KENNETT -- Dexter's girls basketball team had the daunting task of playing Kennett on the road without its leading scorer on Monday night.
The Lady Bearcats were missing Katie Dunlap, who was out with the stomach flu, but were still able to pull out a 49-39 win. Sophomore Rachel Blunt filled the void, scoring a game-high 17 points. Sharpshooter Charlotte Johnson also gave the team a big lift, burying four 3-pointers for 12 points. "Establishing an inside game with Rachel was key for us," said Dexter head coach Gavin Miller. "We feel very fortunate to get a victory over a quality team like Kennett."
Behind Blunt and Johnson, Stephanie Rose scored 10 points. For the Lady Indians, Rachele Brown led the way with 16. Dexter (11-2) will travel to NMCC next Monday.
STEELE -- Portageville's girls basketball team blistered South Pemiscot on Monday night, 55-22. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 16-1 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, outscoring South Pemiscot 16-10 in the second period and 19-7 in the third. Both teams fought to a 4-4 stalemate in the final quarter to give Portageville the 33-point victory. Alyson Crafton hit two 3-pointers and led Portageville with 17 points. Shameka Larry added 11 points and Janil Booker contributed 10. Hall led all South Pemiscot scorers with seven. Portageville (3-5) will be back in action Jan. 23, traveling to Twin Rivers.
NEW MADRID -- Area girls basketball power Jackson rolled past New Madrid County Central on Monday night, 103-28. The Lady Indians blew the doors wide open early with a 31-3 run and didn't ease up much, outscoring NMCC 30-11 in the second period, 26-7 in the third then 16-7 in the fourth.
Jenna Leet led the charge with 21 points, followed by Ashley Bartels with 14, Jennifer Ferrell with 12 and Whitney Werner with 12. For NMCC, Tanya Minner and C. Smith each scored 10.
FARMINGTON -- Ashley Millham scored 26 points, leading Notre Dame to a 69-54 win on Monday night.
Behind Millham, the Lady Bulldogs saw 15 points from Sommer McCauley and 10 from Erin Pfau.