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Basketball Indians beat Spartans in Moberly

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Hallsville basketball had a big night Tuesday in Moberly.

The varsity boys and girls squads beat the Moberly Spartans on their  home court.

The Lady Indians won, 65-47.

Hallsville’s boys won, 54-48.

Avery Oetting led the Lady Indians with a game-high 19 points. Kristen Jones scored 14 and

Hallsville’s AJ Austene goes up for two.

Emily Leer 11.

Asa Fanning led Moberly with 16, followed by Grace Billington with 14.

AJ Austene Jalen led Hallsville’s with 18 points, Jalen George scored 13, including at least three three-pointers in the first minutes of the game, Cameron Loyd scored 12.

Emily Leer elbows her way to the basket.

The boys led in the first quarter, 12-10, but Moberly came back to lead at halftime, 28-27, with at least three tied scores in between. At the end of the third, Moberly had lost, then regained the lead, 38-36. In the fourth, Hallsville turned on the fast break and the free-throws and won, 54-48.

The boys team is now 5-2 and faces California, Friday night in California.

The Lady Indians dominated the whole game. “Our plan was to come off the bus and throw the first punch,” Hallsville Head Coach Matt Heet said.

Hallsville finished the first quarter up 26-7 and led at halftime, 40-19. They keep the lead, going into the fourth quarter 53-41 and won 65-47.

They Lady Indians are now 8-2.

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