MHS boys win both basketball and wrestling
MHS Boys Basketball
Mexico boys basketball used a 17 point second quarter to separate themselves from Marshall, holding on to beat the Owls 64-57 Tuesday night at Gary Filbert Court in the Mexico Sports Complex.
The Bulldogs improve to 3-2 with the conference win, the first NCMC matchup of the year for the team.
The Bulldogs only outscored the Owls in one quarter, but it was enough for the victory. The Owls led 14-13 after the first, but a 17-6 second quarter let the Bulldogs head into the half with a 30-20 lead.
The Bulldogs scored 17 points in both the third and fourth quarters while the Owls recorded 19 and 18 points in each period.
Cole Jaramillo was once again the leading scorer for the Bulldogs with 33 points while also recording three steals. Skylar Harrington recorded 11 points, seven assists and two steals and Malik Holman had nine points, seven rebounds and two steals to help lead the Bulldogs to victory.
James Norton, Wesley Oetting and D'Milo Nunnelly were key defensive contributors for the Bulldogs. Norton scored seven points and had six rebounds, Oetting had four points and six rebounds and Nunnelly recorded three rebounds.
In junior varsity action, the Bulldogs beat the Owls 49-39 to begin the season with a win. The Bulldogs led 19-16 at the half and stretched the lead to 34-26 during the third quarter. Miguel Vega was the Buldogs' leading scorer with 15 points while Brady Jacobi had nine.
Both teams return to the court Dec. 17 at Kirksville.
MHS Wrestling Report
Just up the stairs from Gary Filbert Court, Mexico wrestling beat Sedalia's Smith Cotton Tigers and the Marshall Owls in a triangle meet Tuesday at Bob Gooch Gymnasium.
"It was a great night of wrestling with a big win in the conference over Marshall," Mexico coach Gayle Adams said. "The guys are improving everyday."
The Bulldogs started the night with a dual against the Tigers. After forfeiting at the 106 weight class, Mexico got its first win at 113 when Shea O'Rourke pinned Smith-Cotton's Kyle Perez at 2 minutes 59 seconds.
The Bulldogs forfeited again at 120 and 126 while the Tigers forfeited at 132 to give the Tigers an 18-12 advantage through five weight classes.
Mexico's Jadin Taylor lost by decision to Tanner Proctor at 138 to give the Tigers three more points and a 21-12 lead before Brit Wilson pinned Smith-Cotton's Taylor Schubert at 25 seconds and JW Turner pinned Zach Pinter at 3 minutes 9 seconds to return the lead to the Bulldogs, 24-21.
Sam Fayad lost a decision at 160 and Dalton Logerman was pinned to leave the Bulldogs trailing 30-24 with four matches remaining.
Payton Turner was just one point short of a tech fall, beating Smith-Cotton's Barry Rivera 24-10 before Anthony Brower, Jaylen Lee and John Lumis all won by pin to give the Bulldogs a 46-30 win.
Against the Owls, the Bulldogs once against forfeited at the 120 and 126 weight classes before Jordan Jones won by a pin in 1 minutes 59 seconds at 132.
Jadin Taylor won a forfeit at 138 and Brit Wilson pinned Marshall's Aaron Sims in 4 minutes 18 seconds in the 145 weight class to give the Bulldogs an 18-12 lead. Marshall's Chris Stephenson tied the match by pinning JW Turner before the Bulldogs won six matches in a row to blow the score open.
Sam Fayad, Dalton Logerman, Anthony Brower, and John Lumis all got pins while Jaylen Lee and Payton Turner won decisions before the Bulldogs lost again, a forfeit at 106 pounds. Shea O'Rourke finished the night by pinning Marshall's Austin Ballard in 4 minute 28 seconds and the Bulldogs beat the Owls 54-24.
In junior varsity action, David Rendon, Blake James, Ethan Musgrove, Cameron Fox, Dylan Goodman, Allek Adams each had wins.
Bulldogs wrestling returns to action Saturday when they host the Mexico Bulldog Invitational.