Peak Sport and Spine Holiday Shootout didn’t finish at the MACC Activity Center. Prior to the Moberly and Warrenton doubleheader Saturday night a leak in the roof above the playing floor at Fitzsimmons-John Arena became so persistent that the games were moved across town to Moberly High School. Once the transition was made the Warriors rained on the Spartans’ night even more with a sweep.
The Warrenton girls used a pair of first half runs to pull away from the Lady Spartans for a 55-48 victory. The Lady Warriors answered an early three with 13 points in a row and finished the first half with a 10 point run. Brooke Smith led Warrenton to their second victory by scoring 24 points. Moberly coach Tony Vestal said his team didn’t handle the ball well….
Mary Billington led the Lady Spartans with 24, but was involved in a late game skirmish that resulted in flagrant fouls to both her and Warrenton’s Miranda Nelson. Both were ejected, which means Moberly’s leading scorer won’t be available for their next game at Hallsville on January 7th. The Lady Spartans drop to 3-5.
The Warrenton boys finished the third quarter on an 18-nothing run and held off Moberly for a 61-51 win. The Spartans best burst came at the start of the third quarter…..
Brad Boyer with the call on KRES and centralmoinfo.com. The Spartans didn’t score the final five minutes of the third to fall behind 43-30. Coach Cord Hagedorn said turnovers were the culprit….
Full court pressure got Hagedorn’s Spartans within five in the fourth before the comeback ended. Toby Short scored a career-high 20 points. Moberly drops to 1-6. Warrenton got 24 points from Brett Smith and 21 from Sam Smith to improve to 6-3. You can find full postgame interviews with the Moberly coaches with his story.
postgame interview with Tony Vestal…
postgame interview with Cord Hagedorn…