CAPE GIRARDEAU -- New Madrid County Central suffered its 10th loss of the season Friday night, falling to Cape Central, 74-69.
The Eagles held a 24-10 lead at one point, but experienced a third-quarter lapse, falling behind 53-41 heading into the final period.
The deficit was too much for NMCC to overcome as Cape Central held on for a five-point victory.
"We got killed in the third quarter," said NMCC head coach David Fields. "We went through our normal one-quarter lull in a game. We fought back and cut it to four late, but had to foul towards the end. We're just not being aggressive and getting to the free throw line."
Point guard Will Johnson had a big night for Cape Central, finishing with 18 points. Six-foot-8 transfer student Scott Chestnutt was unstoppable in the post, scoring a game-high 32.
"He hurt us bad," said Fields. "We let him catch it too easy. We just didn't play very good defense. We were giving up 53 points per game, but in our last three games teams have scored 70 on us. That will be addressed."
For the Eagles, Mack Kimble led the way with 15 points. Dominique Betts finished with 13 and Edgar Givens contributed 10.
NMCC (4-10) will host Notre Dame on Tuesday night.
CHAFFEE -- Kelly took advantage of a big fourth quarter, beating Chaffee 63-54 on Friday night.
The Hawks held a shaky four-point lead heading into the final frame, but ended the game on a 24-19 run to pull out the nine point victory.
Chris Glastetter led the way for the Hawks with 15 points, followed by Chris Romas and Lance Scheffer with 13 each. For Chaffee, Sam Burnett scored 21 points and James Reischman contributed 13.
Kelly (6-6) played Notre Dame on Saturday. Results were not available at press time.
ORAN -- Oran ran its record to 10-4 on Friday night, cruising past Holcomb 78-35.
The Eagles were in control the entire game, outscoring the Hornets 23-8 in the first quarter, 20-7 in the second, 18-11 in the third and 17-9 in the fourth.
Nathan Seyer scored a game-high 23 points. Sophomore Ryan Bough hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16.
For Holcomb, Dustin Broglin led the way with nine points. Oran (10-4) will take on Chaffee in the first round of the Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
MALDEN -- Ryan Skelton scored 20 points and Jerrad Duffel added 18, leading Senath-Hornersville past Malden on Friday night.
The Lions trailed 27-23 at halftime, but came back and outscored the Green Wave 40-29 in the second half to pull out the win.
For Malden, James Farr led the way with 18 points.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Travis Siebert scored 20 points and Wayne Essner added 15 as Notre Dame took down Scott City on Friday night, 75-57.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 28-18 lead, then claimed down on the defensive end, holding Scott City to just five points in the second quarter.
D.J. Walton led the Rams with 17 points. Jeremy Schlosser added 12.
BLOOMFIELD -- The Bloomfield Wildcats pulled off an impressive upset in overtime Friday night, toppling East Carter, 87-84.
Tim Perry did the most damage for the Wildcats, scoring a game-high 29 points. Colby Sandage finished with 15 points and Eric Jones contributed 12.
For East Carter, Allen Wilder scored 26 points, Trevor Douglas added 24 and David Reynolds finished with 13.