Wrestlers finish fifth at Grain Valley

Mexico boys basketball finished second in the Montgomery County Invitational Saturday, losing to the Montgomery County Wildcats 81-69 in the championship game of the tournament.
The Bulldogs fell into a hole early, getting outscored 20-9 in the first quarter and trailing 47-33 at half. The Bulldogs fought back to within 10, finishing the third quarter still trailing 66-57, but the Wildcats pulled away with the win the fourth quarter.
Skylar Harrington was the Bulldogs leading scorer with 15 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Brady Jacobi and Cole Jaramillo also had double-digit scoring, Jacobi contributed 13 points and Jaramillo had 11.
D'Milo Nunnelly scored nine points, Wesley Oetting had eight, James Norton scored seven, Malik Holman had five and Sam Lee contributed one point.
The Bulldogs had a quick turnaround and returned to the court Sunday against the Father Tolton Trailblazers in the Norm Stewart Classic at Columbia College where they were defeated 82-58.
The Bulldogs slip to 2-2 with the losses. They return to the court Tuesday, hosting NCMC opponent Marshall.
Mexico girls basketball lost 41-39 to the Bowling Green Bobcats to finish fourth in the Montgomery County Invitational.
"It was not a pretty game all-around with 71 free throws shot between both teams," Mexico coach Ed Costley said. "Our shooting was not there and anytime we seemed to get momentum going our way a questionable call took it away."
The Bulldogs rushed out to an early 9-0 lead but trailed 21-20 at the half. A one-point third quarter put the Bulldogs in a five-point deficit that they they were unable to recover from.
Mexico shot 6-19 from beyond the arc but were only 5-36 from two-point range and 11-35 on free throws.
"When you're missing more than 20 shots in the lane and missing 24 free throws, it sets you up for a long night," Costley said "We are definitely a better team than those numbers show but we have to find a way to fight through those mental mistakes."
Karen Baker led the Bulldogs in scoring with 13 points. Danielle Baumgartner had 12 points and seven rebounds and Remington Greenwell had five points and four rebounds. Ashlie Woodruff and Kaitling Ingrum scored three points each. Kelli Ingrum had four rebounds.
The Bulldogs return to the court tonight against Marshall.
Mexico wrestling took fifth at the ten-team Grain Valley Invitational Saturday, scoring 199.5 points.
Payton Turner was the top-finisher for the Bulldogs, finishing first in the 182-pound weight class. Jordan Jones, Brit Wilson and Anthony Brower each took second in their respective weight classes while Jadin Taylor took third at 132 pounds.
The Bulldogs will host Marshall and Sedalia tomorrow in a three-team triangle meet.
In the 113-pound class, Shea O`Rourke ended up with a fifth place finish by recording two wins by pin-fall, including an 18 second pin, and won by a decision.
In the 126-pound class, David Rendon took sixth place, finishing with two wins by decision.
In the 132-pound class, Jordan Jones finished in second place with four wins, two by technical fall, and one each by pin-fall and decision.
In the 138-pound class, Jadin Taylor finished third after four wins, including two decisions, one major decision, and a pin-fall.
In the 145-pound class, Brit Wilson finished second with three wins, two by pin-fall and one by decision.
In the 152-pound class, JW Turner finished sixth with one win via pin-fall.
In the 160-pound class, Samuel Fayad finished fifth, recording three wins including one by pin-fall, one by major decision, and another by decision.
In the 170-pound class, Dalton Logerman finished ninth.
In the 182-pound class, Payton Turner took first place, recording five 5 wins, two via pin-fall, two decisions, and a technical fall.
In the 195-pound class, Anthony Brower finished second with four wins including a decision, a major decision and two pin-falls, one of which was recorded in 24-seconds.
In the 220-pound class, Jaylen Lee took sixth place with two wins, including a major decision and a pin-fall.
In the 285-pound class, John Lummis finished in sixth place recording two wins by pin-fall.