The Kirksville boys pulled away in the fourth quarter and the Moberly girls won big in an NCMC doubleheader at Kirksville Tuesday night.
The Kirksville boys won 61-50. The Tigers scored the first five points before Moberly closed the quarter on a 12-5 run. The Spartans led for most of the second quarter and took a 24-23 lead into the break. Both teams went back-and-forth in the third.
Austin Ward with the calls on KRES and centralmoinfo.com. The Tigers regained the lead at 40-38 on a Cole Kelly buzzer beater to end the quarter. Gavin Pike made a free throw to break a tie at 42 and that started a personal 7-0 run.
Kirksville maintained at least a seven point lead the rest of the way. Pike finished with a game-high 18 points for the 9-5 Tigers. Coach Tyler Martin was happy for him and others to be key contributors.
Cole Kelly added 16 and Justin McKim 11. Moberly got 14 from BJ Godreau, 12 from Cameron Doubrava and 11 by Mason Bivins. Coach Brett Boyer said it looked different than previous games.
The Spartans fall to 8-9.
The Moberly girls led wire-to-wire in a 65-33 victory. Haley Baker contributed 15 points.
Coach Tony Vestal…
The Lady Spartans were led by Asa Fanning with 24. Grace Billington scored 13. Vestal was pleased with the quick start.
Moberly moves to 15-2. Kirksville drops to 7-7.
Kirksville boys coach Tyler Martin:
Moberly boys coach Brett Boyer:
Moberly girls coach Tony Vestal: