MORLEY -- Jared Ritter scored 28 points, Andrew Jenkins added 15 and Cain Kelley had 11 to lead Advance (16-8) to a 79-71 win over Scott Central Friday night. Chris Johnson led SCC (14-9) with 20 points. Chris Pullen had 15, Terrance Williams 14 and Desmen Johnson 11.
The Hornets shot 33 free throws in the game and made 27. The Braves were just 5-of-11 from the free throw line.
"It was a physical game between two good teams," said Scott Central head coach Steve Wells. "It's a shame that the officials had to get in the way. But that's the way it happens sometimes. We'll probably meet up with Advance in the district tournament."
POPLAR BLUFF - Senior Ben Brumitt was 4-for-8 from downtown and led the Mules (22-3, 7-1) with 16 points in a 76-53 win over Charleston on Friday.
Poplar Bluff finished the regular season tied with New Madrid County Central for the SEMO Conference title - their first since 1986.
Poplar Bluff used a 20-2 run in the third quarter to pull away from a 38-31 halftime lead. All five seniors scored for the Mules on Senior Night.
Jermorrio Betts led the Bluejays with nine points. Dadrian Jones, Jordy Mixon and Lezcano Dean each contributed eight points.
PARK HILLS -- Park Hills Central's Dominique Conrad hit a runner with seven seconds left to nip Jackson.
Tyler McNeely's two free throws with less than 30 seconds remaining had put the Indians up by one before Conrad's game-winner for Central (22-2).
Seth McDowell led Jackson (14-11) with 23 points. Lance Bollinger scored 16, Nathan Brown 12 and McNeely 10.
ORAN -- Nathan Seyer pumped in 27 points while Ryne Wood hit five 3-pointers and 21 points to lead Oran. The Eagles (17-6, 5-0) also got 13 points from Patrick Friga, who has scored in double-figures every game since the University High School Tournament over the Christmas break.
For Chaffee (6-16, 0-5), Josh Lamer scored 12 points. Chase Eskew and James Reischman had 10 apiece.
SCOTT CITY -- D. J. Walton scored 21 points to help Scott City (10-12) climb closer to the .500 mark after an 0-5 start.
PERRYVILLE -- Tyler Wengert scored 17 points, Adam Bockman had 12 and Aaron Rellergert added 10 to lead St. Vincent (12-9). For Meadow Heights (13-9), Josh Mayfield had 19 points and Joey Bell 16.
HAYTI -- The Hayti Indians improved to 13-9 on the season with a home win over East Prairie (4-14).
The Indians were led by Derek Moore's 18 points, Dallas Winda's 16 and Pete Peterson's 15.
East Prairie was led by Chris Wheatley with 18 points.
DELTA -- Josh Van de Ven scored 17 points and Kevin Holzum added 15 as Leopold (9-13, 4-1) notched a Mississippi Valley Conference victory.
Delta (8-15, 2-3) got 19 points from Lance Kinder and 11 each from Craig Bock and Joey Keys.
The Bobcats outscored Leopold 12-8 in the first quarter, but Leopold won the second frame, 13-1. Delta managed to outscore Leopold 44-41, but it wasn't enough.
PUXICO -- Derek Binford and Cainan Jordan each scored 19 points as Puxico defeated Malden on Friday, 68-59. The Green Wave outscored Puxico 17-9 in the first quarter, but the Indians came charging back with 25 points in both the second and third periods to pull away.
Malden outscored Puxico 14-9 in the final frame, but it was too little, too late. James Farr paced the Green Wave with 11 points. Reggie Benford and Bobby Burton each added 10.
OAK RIDGE -- Jeff Cowan and Clayton Ruesler each scored 16 points to lead Oak Ridge (8-15, 3-2) to a Mississippi Valley Conference victory. Zalma (2-17, 0-5) got 18 points from Chad Wiseman and 12 from Steven McCain.
MARQUAND -- Marquand (12-11) won its fourth in a row behind Heath Stephens' 27 points. Jared and Nick Kunz scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.
Marquand outscored Kingston 28-4 in the first quarter, 19-13 in the second and 16-15 in the fourth. Kingston outscored Marquand 16-14 in the third.