MEXICO LADY BULLDOGS: Bad defense combined with poor shooting in the first half, shooting only 17 percent from the field, put the Lady Bulldogs in a uphill battle in a 52-43 loss Monday night against conference rival Fulton Lady Hornets.
MHS coach Ed Costley credited Fulton as the Hornets took it to the Bulldogs who didn't respond physically or mentally. "Foul trouble early forced us to play cautious and they took advantage of it to build a lead," added the MHS coach.
Kelli Ingrum and Brooke Costley were able to hit some buckets in late to cut the lead to 8. Cassie Schmidt played some hard minutes along with Anne Baker down low. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Costley with 18 points including 4 from three-point range, followed by Kelli Ingrum with 11. Ingrum also led the team in rebounds with 7 and was 3 for 3 at the free throw line. Anne Baker brought down 6 rebounds, had 5 steals and was 2 for 2 at the free throw line. Schmidt was also perfect at the free throw line going 2 for 2.
The Lady Dawgs are 11-7 overall and 4-2 in conference. They return home Friday to play Marshall Owls, another conference opponent.
SCORES BY QUARTER:
Brooke Costley: 18P, 1 assist, 1RB, 2 steals.
Remi Greenwell: 4P, 2 assists, 2 steals.
Ashlie Woodruff: 1 assist, 1RB.
Kaitlin Ingrum: 1 assist, 1 steal.
Karen Baker: 3P, 1 assist, 3RB.
Kelli Ingrum: 11P, 7RB, 2 steals.
Cassie Schmidt: 2P, 1RB.
Anne Baker: 5P, 5 assists, 6RB, 2 steals.
The junior varsity pulled out a close one winning 39-37. Kaitlin Ingrum led the Lady Dawgs with 12 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Riley Greenwell and Abigail Gooch each scored 6 points. Gooch also led in rebounds with 6 and in steals with 3.
PARIS BOYS: The Paris Coyotes lost to New Bloomfield 56-46. "Once again we got off to a slow start, We went into half, down by 20," said Paris Coach Wade Billington. The boys came out fired up and ready to play in the second half. They cut the lead to five with about three minutes to go in the game. "We were unable to close the gap any further and New Bloomfield did a nice job of hitting their free throws down the stretch," said the coach.
In the second half the Coyotes executed extremely well on both ends of the floor. "We have to find a way to come out energized to start a ballgame," said Billington.
Zane Lockhart led in scoring for the Coyotes with 14 points. Slater Stone scored 11, Brant Francis, put in 9 points, Kyle Popkes scored 7, Mike Ensor had 4 points and Laine Forrest scored 1 point. Lockhart led in rebounds with 10, followed by Stone with 8.
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Paris : 7-7-17-15
New Bloomfield: 15-19-19-12
COMMUNITY R-6 BOYS: The Trojans basketball team outscored South Callaway this past weekend 57-50 to increase their record to 13-4. R-6 had three players in double figures. Lane Thebeau scored 17, Sean Wilson, 12, and Conner Brooks, 11. Clay Thebeau scored 7 and Shane Myers scored 3. Three players scored from the three-point range: Lane Thebeau scored 2, Brooks and Myers each scored 1. Wilson led in rebounds with 10, followed by Durham with 6 and Brooks, 5. Wilson and Lane Thebeau shared in assists with 2 each, and Lane Thebeau had 3 steals.
NORTH CALLAWAY GIRLS: The No. 7 seed Lady Wildcats from Linn upset the No. 2 seed North Callaway Ladybirds Monday night in overtime in the Southern Boone Tournament by a score of 59-53.
With 3 1/2 minutes left in the half, the Ladybirds had their biggest lead, 24-14, when the Lady Wildcats began hitting 3-pointers. Going into the locker room North Callaway was ahead by one. The second half was back and forth. North Callaway had a 3-point lead with 6 seconds left in the game when Linn went up for a 3-pointer and missed. Melissa Thoenen from Linn got the rebound and made the final shot of the game (a 3-pointer) sending the game into overtime.
In OT Linn outscored North Callaway 9-3 with the Lady Wildcats hitting 7 of 8 free throws.
For North Callaway, Jaida Gray led all players with 21 points, including two 3-pointers, making one 3-pointer in OT. Tara Oberlag scored 11 points for North Callaway. Kelsey Coil led the team with 9 rebounds; and Cassidy Webster, had 5 assists.
North Callaway falls to 12-6 and plays again Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
The junior varsity boys and girls played at home Monday night against Southern Boone. The boys lost 39-38 and the girls lost 32-8. For the boys Steven Coleman scored 11 points. The Thunderbirds are 9-4 on the season. For the Ladybirds, Lacey Moreland and Taylor Wiseman each scored 3 points. The girls fall 3-11 on the season.
COMMUNITY R-6 JV: The Community R-6 Lady Trojans defeated the Van-Far Lady Indians 35-10 Monday.
Top scorers for R-6 included: Sam Jackson and Danielle Brooks both with 8 and Rebecca Hagan with 7 points.