'Cats knock off No. 5 Cairo to lead CAC
CAIRO -- The Slater boys' basketball team is wondering what it has to do to get respect.
After being handed its first loss of the season by the Wildcats early last week, New Franklin broke into the Class 2 poll at No. 6. The following day, the Purple went to fifth-ranked Cairo, dishing out its second CAC loss of the season, 46-43.
The Bearcats took a two-point lead into halftime Friday, but senior Chandler Zdybel scored eight points and senior Aden Campbell hit a pair of three-pointers during Slater 19-8 third period. The 'Cats sank six of nine free throws during the final frame to pick up the win -- remaining in a tie with New Franklin for first place.
Junior Bryce Taylor scored 15 points to pace Cairo (19-3, 5-2 CAC), which Zdybel matched with 15 points for the 'Cats (18-2, 6-1).
Senior Shaylee Chrisman scored 18 points, seven during a 15-6 first quarter, to pace the Lady Bearcats' (13-9, 5-3) 52-43 win over the Slater girls. The Lady 'Cats (6-13, 2-5) were led by senior by Uhlich with 14 points.
Slater begins a three-game finale to the regular season Tuesday at Glasgow.
Senior Adreke Brumbaugh's 27 points led the Hannibal boys' charge Saturday during a 64-44 NCMC win at Marshall.
Brumbaugh had 11 points during a first half that saw the Pirates (7-11, 3-4 NCMC) build a 10-point lead, then eight third-quarter points as the margin enlarged to 15 points.
The Owls (3-16, 2-5), playing without two starters, got 21 points from senior Jace Lance. They host Smith-Cotton on Monday.
The Marshall girls suffered their fifth loss in the last six games, falling to Hannibal (13-7, 4-2), 68-51. The Lady Owls (11-8, 3-4) play Monday at Boonville.
ALMA -- The Santa Fe girls' defense suffocated visiting Concordia for a 54-22 I-70 Conference victory Friday.
Sophomore Bella Limback scored eight of her 12 points during the Lady Chiefs' 18-2 first-quarter spree, during which they didn't allow a field goal.
Sophomore Landry Young had 10 points for the Lady Orioles (10-9, 0-5 I-70), with senior Carrigan Smith tallying a game-high 19 points for Santa Fe (17-5, 4-2).
Concordia got its revenge in the boys' game, with senior Colby Stein racking up 23 points for a 56-41 victory over the Chiefs.
Junior Troy Brandt added 16 points for the Orioles (13-8, 2-3).
Senior Alex Edwards had 14 points for Santa Fe (4-18, 1-5), which hosts Sweet Springs in a make-up doubleheader Monday.
SWEET SPRINGS -- St. Paul kept the Sweet Springs girls from getting in a shooting groove Friday, winning a 39-25 I-70 Conference road contest.
The Lady Saints didn't bring much firepower either, but a 13-0 second quarter sent them into the second half with a nine-point lead. Sophomore Adrien Martens scored eight of her game-high 10 points after the break for St. Paul (8-11, 3-3 I-70).
The Lady Greyhounds (9-9, 1-3) got eight points from junior Michaela Malter.
The Sweet Springs boys were unable to knock St. Paul from its perch atop the league standings, dropping a 55-42 decision. The Saints (14-5, 6-0) have a head-to-head showdown against No. 7 Crest Ridge on Thursday to decide the title.
The 'Hounds (4-14, 1-3) will try to snap a five-game losing streak Monday at Santa Fe.
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