New Franklin girls fall to No. 1 South Callaway in Sturgeon Tournament

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News

The New Franklin girls basketball team had a rough night offensively while facing top-seeded South Callaway in the semifinal round of the Sturgeon Tournament.

After beating Paris in the opening round on Monday, the Lady Bulldogs fell Wednesday night against state-ranked South Callaway 66-26.

While dropping to 6-9 on the season, New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said the girls played against a good team and gave some good effort.

South Callaway outscored New Franklin in all four quarters and led 26-9 at the half and 54-19 after three quarters of play.

Delaney Horstman paced all scorers in the game for South Callaway with 26 points while Paige Clubb chipped in 19.

For New Franklin, Carly Dorson had 11, Addy Salmon seven, Kelsi Fair five, Alexia Sprick two and Campbell Cooper with one.

Lady Bulldogs surge past Paris in opening round of Sturgeon Tournament

The New Franklin girls basketball team advanced to the second round in the Sturgeon Invitational Tournament on Monday by beating the Paris Lady Coyotes in a No. 4 versus No. 5 matchup 42-35.

The Lady Bulldogs, 6-8 on the season, opened the game by outscoring Paris 10-6 in the first quarter but was held to just six free throws in the second period to trail 20-16 at the break. Meanwhile, in the third quarter, New Franklin rallied back with a 9-8 advantage to cut the lead to three at 28-25. Then, in the final period, the Lady Bulldogs again held a 17-7 scoring edge against Paris for the seven point victory.

New Franklin coach Morgan Vetter said this was a good road win to start the Sturgeon Tournament. “I’m proud of the girls for battling the entire game,” Vetter said. “We bounce back quick on Wednesday to play No. 1 seeded South Callaway. I’m looking forward to another game and another opportunity to improve.”

Carly Dorson had the game-high for New Franklin with 18 points. Addy Salmon chipped in 12 while Campbell Cooper added five, Kristen Flick four, Emma Rice with two and Kelsi Fair with one.

For Paris, Nicole Skinner finished the game with 15 points. Gracie Hatten chipped in eight.