MEXICO — Garrett Besaw poured in 25 points as the Oswego varsity boys basketball team beat Mexico, 52-50.

Mike Douglas chipped in 16 points for the Buccaneers. Keyon Johnston contributed four points.

For the Tigers, Buddy Ruby led with 17 points. Ryan Hiller tossed in 12 points, while Josh Hadcock added nine points. Daniel Gowans had eight points.

The Bucs and Tigers were tied at 6-6 following the first period. Mexico squeezed out a 12-10 run in the second period to take an 18-16 lead at the half. Oswego turned the tables in the third period with a 16-13 spurt and a slight 32-31 advantage. The Bucs then outscored the Tigers, 20-19, in the fourth period to run away with a win.

MORE BOYS BASKETBALL

Fulton 66, Phoenix 41: Seth Grimshaw exploded for 24 points as the Fulton varsity boys basketball team knocked off Phoenix, 66-41, in the opening round of the Fulton Savings Bank Tournament at G. Ray Bodley High School.

The Raiders face Jordan-Elbridge in the tournament championship game Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Fulton had a commanding 32-20 lead at the half and never looked back.

Jack Broderick racked up 14 points for the Raiders. Marcus Shepard added 12 points.

Adam Hahn paced the Firebirds with 18 points. Josh Bianchi and Kolby Costello both had five points.

NOTE: Start times have been changed for Saturday’s Fulton Savings Bank Tournament championship and consolation games.

The varsity championship and consolation games are scheduled for a 6 p.m. and 2 p.m. tip-off, respectively. The JV title game is at 4 p.m., and the consolation is slated for noon.

Jordan-Elbridge 65, Hannibal 60: The Hannibal varsity boys basketball team fell 65-60 to Jordan-Elbridge in the opening round of the Fulton Savings Bank Tournament.

The Warriors take on Phoenix in the consolation game Saturday at 2 p.m.

James Somers paced Hannibal with 17 points. Jack Smith scored 16 points, while Austin Calkins and Zach Shortslef both added nine points.

Dakota Holbrook dropped 31 points to lead the Eagles.

Hannibal had a comfortable 18-10 lead after the first period. The Eagles went on a 17-14 run in the second period to cut the deficit to 32-27 at the half. In the third period, J-E overwhelmed Hannibal by outscoring them 23-8 and taking a 50-40 lead. The Warriors ignited a 20-15 run in the fourth period, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.

SWIMMING

Fulton 100, Auburn 74: The Fulton varsity swim team defeated Auburn, 100-74.

TJ Clayton was victorious in the 200-yard freestyle (2:08.64) and the 100-yard backstroke (1:02.39) for the Raiders.

Corinne Clarke won the diving event (171.45 points). Tyler LaDue grabbed a win in the 200-yard individual medley (2:19.71), Koji Burdic swam to a winning time in the 50-yard freestyle (25.62 seconds) and Bryce Rogers was victorious in the 100-yard freestyle (55.72).

The 200-yard medley relay team of Clayton, LaDue, Seth Godfrey and Burdic won with a combined time of 1:56.48. The 200-yard freestyle relay foursome of Burdic, LaDue, Rogers and Godfrey compiled a winning time of 1:45.62.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Red Creek 48, Hannibal 42: The Hannibal varsity girls basketball team suffered a 48-42 loss against Red Creek.

Alyssa Emmons led the Lady Warriors with 10 points, 17 rebounds and two steals. Kelsey Combes racked up 10 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two steals. Sammy Emmons chipped in 10 points and three steals, while Julia Shortslef added seven points and eight rebounds.

Hannibal found itself at a 22-19 deficit at the half. In the third period, the Lady Warriors went on a 16-12 run to take a 35-34 lead. Red Creek then went on a 14-7 spurt in the fourth period to lock up the victory.

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