CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team dropped their season opener on Monday with a 49-38 loss to Jackson in the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Tournament.
Sikeston trailed 14-8 after one quarter but was able to trim the lead to 20-17 by halftime.
Jackson extended the lead to double figures in the third quarter and never looked back.
Sikeston was led in scoring by Cortne Beasley's 11 points. He also had eight rebounds and eight steals.
Andrew Sales added eight points with six rebounds. Josh Jackson and Cameron Wiggins each had six rebounds.
Sikeston will play on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the tournament.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston ninth grade basketball team lost their season opener to Cape Central on Monday at the Sikeston Field House, 59-54.
Sikeston led 18-7 after one quarter and 34-18 at the half only to collapse in the second half as the Tigers out-scored the Bulldogs 41-20.
Sikeston still led by four with two minutes left in the game but couldn't pull out the win.
Sikeston was led in scoring by Dustin Hampton's 12 points and Caleb Johnson's 11 points.
The Tigers made 21-of-43 from the free throw line while Sikeston was a measly 10-of-28 from the charity stripe.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team opened their season with a loss to Cape Central, falling 36-30.
Sikeston trailed 19-10 at the half and 33-17 after three quarters but made the game interesting in the final frame, out-scoring the Tigers 13-3 before coming up short.
Sikeston was led by Charlie Bohannon's six points and Robert Brooks' five points.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston girls junior varsity basketball team won their season opener by defeating Cape Central 37-28 in the Cape Central JV Tournament.
Sikeston trailed 10-5 after one quarter but ended up with a 17-16 lead at halftime.
The two teams were tied at 25-25 at the end of three.
Martika Davis led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points. Lindsey Sterling followed up with six points. Amber Minner, Latoya Gipson and Shaketa Ranson each had five points.