MEXICO SEVENTH GRADE BOYS: The seventh grade Bulldogs finished off their season undefeated with a 12-0 record with a championship win over Hannibal in the Mexico Middle School Tournament Saturday afternoon, 49-28.
The Bulldogs led at the quarters 13-8, 27-19, and 42-24. Leading the Bulldogs for a second straight night was Deion Wayman with 10 points. Michael White added 8 points, Cameron Holman and Avion Williams each scored 7 points, Cameron Baumgartner had 6, Quinton Baumgartner and Matthew Huffman each scored 4 points, Malik Sheets scored 2 and J'Marquay McGruder scored 1 point. "We had a balanced attack and used our press and defense to create extra scoring opportunities. This group of boys came out and played in every game, I was proud of the way they grew as student-athletes," MMS Coach Brandon Schafer remarked.
MEXICO SEVENTH GRADE GIRLS: The Mexico Lady Bulldogs won their Mexico Middle School championship Saturday with a 40-22 victory against Moberly. The halftime score was 22-4. Leading scorers: Adria Costley 26P, Elisabeth Gooch 7P, Kylie Morgan 3P
"We had a great championship game where everyone contributed to the win. Moberly was a tough team, but we outscored them 14-0 in the second quarter which fueled the girls intensity after halftime. I am really proud of this group of girls; they played really hard during this entire season and really ended on a great note," stated MMS Coach Stephanie Schutte, who by the way was on the first team to win this tournament.
Mexico ended its season 6-6.
COMMUNITY R-6 GIRLS: The Lady Trojans had to grind this one out as they were faced with some early foul trouble which saw Louisiana going to the line way too often in the first half. "We kept them in the game by reaching too much and not moving our feet defensively. I knew it was going to be a good game as I have scouted the Lady Bulldogs this season and saw how they are a great mix of veteran players and some good freshmen," said R-6 Coach Bob Curtis. R-6 fought to the end and came out on top 39-32.
Paige Curtis led the R-6 attack with 12 points and 10 rebounds; Amelia Knipfel and Paige Harris chipped in 8 points apiece in the win. "I thought a big difference was the first four points of the second half came from senior leader Paige Harrison who set the tone as Louisiana went into the locker room with some momentum," said Coach Curtis. The lead swelled from 5 to 9 right away setting the mark for the second half.
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
COMMUNITY R-6: 14-7-9-9
JUNIOR VARSITY: The Lady Trojans came out hitting on all cylinders Thursday night as they scored 18 points in the first quarter and never looked back from that point. The JV team improved to 3-3 on the season with the decisive 38-16 victory. The scoring was led by freshman Courtney Bertels with 10 points, Bianca Stafford had 9 points, Rebecca Hagan 7, and Sam Jackson 6.
Page 2 of 2 - COMMUNITY R-6 BOYS: Community R-6 Trojans increased their record to 10-3 after squeaking by Louisiana Bulldogs 63-60 Thursday night. Lane Thebeau led the Trojans with 18 points followed by his brother Clay who scored 16. Lane Thebeau also hit three baskets from 3-point range. Cameron Foreman scored 5 points with 1 three-pointer and led the team with 11 rebounds, followed by Justin Durham with 5.
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
COMMUNITY R-6: 15-18-22-8
NORTH CALLAWAY BOYS: Elsberry scored as many points in the second half of the game as North Callaway scored throughout the entire game Friday night with the final score Elsberry 78, North Callaway 53.
For Elsberry, Kenneth Lesley scored 31 points with 17 of those in the fourth quarter. Charles Fraction scored 24 points.
For North Callaway Brett Metcalf scored 17 points. Vance Allen scored 10. Jacob Haubner brought down 9 rebounds and had 5 assists.
The Thunderbirds are 10-5 overall and 3-2 in conference.
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
NORTH CALLAWAY: 17-13-7-16
The North Callaway junior varsity won 49-34 with Steven Coleman scored 18 points and Mike Pezold, 17.
The JV record is now 6-3.