The Harrisburg and Moberly basketball teams engaged in two battles Monday night, with the Lady Spartans winning 39-34, and the Bulldogs coming back from nine down in the second half to win 59-54 in overtime. In the girls game, Moberly’s Kennedy Messer led all scorers with 13, including a pair of big threes in the fourth quarter.

J.B. Connoley with the call on 99.9, The Captain, and Moberly coach Tony Vestal…

Harrisburg was led by Zoe Carr’s 12 points. Coach Ryan Richardson…

Moberly is now 2-0, and will host Macon as part of a doubleheader Thursday night on The Captain. Harrisburg falls to 1-2, and plays in the Centralia Tournament next.

Harrisburg’s boys trailed by seven at halftime. Tanner Lanes led the Bulldogs with 15 points, including ten after halftime as part of their comeback win.

After being tied at 45 at the end of regulation, the Harrisburg boys scored the first 12 points of overtime to go up 57-45 with 45 seconds left, before Moberly cut the margin to as few as four.

Jaisten Payne finished with a game-high 27. Moberly coach Cord Hagedorn…

Bulldogs coach Kyle Fisher…

Moberly is now 0-1. Harrisburg is 2-1, and play Calvary Lutheran in the Norm Stewart Classic Saturday morning at 3.

Find our postgame interviews with all four coaches with this story at

Harrisburg Coach Ryan Richardson:

Moberly Coach Tony Vestal:

Harrisburg Coach Kyle Fisher:

Moberly Coach Cord Hagedorn: