Randolph County Owns Final Night of MACC Shootout

Randolph County schools were victorious in all four games at the MACC Holiday Shootout Saturday night.

The Moberly Lady Spartans won 53-45 to hand the Montgomery County Lady Wildcats their first loss of the season. Montgomery County controlled much of the first half after Moberly scored the opening bucket. The Lady Spartans tied late in the half on a Grace Billington three and went to the break leading 22-19. Billington was key in maintaining the lead.

Austin Ward with the call on KWIX and centralmoinfo.com. That was part of a 10-0 Moberly run after the Lady Wildcats had cut their deficit to two. Montgomery responded with a 15-5 run to get back within three, but Haley Baker iced the game by going four-for-four from the free throw line. Coach Tony Vestal’s squad held the Lady Wildcats scoreless in the second quarter.

Billington finished with 26 points while Asa Fanning had 17. Montgomery was led by Maddy Queathem’s 23 and Malia Rodgers’ 19. They fall to 10-1 and Moberly is 8-1.

The Westran Hornets opened up a double-digit lead in the second half and held-off a late Cairo rally to win 61-56. The Hornets trailed 23-20 at the half, but two quick baskets by Marshall Kitchen provided a spark.

Colin Schowe with the calls. The Hornets went on to outscore the Bearcats 15-8 in the third quarter and built an eleven-point advantage in the fourth. Trent Brandow led the Hornets with 21 points while Kitchen added 13. Coach Chris Sander discussed the key to the team’s offensive success in the second half.

Cairo got within four down the stretch as Kaden Winkler and Shaun Luecke combined for five three-pointers in the fourth. Justin Thrasher and Dalton Taylor scored 14 points each to lead the Bearcats. Coach Brian Winkler analyzed his team’s effort.

The Bearcats drop to 3-6 on the season while Westran moves to 8-2.

The Cairo girls nearly led wire-to-wire in a 60-47 win over California. Four Lady Cats ended with double figures: Macie Harman led with 17, Olivia Cross had 13, Avery Brumley scored 12 and Kennedy Kearns ended with 10. Coach Winkler believes there is still room to grow.

California got 14 points from Kierstyn Lawson. Cairo is 9-1 and California falls to 5-5.

The Moberly boys closed the shootout in style with a 73-50 victory over the Osage Indians. The Spartans went on a 13-0 run in the second quarter to gain a 36-22 halftime lead over the Indians. Osage cut the lead back to five by the halfway point of the third but the Spartans bounced back to lead by twelve at the end of quarter. Coach Brett Boyer said he was pleased with the way the team responded to Osage’s rally.

They went on to outscore the Indians 19-8 in the fourth to close the game out. Cameron Doubrava led the 6-4 Spartans with 21 points. Boyer explained the key to Doubrava’s success on the night.

Jay Lindsay added 14 points and Ty Rucker chipped-in 13 points for the Spartans. Six different Indians tied for the team-lead with seven points as they fall to 5-6 on the season.


Moberly girls coach Tony Vestal

Westran boys coach Chris Sander

Cairo boys coach Brian Winkler

Cairo girls coach Brian Winkler

Moberly boys coach Brett Boyer