Posted: Jan 23, 2013 10:44 PM
FULTON, MO -- A 16-2 run starting the second half brought the Lady Blue Jays another conference win Wednesday night against Fontbonne University (70-55). The Blue Jays are on a three game win streak, leading the SLIAC 8-1. Their overall record moves to 9-9.
The Fontbonne Lady Griffins take the early lead, going up 4-0 in the first minute of the game. The Blue Jays quickly came back, tying the game with 17:06 on the clock. The teams battled, and the lead changed multiple times.
A layup by Kenna Cornelson from Leigh Ann Lutz put the Blue Jays up by four (15-11) with 13:48 to go in the half. The Griffins kept battling and the game four more times. A jumper by Cornelson with 22 seconds left in the half gave the Blue Jays a two point advantage heading into halftime (28-26).
The Blue Jays came out of halftime and went on a ten point run. The Griffins interrupted by hitting an open layup three minutes in, but the Blue Jays came back with a six point run.
The Griffins called a timeout and stopped the Blue Jays' momentum. The Blue Jays held a steady 17 point lead, and with 5:34 left in the game, the Blue Jays grabbed a 23 point lead, the largest lead of the game (67-44). The Blue Jays won the game 70-55. The Blue Jays outscored the Griffins 42-29 in the second half, scoring 57% while holding the Griffins to 28%.
All 12 Blue Jays saw the floor tonight. The Blue Jays scored 23 points off Griffins' turnovers.
Lutz led the Blue Jays with 18 points, shooting 4-7 from beyond the arc. Cornelson chipped in 14 points. Talisha Washington and Mackenzie Haddox both dished in four assists, and Haddox grabbed four steals. Laci Luff pulled down eight rebounds.
The Blue Jays hit the road to Jacksonville, Illinois Saturday to take on MacMurray College at 1:00 p.m.
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and others were burning Thursday at Fourth Street near Missouri Avenue. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
Sedalia Democrat reporter Nicole Cooke said no one was hurt.
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)
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Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
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Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
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