ORAN - Fourth-seeded Kelly opened its season with an 80-62 victory against No. 5 Scott County Central on Tuesday night in the first round of the Oran Invitational Tournament.
Brothers Kent and Kendal Deason teamed up for more than half of the Hawks' points. Kent Deason had 24 points, while Kendal added 20. Michael Glastetter scored 14 points for Kelly (1-0).
Avis White scored 22 points for Scott County Central (0-1), and Jeremy Johnson had 15.
Kelly will take on Scott City Thursday night in the semifinal round.
Bell City, seeded third, rebounded from a first-round upset loss to East Prairie by pounding seventh-seeded Oran 74-38.
A.J. Henry led all scorers with 18 points, while Blaine Stewart had 14 and Jeff Liggins had 12 for the Cubs (1-1).
Chase Seyer paced the Eagles (0-2) with 12 points.
MARBLE HILL -- Second-seeded Delta defeated No. 7 Bloomfield to advance to the semifinals of the Woodland Tournament.
The Bobcats trailed 12-10 after one quarter and only led 24-18 at halftime but outscored Bloomfield 13-6 in the third quarter to gather some breathing room.
Brent Menz led Delta (1-0) with 18 points. Kevin Bartels scored 10.
No. 4 Leopold won its consolation bracket game 58-44 over No. 8 Zalma.
Victor Vandeven led all scorers with 20 points for Leopold (1-1). Kelly Stause added 10.
Zalma got the bulk of its scoring from the trio of Adam Pixley, Kyle Conley and Tim Landing. Pixley led the Bulldogs (0-2) with 14, and Conley and Landing scored 12 apiece.
SIKESTON -- The fledgling Sikeston wrestling program met a team in Farmington it would someday hope to emulate.
Farmington, a perennial powerhouse, defeated Sikeston 70-12 in a dual match on Tuesday.
"More than likely, they'll be challenging for a state title again," said Sikeston's first-year coach Ivan Robison, a former assistant at Farmington.
Farmington finished fourth in Class 3 in 2004, second in 2003 and won the team title in 2002.
Sikeston heavyweight Joe Johnson, fourth in state in 2004, earned the only Bulldog points on the mat with a 55-second pin of his opponent.
Dee Bizzell won his 103-pound match by forfeit.
Robison was pleased with the performances of freshman Cody Anderson and sophomore Logan Berry.
"They wrestled pretty tough against good competition," said Robison.