North Callaway runs into a hot Hallsville team

By: 
Nathan Lilley
General Manager

 
The North Callaway Thunderbirds ran into the buzzsaw that is Hallsville last Tuesday, going 0-4 for the night.
 
North Callaway Girls
 
Hallsville shooters sank 11 three-pointers on their way to a 66-30 win over North Callaway.
 
Makenna Allen led Callaway with 9 points; Kenzie Eaker had 8 points and 7 rebounds
 
Hallsville’s Emily Leer led all scorers with 22 points, including four three-pointers. Aberi Oetting had 19 points and Loren Proctor, 11.
 
“Hallsville’s a really good ball club,” said Callaway coach Morgan Beamer, who added “Our girls gave 100 percent the entire game."
 
Turnovers and missed shots were contributing factors in the loss, which drops the North Callaway record to 1-6. Hallsville improves to 6-2.

Next up, Callaway hosted cross-county rival, South Callaway Monday. Van-Far visited Tuesday (results not available at press time).
 
In junior varsity action, North Callaway fell 40-13. Ellie Bedsworth had 6 points to lead Callaway. Peyton Thoenen had 17 for Hallsville, leading all scorers. Callaway is 0-4 after the loss; Hallsville, 2-3.
 
North Callaway Boys
 
It was another high-scoring game as the North Callaway Thunderbirds led early and fought throughout their contest with Hallsville, but a late Hallsville run resulted in an 82-71 defeat for the Callaway boys.
 
Cody Cash had a big night for Callaway, pouring in 30 points - including five three-pointers - to lead all scorers. Cash also had 5 assists and 6 rebounds. He was 5-for-9 from three-point land, and as a team Callaway shot 50 percent from beyond the arc (8-for-16). 
 
Matthew Weber had 20 points and Noah Scrogum, 12. Colin Whalen had 6 rebounds.
 
Hallsville was coming off an extended COVID-19-related layoff but their return to action was a reminder of the team’s talent. Jalen George led the team with 25 points, including five three-pointers; A.J. Austene had 16 and Matt Faber, 15. 
 
North Callaway drops to 4-5 with the loss; Hallsville improves to 3-1.
 
“Both teams shot the ball really well - especially from the outside,” said coach Matt Miller, who feels Hallsville’s depth was a deciding factor as they outlasted Callaway down the stretch. “Hallsville’s a really good ball club,” he added.
 
The junior varsity Thunderbirds fell to Hallsville 37-22, falling to a 2-4 record on the season. Isiah Craighead had 8 points to lead Callaway.  

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