DELTA -- Kelly limited Delta to one point in the fourth quarter and held on to upset the top-seeded Bobcats 39-30 for the championship of the Scott-Mississippi Conference girls basketball tournament Saturday.
Second-seeded Kelly (11-4) led at each break, including 25-23 at halftime. Kelly outscored Delta 14-7 in the second half, including 7-1 in the fourth quarter.
The loss was the first for Delta (13-2) in its three meetings this season with Kelly.
Kelly Essner scored 15 points for Kelly, which won the tournament for the third straight year. Rebecca Below's 17 points led Delta.
In the JV final, top-seeded Kelly lost 40-28 to Scott City.