Owls sweep Fulton for season

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Owls got four three-pointers from junior Connor Cooley, two in the fourth quarter, to even their NCMC record at 3-3. (Chris Allen/Democrat-News)

The Marshall boys' basketball team completed a three-game sweep of Fulton this season Tuesday with a 62-47 NCMC home win.

The Owls won much more comfortably than they did on their opponent's court Dec. 13, a 64-62 league decision, and matched their 14-point triumph over the Hornets at the California Tournament on Jan. 14.

Junior Connor Cooley's three-pointer capped a 13-0 Marshall run in the first quarter for a 15-2 lead. However, Fulton scored the next 10 points, sophomore Kalin Mitchell connecting from outside.

The Owls got their lead back into double digits late in the first half when sophomore Zach Maupin converted a fast break off a steal by junior Connor Cooley.

The Hornets got to within six points during the third period, but Marshall pulled away with a 12-3 stretch closed by back-to-back buckets from junior Lance Thomas.

Trailing by 14 points heading into the final frame, Fulton got a pair of goals each from senior Chris Tilson and junior Ricky Dawson and got the margin down to 46-38, but Cooley quickly answered with a three, senior Zach Glassmaker followed his own missed shot for a deuce, came up with a steal and sank a free throw.

Another Cooley bomb stretched the Owls' advantage to 55-40 and a threat was averted.

Tilson and Mitchell each scored 10 points for the Hornets (6-14, 1-6 NCMC).

Cooley and Maupin tallied 12 points apiece for Marshall (8-9, 3-3), with Glassmaker adding 10 points and five rebounds and junior Logan Harris contributing eight points and dishing out four assists.

The Owls will seek their third straight win Friday at Boonville.

Marceline 47, Slater 35

MARCELINE -- Sophomore Daniel Corbin scored 19 points as Marceline avenged last week's Lewis and Clark Conference loss at Slater with a 47-35 home win.

Corbin hit three shots during the first period to help stake the Tigers to an 11-5 lead. They added to their four-point halftime cushion with a 16-10 third period, freshman Makenzie Fessler and sophomore Bryce Jobson combining for 10 points.

While the Wildcats managed only two field goals during the fourth quarter, Marceline (7-12, 3-4 L&C) converted six of eight free-throw attempts.

Senior Caleb Pemberton had 18 points for Slater (10-10, 4-3), which plays Friday at Westran.

Sweet Springs 60, Orrick 36

ORRICK -- Despite not having played since Jan. 30, Sweet Springs had no trouble shaking off the rust Tuesday during a 60-36 I-70 Conference victory at Orrick.

Seniors Jacob Schowengerdt and Jeffery Hall each made three goals as the Greyhounds raced out to a 19-9 first-quarter lead. Hall hit two more three-pointers during the third period to stretch the margin past 20 points.

The Bearcats (5-16, 1-3 I-70) got 10 points from senior John Moore.

Schowengerdt wound up with 22 points and five assists and senior Nathan Vogelsmeier added 13 points for Sweet Springs (14-5, 3-1), which hosts St. Paul for Friday's Courtwarming.

Wellington 64, Santa Fe 44

ALMA -- Sophomore Dallas Reynolds' five buckets paced Wellington-Napoleon to a 17-6 start Tuesday during its 64-44 I-70 Conference romp at Santa Fe.

The Tigers also got five first-half goals from junior Tristan Green to take a commanding 38-18 lead into the break. Junior Drew Bunch led Wellington (14-8, 4-1 I-70) in scoring for the game with 15 points.

Junior Truman Sleeper had a game-high 17 points for the Chiefs (3-15, 1-3), who host Concordia on Friday.

Girls

Slater 45, Marceline 37

MARCELINE -- Senior Mary Rose Gonzalez' 23 points and 10 rebounds were key for the Slater girls as they maintained their hold on first place in the Lewis and Clark Conference standings Tuesday with a 45-37 decision at Marceline.

Gonzalez made four baskets down the stretch to keep the Lady Wildcats in front. Slater trailed by eight points at halftime, but senior Shay Babcock buried a pair of three-pointers during an 18-6 third-quarter spree.

The Lady Tigers (13-7, 3-4 L&C) were paced by senior Morgan McCormick's 23 points.

Also recording a double-double for the Lady 'Cats (14-6, 6-1) was senior Mary Anne Boston with 10 points and 10 boards.

Orrick 46, Sweet Springs 27

ORRICK -- Senior Madison Winters scored 18 points for Orrick, which had no difficulty with Sweet Springs during a 46-27 I-70 Conference home win.

The Lady Bearcats pulled out to a 16-5 lead at the end of one period and extended the margin to 20 points by intermission. Junior Sam Fulte chipped in with 14 points for Orrick (18-3, 3-1 I-70).

The Lady Greyhounds (12-6, 1-3) were topped by senior Christina Higgins' seven points. They host Father Tolton Catholic of Columbia for a non-conference contest Thursday.

Wellington 51, Santa Fe 39

ALMA -- A scoreless second quarter doomed Santa Fe during Tuesday's 51-39 home loss to I-70 Conference-leading Wellington-Napoleon.

The Lady Chiefs broke out to a 14-5 lead, but were shut out during the second period and out-scored 33-9 over the middle two frames by the Lady Tigers -- with 6-foot-2 junior Mikayla Lohsandt tallying 12 of her team-high 16 points during that stretch.

Wellington (15-6, 5-0 I-70) lived on the free-throw line during the fourth quarter, making 12 of 19 attempts. The Lady Tigers had 41 shots from the charity stripe during the game.

Junior Lexi Smith led all players with 19 points for Santa Fe (12-8, 2-2).

Contact Chris Allen at callen@marshallnews.com

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