CLARKTON - The fourth-seeded Risco Tigers lost a heart-breaker on fifth-seeded Southland on Monday night in the Clarkton Holiday Tournament.
Risco's Andrew Halford hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 15 seconds left but Southland's Bryan Nipper was able to score a coast-to-coast layup to retake the lead with 1.5 seconds left.
Risco (2-4) called a timeout to set up a final play.
The Tigers attempted a baseball pass to Halford who tipped the ball to a wide open Keith Carlisle, but his shot was just off the mark.
"There was actually some excitement there at the end," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "We got exactly what we wanted but it came up short. My guys played hard but Southland played a little bit better tonight."
Risco will play eighth-seeded Cooter tomorrow at 6 p.m.
POPLAR BLUFF - The Sikeston eighth and ninth grade teams were swept by Poplar Bluff's junior high teams on Monday.
Sikeston's freshman squad lost 54-47 in overtime while the eighth graders lost 52-26.
Sikeston's freshman team (1-3) was led by Dominique McCray's nine points and Terrance Wofford's eight points.
The Sikeston eighth grade team (0-5) was led by Dominic Fondon's eight points.
"My subs played pretty good off the bench," said Sikeston eighth grade coach Kevin Self. "But we just didn't play very well at all. It was our first road trip and it showed. We've got plenty of practice time until our next game and we'll try to get better. A lot of these kids have never played before so hopefully we can get some of them to improve."
The eighth grade team is off until after Christmas while the ninth graders will travel to Kelly tomorrow for a 6:30 p.m. game.
BENTON - The Kelly lady Hawks improved to 5-0 on the season with a 51-22 rout of East Prairie on Monday.
Eleven different Lady Hawks reached the scoring column with Kourtnie Smith leading the way with 11 points.
East Prairie was led by Madalyn Branum's nine points.
"Girls played hard and played as a team and had a positive attitude," said Kelly head coach Rod McQuerter.
Kelly will play against New Madrid County Central in the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Tournament on Saturday.
MORLEY - The Scott County Central Bravettes ran past Oran on Monday 73-37.
Scott Central led 20-7 after one quarter and extended the lead to 36-20 at halftime.
The Bravettes were led by Brittney Peet's 18 points. Janet Penrod followed up with 15 points.
Oran's Erica Michelson led the Lady Eagles with 14 points.
Scott Central's junior varsity won 48-36.
Scott Central (6-1) will play at Doniphan on Thursday at 6 p.m.