DELTA -- Delta's girls basketball team opened the 2002-2003 season in impressive fashion Monday night, cruising past a solid Kelly squad, 50-37.
Sarah Cook and Rebecca Below dominated the post, scoring 15 and 15 points respectively. Rebecca Cook lit it up on the outside, hitting three 3-pointers with 15 points overall. "Kelly is a very good ballclub," said Delta head coach Randy White. "Rebecca hit a couple of 3s for us, getting us off to a good start. They had trouble handling our post players."
For Kelly, Dana Essner led the charge with 12 points.
"We had a freshman, Becky Rozmirsky, that came off the bench and had five big rebounds for us," said White.
Delta (1-0) will face St. Vincent next Tuesday.
DEXTER -- Dexter won its first game of the regular season Monday night, defeating Caruthersville 78-58.
Katie Dunlap led the way with 16 points. Amy Rose hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points, followed by Hannah Burleson with 14 and Rachael Blunt with 13.
"It was good to get on the court and play somebody different," said Dexter coach Gavin Miller. "Caruthersville was very athletic and had some size on them. The girls just worked hard and pulled way in the third and fourth quarters." Wiley paced the Lady Tigers with 26 points. Hill contributed 15. Dexter (1-0) will host Kelly next Monday night.
"The schedule gets tough quick," said Miller. "We did some things well tonight, but we've still got a lot to improve on."
SCOTT CITY -- Lauren Groves scored a game-high 25 points, leading Scott City to a 70-51 win over Portageville on Monday night.
Rachael Spinks contributed 22 points for the Lady Rams, followed by Jenny Pinkston with 14.
For Portageville, Janil Booker hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points. Allison Crafton and Ashley Brown each added eight.
Portageville (0-1) will host Malden tonight.
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central dropped its first game of the season Monday night, falling to Meridian, Ill., 50-38. The Lady Eagles turned the ball over 25 times in the loss.
"We have got to cut that in half," said NMCC coach Matt Ginther.
Sherelle Wells led Meridian with 25 points. For NMCC, Shanika McFarland and Tanya Minner each scored eight points.