The Lathrop Lady Mules, fresh off of a KCI Tournament championship win over Lawson on Saturday night, traveled to Gallatin on Monday night, and left town with a 59-51 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
A 19-11 advantage in the second quarter proved crucial for the Lathrop girls, who led by 16 points going into the fourth quarter, with the Lady Mules staving off a spirited Gallatin rally to earn the victory. Katie Cordray and Isabel Maddick both scored 22 points to lead Lathrop, while Kailey Salmon led Gallatin with 18 points. The loss for the Lady Bulldogs is their second of the season (first came against Trenton on December 7th). The Gallatin girls are now 5-2.
The Gallatin boys picked up a 50-43 win over Lathrop on Monday night from the GHS gymnasium. Jacob Boyd led the Bulldogs with 17 points while Chris Cameron added 14, as Gallatin improves to 5-2 on the season. Lathrop's only double figure scorer was West DeFries, with 12 points.
The Trenton Bulldogs will play both schools by the end of the week. Trenton plays at Gallatin on Thursday night, and will take on the Lathrop girls and boys on Saturday night (at NCMC Holiday Hoops).
It was a relatively light night across the area. Here are other basketball finals:
Benton 45, Savannah 36
South Holt 72, Stewartsville 37
North Andrew 52, Stanberry 37
East Buchanan 49, Maryville 41
Bucklin/Macon County 54, LaPlata 28
Meadville 44, Hale 30
Linn County 66, Northwestern (Mendon) 48
Stanberry 64, North Andrew 56
Stewartsville 55, South Holt 38
Meadville 66, Hale 28
Northwestern (Mendon) 53, Linn County 39