POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston 8th grade A and B teams split with Charleston on Monday night at Charleston Junior High School.
The Bulldog A team lost 65-33 while the B team won 46-9.
In the A game, Charleston broke out to a 12-2 first quarter lead and was never challenged. The Bluejays led 28-10 at the half.
Charleston extended the lead to 47-20 heading into the fourth quarter.
"I thought we played really hard in the second game but they were just more physical than we were and they hit the boards," said Sikeston Coach Kevin Self. "They shot the ball really well. I don't know if they usually shoot like that but I bet they shot 70 percent in the first half. But we played hard. We were down 20 points and we had kids diving on the floor for loose balls in the fourth quarter. I was happy with our effort."
Sikeston (6-1) was led by Joe Lincoln with 12 points. Tarryl Booker had nine points.
Charleston was led by Sherrel with 20 points. Clark added 10 points.
In the B game, Sikeston (2-0) led 16-1 at the half and never looked back. They led 27-5 entering the fourth quarter.
"The B game I thought we played really well," said Self. "We only had 10 kids to play two games and everybody had to play a little bit, but we played hard and I was pleased with that."
The Bulldogs were led by Martel King with 14 points in the B game.
The Sikeston 8th grade A and B will be back in action today at 6 p.m. when they play Kennett at the Sikeston Middle School.
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston 9th grade basketball team improved to 4-3 on the season with a 50-28 win against Portageville on Monday in the Poplar Bluff tournament.
The Bulldogs will play Dexter on Wednesday in the tournament at 6 p.m.
Sikeston jumped out to a 16-0 lead early and was never threatened. The Bulldogs led 22-2 after one quarter and 26-12 at the half.
They extended the lead to 40-18 heading into the fourth quarter.
Sikeston had 10 players score on the night led by Trey Spence's 12 points. Kash Bratcher, Travis Hudson and Colt Pruitt followed up with six points each.
Portageville was led by Chamberlain's 12 points.