Eight grade girls beat Columbia West Middle School

Mexico eighth grade girls beat Columbia's West Middle School Vikings 23-5 Tuesday during pool play at the Chester Boren Tournament in Centralia.
"After a lopsided loss to Centralia on Monday, the girls really bounced back and put in a good effort to pick up their first win of the season," coach Cindy Allison said. "I thought we did a better job rebounding and overall took much better shots in the game."
MacKenzie Davis was the Bulldogs leading scorer with ten points while contributing four rebounds and three steals. Elisabeth Gooch had seven points and five rebounds, Julie Rothermich had four points and Kylie Morgan had two points and three steals. Ana Minnick also contributed to the Bulldogs victory with seven rebounds.
The Bulldogs return to the court tonight against Boonville.
"It was a good team win and we are happy to have a shot at third place," Allison said.
The seventh grade girls beat Boonville's St. Peter and Paul Catholic School Warriors 44-17, Wednesday at the Fulton Seventh Grade Tournament.
"I was impressed with how well the players worked together on both offense and defense," coach Stephanie Robinett said. "We were able to get a lead in the first half and have a lot of shot attempts. Our defense was much better with helping out and reading the pass for a steal."
The Bulldogs improve to 3-1 with the win.
Aaryn Sampo was the Bulldogs' leading scorer with 15 points. Sampo, Raigan Playter and Grace Wortmann had five steals each and Mattie Roth contributed nine rebounds.
The Bulldogs return to the court tonight against Fulton.
Mexico seventh grade boys lost to the Warriors Wednesday, 41-30.
The Bulldogs led 22-19 at half but managed only eight second half points.
"We came out firing early and were able to get some easy baskets with our press," coach Brandon Schafer said. "Cole Whalen hit three threes in the first quarter which was huge boost for our team."
Whalen was the Bulldogs' leading scorer with 14 points. Taylor Bledsoe contributed eight more and Tony Hall had three points. Cody Cannon and Jasean White had two points each and Jake Sims had one.
"Every game these boys are getting better," Schafer said. We have to buckle down on defense and find ways to score when things start to get tough."
The Bulldogs return to the court against Fulton tonight.