BERNIE -- Bell City over came a 21-point deficit in the second quarter with 27 points in both the third and fourth quarters to rally past Bernie 88-78 Friday night.
I was Bernie's first loss of the season.
"It's a big win for us," said Bell City coach David Heeb. "They really outplayed us in the first half. They out-ran us and out-rebounded us. We were really on the ropes, but the kids never quit. I don't think you can measure the heart of this team or how much character they have. It would've been easy to give up."
Eric Henry scored a career-high 40 points with a career-high six 3-pointers to lead the Cubs' offense.
"He had 19 in the first half and just carried us," explained Heeb. "He just kept pumping them in. He was in a rhythm early, and when he's hitting like he was tonight, he's pretty tough to guard."
Kenyen Wright scored 18 points for Bell City, followed by Dominitrix Johnson with 14. Chad Woolridge led all Bernie scorers with 20 points, followed by Marcus Johnson with 15 and Darius Woolridge with 13.
Bell City improves to 6-2 while Bernie falls to 6-1.
MARBLE HILL - Woodland used 16 points from Alex Vangennip to shut down Kelly 58-44.
Lance Scheffer led the Hawks with 14.
One of the major keys for the Cardinals was their ability from the free throw line. Woodland was 18-24 (75 percent) from the stripe, while Kelly could only muster 6-12 (50 percent).
"We're not playing very well right now," quoted Kelly's coach Nick Lamphier. "It's going to take us three or four more games before we get straightened out."
Kelly will host Advance on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
STEELE - North Pemiscot dropped its fifth game of the season as Portageville won 68-52 Friday night.
Senior J.T. Williams led Portageville on the night with 12 points. Aaron Bidewell followed up with 11, while Dantwan Chillers and Eric Booker each had 10.
North Pemiscot's Jeff Bogan knocked down 18 points, including three treys, to lead all scorers on the night.
The Bulldogs will next play Greenville in the first round of the Bloomfield Christmas Tournament.
DELTA - Oran relied on a big second half and a 25-point game from junior Nathan Seyer to defeat Delta 74-38.
Ryne Wood led all players with three treys and Patrick Friga dropped in 14 to help Oran's efforts.
Delta will next take on Jackson and Oran will play Leopold, both in the U-High Tournament.
ZALMA - Chaffee scored 26 points in the second quarter to hold a 42-21 at the half. They went on to an easy 65-52 victory over Zalma.
Chase Eskew led the Red Devils with 21 points on the night, but Bulldog Chad Wiseman led all scorers on the night with 23.
James Reischman was a major factor for Chaffee also on the evening as he drained four threes and totaled 16 points.
Delta will travel to Leopold Tuesday night to take on the Wildcats. Tipoff will be at 6 p.m.