfinal - Anthony Alagna (FOX) won by pin over Speaks, 5:20. Consolation Round 4 - Speaks won by pin over Colburn Wagner (Priory), 1:56. Consolation Round 5 - Speaks won by pin over Ryan Kinder (Windsor), 5:20. Consolation Semi - Speaks won by decision over Austin Graeler (Fort Zumwalt North), 8-7. Third Place Match - Anthony Alagna (FOX) won by pin over Speaks,1:31.
138 - Jayde Moran's first place. Championship Round 1 - Moran won by pin over Savion Kent (McCluer), Pin 2:34. Quarterfinal - Moran won by pin over Michael Herman (Priory), 1:32. Semifinal - Moran won by tech fall over James Javaux (Winfield), TF 20-3. First Place Match - Moran (MEXICO) won by pin over Adrian Watson (McCluer South Berkeley), 1:48.
145 - Jake Vitale's first place. Championship Round 1 - Vitale received a bye. Championship Round 2 - Vitale won by pin over Quinton Moore (Fort Zumwalt North), 3:20. Quarterfinal - Vitale won by pin over Tayler Nicholson (Winfield), 1:19. Semifinal - Vitale won by pin over Nick Scherer (MICDS), 2:52. First Place Match - Vitale won by major decision over Nic Smith (Fort Zumwalt South), Maj 9-0.
152 - Samuel Fayad fifth place. Championship Round 1 - Samuel Fayad won by pin over Zach Wilhelm (Chaminade), 5:32. Championship Round 2 -Fayad won by pin over Paul Cassell (Parkway North), 2:31. Quarterfinal - Alex Willis (McCluer) 8-4 won by major decision over Fayad, Maj 17-4. Consolation Round 4 - Fayad won by decision over Chris Wagner (FOX), 7-2. Consolation Round 5 - Samuel Fayad 18-15 won by decision over Shaquan Whitaker (Pattonville), 5-2. Consolation Semi - Jonathon Cecil (Fort Zumwalt North) won by decision over Fayad, 5-1. Fifth Place Match - Fayad won by decision over Nick Lang (Hazelwood West), 9-3.
160 - Dalton Logerman's place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points. Championship Round 1 - Eric Thomas (Pattonville) won by pin over Logerman, 0:11. Consolation Round 1 - Karon Whitaker (Cordova)won by decision Logerman, 11-10.
170 - Anthony Brower sixth place. Championship Round 1 - Anthony Brower won by pin over Jamal White (McCluer South Berkeley), 1:03. Championship Round 2 - Ian Wiegand (FOX) won by decision over Anthony Brower, 9-8. Consoaltion Round 2 - Brower won by tech fall over Zach Siebert (Maplewood), TF 16-1. Consoaltion Round 3 - Brower won by pin over Drequan Adams (Cordova), 0:49. Consolation Round 4 - Brower won by pin over Zach Ham (Winfield), 2:42. Consolation Round 5 - Browerwon by decision over Lucas Clay (Ladue), 17-13. Consolation Semi - Ian Wiegand (FOX) won by major decision over Brower, Maj 12-2. Fith Place Match - Charles Barnes (MICDS) won by pin over Brower, 0:40.
182 - Payton Turner fourth place. Championship Round 1 - Turner won by decision over Louis Grace (MICDS), 5-4. Quarterfinal - Turner won by pin over Jordan Lansford (Poplar Bluff), 3:26. Semifinal - Jordan Davis (Cordova)won by pin over Turner, 0:36. Consolation Semi - Turner won by pin over Louis Grace (MICDS), 2:53. Third Place Match - Jack Hobbs (Fort Zumwalt South) won by decision over Turner, 9-7.
195 - Thorne Cheney place is unknown.nChampionship Round 1 - Cheney received a bye. Championship Round 2 - Cheney won by pin over Andrew Duncan (MICDS), 0:30. Quarterfinal - Ben Bentley (Fort Zumwalt South)won by decision over Cheney, 4-3. Consolation Round 4 - Alexx Wilsman (Camdenton)won by decision over Cheney, 7-1.
220 - John Lummis sixth place. Championship Round 1 - Lummis received a bye. Quarterfinal - Joshuwa Hoener (Fort Zumwalt North) won by pin over Lummis, 1:07. Consolation Round 2 - Lummis received a bye. Consolation Round 3 - Lummis won by pin over Malik Jones (Parkway Central), 0:46. Consolation Semi - Taylor Boyce (Priory) won by pin over Lummis, 0:53. Fifth Place Match - Stephan Harper (Poplar Bluff) won by pin over Lummis, 1:05.
285 - Zach Manns place is unknown. Championship Round 1 - Wyatt Gale (Priory) won by pin over Manns, 5:24. Consolation Round 1 - Manns received a bye. Consolation Round 2 - Austin Lott (Forth Zumwalt North) won by pin over Manns, 1:30.