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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Overtime victory

  • Bulldog girls beat Tigers 36-35
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  • The MHS Lady Bulldogs basketball team improved to 3-4 (2-0 NCMC) record with a 36-35 overtime win against a conference opponent Monday in Kirksville.
    "It was a good win," Mexico coach Ed Costley said. "The girls gutted it out and to get a win on the road at Kirksville is always a positive."
    The Bulldogs led 17-13 at the half and extended their lead to 23-13 in the third quarter.
    The Tigers rallied at the same time Mexico shooting went cold, tying the game at 23.
    With just eight seconds left in regulation, Danielle Baumgartner hit a jump shot to take the lead 27-25, but the Tigers drove the court and hit a field goal to tie the game at 27 and force overtime.
    In overtime, the Bulldogs trailed 35-32 with just 30 seconds to play. The Tigers turned the ball over, allowing Baumgartner to hit an easy layup.
    The Bulldogs forced another turnover and Kelli Ingrum hit a baseline shot to give the Bulldogs a one-point lead 36-35.
    The Tigers had one last opportunity to take the lead, but missed a 14-footer at the buzzer as the Bulldogs walked away with the victory.
    Kelli Ingrum led the Bulldogs in scoring, hitting 17 point on 8-13 shooting while also contributing a team-leading seven rebounds.
    Baumgartner and Ali Mudd had eight points each. Kaitlin Ingrum and Remington Greenwell had four rebounds and three steals each.
    The Bulldogs face another tough NCMC opponent on the road Thursday when they travel to Hannibal.
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