JACKSON - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team lost to the Jackson Lady Indians on the road on Monday when they fell 63-38.
Jackson entered the game ranked No. 1 in the SEMO Regional poll.
"I would say that this is one of the best Jackson teams that I've seen in the last few years," said Sikeston head coach Lee Brooks. "They're so well-rounded and anytime on the floor they've got five kids that can shoot it, handle the ball and run the floor. Jenna Leet is such a great player."
Jackson's Leet led all scorers with 17 points on the night.
Sikeston fell behind early at 19-11 in the first quarter.
Jackson used a big second quarter run to push the lead to 39-18 at the half. Sikeston competed better in the second half but the Lady Indians still out-scored the Lady Bulldogs 24-20 to win the game going away.
Brooks didn't have much depth in the game as senior forward Joy Daniel had to sit out the first half for a team rules infraction and senior Stephanie Clark didn't play at all.
"We started out great, we started two freshmen," said Brooks. "I thought we handled things really well, but against a seasoned team like this, we weren't going to do a whole lot. They turned up the heat on us. Everybody played with a lot of heart. I got a good game tonight from Jennifer Medlin. Joy Daniel didn't play until the second half. But she took a beating and she kept playing."
Sikeston (8-13) was led in scoring by Daniel's 11 points and Medlin's 10 points.
Sikeston will host Charleston on Thursday at 6 p.m.
DELTA -- Delta's girls basketball team improved to 17-2 on Monday night, beating Scott City 51-41.
The Lady Bobcats jumped out to an 18-6 lead, but early foul trouble forced standouts Rebecca Below and Rebecca Cook to the bench.
Scott City was able to outscore Delta 11-2 in the period to cut the halftime lead down to 20-17.
The Lady Bobcats regrouped in the second half, outscoring Scott City 31-24 to pull out the 10-point victory.
"(Scott City) came out and played hard," said Delta head coach Randy White. "Getting in foul trouble early really slowed us down, but you've got to give Scott City credit. They got after it."
Delta (17-2) will play at Woodland on Thursday.