Reports published Jan. 17, 2013 in The Mexico Ledger
SEVENTH GRADE GIRLS: The Mexico Middle School girls advance to the chamionship game in their own tournament after a victory over Warrenton with a score of 29-11. "I was extremely impressed with how the girls played. Every single player put out their best effort with rebounding, steals, and shooting. Warrenton gave us a hard time the first time we played them, but this game showed what Mexico is made of. Kylie Morgan had a great defensive game with being very active and attempting to steal every chance she got. Elisabeth Gooch had an amazing game, both offensively and defensively," said MMS coach Stephanie Schutte.
Leading scorers for Mexico were: Adria Costley 16P, Elisabeth Gooch 9P, Kylie Morgan and MacKenzie Davis 2P each.
Mexico plays the championship game at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Middle School gym.
SEVENTH GRADE BOYS: The Bulldogs mounted a second-half comeback to move past Warrenton 34-30 in the Mexico Middle School Tournament, advancing to the championship game Saturday at 1:45. Warrenton jumped out to a 9-4 lead after the first and held that lead 18-10 going into the half. The Bulldogs used better shot selection and a stingy defense to get back in the game, coming out with more intensity in the third quarter and were able to cut the deficit to one point, 24-23. Big shots from Deion Wayman and Malik Sheets were able to propel the Bulldogs in the fourth, helping take the lead and never relinquishing it.
"I knew this game would be a battle, and the boys showed that they can battle through adversity to come out with a win. I was very impressed and proud of the way they handled being down early, they never gave up and played their hearts out in the second half," MMS coach Brandon Schafer said.
Leading the Bulldogs were Michael White and Deion Wayman with 10P apiece. Cameron Holman 7P, Avion Williams 2P, Malik Sheets 2P, J'Marquay McGrueder 2P, and Brian Goodwith 1P each contributed in the comeback win.
MEXICO/COMMUNITY R-6 JV: The game with the Lady Bulldogs and Lady Trojans was tied at 17 with about 4 minutes to go when Mexico hit three baskets from the 3-point range taking the victory 25-18 Tuesday night. "We played well until we let a couple of their key players get loose and knock down some jumpshots," said R-6 coach Bob Curtis.
For Mexico Kaitlyn Mudd scored 10 points and Karen Baker scored 6. For R-6 Bianca Stafford scored 6 points and teammates Courtney Bertels and Rebecca Hagan scored 4 points each.
NORTH CALLAWAY JV GIRLS: On Tuesday night the junior varsity Ladybirds were hosts to the Hallsville Lady Indians. The Indians prevailed 39-19. For North Callaway Ariel Branham and Erinn Bush each scored 4 points. For Hallsville Megan Bereswill scored 10 points to lead the Indians.
North Callaway's record falls to 2-9.
NORTH CALLAWAY JV BOYS: The junior varsity North Callaway boys also lost to North Callaway, but in a much closer game with the final 36-33 in favor of Hallsville. North Callaway was leading at half 18-14. For North Callaway Steven Coleman had 13 points; and for Hallsville Tracey Fulton scored 9 points.
North Callaway's record is now 5-3.