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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Thunderbirds defeat Wellsville-Middletown

  • North Callaway improves its record to 3-4
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  • North Callaway boys basketball improved to 3-4 (1-1 EMO) Friday after beating the Wellsville-Middletown Tigers 55-34 in Wellsville. The Tigers slip to 3-4 (1-1 EMO) with the loss.
    The Thunderbirds rushed out to an early lead, scoring 18 points in the first quarter and 17 in the second while holding the Tigers to four points in the first and 11 in the second to lead 35-15 at the half.
    "We got off to a really good start in that first quarter, both offensively and defensively," North Callaway coach Tim Turlington said. "We needed to do that against a much, much improved Wellsville team."
    The Tigers outscored the Thunderbirds 8-7 in the third quarter, but North Callaway bounced back with a 13-11 fourth quarter to seal the victory.
    Brett Metcalf was the Thunderbirds' leading scorer with 18 points, including eight in the first quarter. Metcalf also recorded nine rebounds to lead the Thunderbirds on the boards. Brandon Hagedorn added 13 points and Miguel Hudson scored 10 to add to the North Callaway victory.
    Dre Hall scored 17 points to lead the Tigers.
    In junior varsity action, the Tigers beat the Thunderbirds 33-24. Matthew Breeden was the Tigers' leading scorer with 12 points. Manziel Payne had six points for the Thunderbirds.
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