CAPE GIRARDEAU - The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team got off to a good start to the season as they romped past Farmington 56-38 on Monday in the Notre Dame Junior Varsity Tournament.
The Bulldogs led 10-6 after one quarter and extended the lead to 23-12 at the half.
The lead swelled to 44-23 entering the fourth quarter.
The Bulldogs dominated the boards as they secured 43 rebounds on the night.
Trey Spence led the way with 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Rod Moore added eight points with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Joe Lincoln and Kash Bratcher each added seven points. Devin Woodson had 10 rebounds while Julian Beard and Joel Nabors each added six boards.
Taylor led Farmington with 16 points.
Sikeston will play Cape Central on Wednesday in the semifinals of the tournament.
Sikeston will host Blytheville today at 6 p.m.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston freshman team opened its season with a tough 53-40 loss to Cape Central's 9th graders.
Sikeston led 15-4 after one quarter and still led 39-36 entering the fourth. But Cape Central out-scored the Bulldogs 17-1 in the fourth quarter to win the game going away.
"We came out strong in the first half and we did things that we're capable of," said Sikeston 9th grade coach Chris Sarakas. "We got a little tired and started making mental mistakes late. But overall I'm proud of their work ethic. This will help them get better each game."
Sikeston was led by Tarryl Booker's 13 points. Blake Taylor added 11 points while Joe Moore pumped in 10.
Lucious and Hester led Cape with 14 points each.
The Sikeston 8th grade team fell behind early and never could recover as they lost their season opener to Cape Central's 8th graders, 45-21.
Sikeston fell behind 12-6 after one quarter and 26-8 at the half.
"We just didn't handle the ball pressure and we couldn't get into an offense," said Sikeston 8th grade coach Kevin Self. "We played very tentative. We will just have to go to work and get better. It's a good group of young men to work with so I know we'll improve."
Sikeston was led by Tommie Strong's six points. Scott Droddy and Trenton Coleman added four points each. Cape Central was led by Williams and Walker with 10 points each.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Sikeston's junior varsity girls basketball team lost its first game of the season on Monday night in the Cape Central Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs lost a 50-49 heartbreaker to Poplar Bluff.
Latoya Gibson led Sikeston with 26 points, followed by Myleka Mitchell with 7. For Poplar Bluff, Stoneceipher led the way with 27 and Atteberry scored 10.
Sikeston will play the loser of a game between Notre Dame and Farmington tonight at 6 p.m.