The Lady Bulldogs trailed by five points at halftime, but clamped down defensively in the second half, holding East Carter to just 10 points in the final two quarters.
Sikeston scored 27 second half points to pull out the 49-37 win. Jennifer Medlin paced Sikeston with 13 points, followed by Joy Daniel and Paige Silverthorn with 10 each. Meshal Roark led East Carter with 16 points, hitting four 3-pointers.
Sikeston played Kelly this morning at 10 a.m. in the second round of the tournament. East Carter lost to Malden in the consolation bracket on Monday 77-66.
Kelly rolled past Malden in the first round on Saturday, 54-35. Dana Essner scored 15 points for the Lady Hawks, followed by Kelly Essner with 12. For Malden, Hillary Hill led the way with 17 points.
Kelly played Sikeston this morning in the second round at 10 a.m. Malden defeated East Carter in the consolation bracket on Monday, 77-66.
In another first-round game on Saturday, Doniphan defeated New Madrid County Central 72-46. Jana Mobley led the Donnettes with 17 points, followed by Lindsey Rush with 10, Karri Thomas with nine and Amy Cox with nine.
NMCC was led by Shankia McFarland, who finished with 18 points. Jessica Williams contributed nine points.
Doniphan will play Scott City today in the second round at 2:30 p.m. NMCC defeated Senath-Hornersville in the consolation bracket on Monday, 55-50.
Neelyville pulled off a mild upset on Saturday, toppling Charleston 55-38. Breonna Young led Neelyville with 18 points, followed by Whitney Cook with 13.
Missy Whitney paced Charleston with 24.
Neelyville plays Twin Rivers today in the second round at 1 p.m. Charleston will play Kennett on Friday.
Scott City defeated Senath-Hornersville in the first round on Saturday, 65-46. Kristen Shaeffer led the Lady Rams with 20 points, followed by Jenny Pinkston with 16 and Rachel Spinks with 12. Stephanie Cunningham led Senath with 17, followed by Christina Motes with 16.
Scott City plays Doniphan today in the second round at 2:30 p.m. Senath was defeated by NMCC in the consolation bracket on Monday, 55-50.
The 12th-seeded Lady Bears of Greenville pulled off an upset in the first round on Saturday, toppling Kennett 51-43. Emily Ross did the most damage for Greenville, finishing with 24 points. Mandy Crites followed with 16. For Kennett, Danyell Brown led the way with 18 points.
Greenville played Clearwater in the quarterfinal round this morning at 11:30 a.m. Kennett defeated Naylor in the consolation bracket on Monday, 71-45.
Clearwater cruised past Naylor in the first round on Saturday, 53-39. Melissa Carrol led the way for the Lady Tigers with 23 points, followed by Erica Ross with 16. April Thomas led Naylor with 22.
Clearwater played Greenville in the quarterfinal round this morning at 11:30 a.m. Naylor was defeated by Kennett in the consolation bracket on Monday, 71-45.
In Monday's consolation bracket, New Madrid County Central defeated Senath-Hornersville 55-50.
Shayna Williams led the Lady Eagles with 18 points, followed by Tsia Matthews with 13 and Shanika McFarland with 12. Cunningham paced Senath with 11.
"We're were lucky to get out with a win," said NMCC coach Matt Ginther. "We were playing more than Senath tonight. We weren't allowed to play basketball, just too many fouls were called. We lost to this team earlier in the year, so I'm happy for the girls."
NMCC (2-7) will take on Malden on Friday at 6:30 p.m. In other consolation games on Monday, Kennett defeated Naylor 71-45 and Malden beat East Carter 77-66.