CHAFFEE -- The Chaffee Red Devils won their first game of the Mississippi-Valley Conference Tournament on Monday, beating Leopold 47-36.
The Red Devils had a solid defensive outing, allowing just four points in the first quarter and 32 the rest of the game.
"I thought it was a great defensive effort tonight," said Chaffee coach David Mirly. "The kids really played hard and got after it. It was good to get a victory. We've been working real hard in practice and playing real hard -- we just haven't gotten the Ws to show for it. Hopefully, tonight's win will give us the momentum to carry us through the tournament and the second half of the season."
Chaffee snapped a seven-game losing streak with the win. Andrew Horrell led the Red Devils in scoring with 17 points, followed by Josh Lamer with seven and Brent Thomason with six.
Scott VanGennip paced Leopold with 12.
Chaffee (3-12) will play Marquand tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the second game of the tournament. Meadow Heights will face Zalma at 7 p.m.
In Monday's other tournament game, Zalma picked up its first win of the season with a 72-52 win over Oak Ridge.
POPLAR BLUFF -- Red-hot Clearwater blistered Kelly at Three Rivers Community College on Monday night, 93-56.
The Tigers have now won nine games in a row and 10 of their last 11. Over their last eight games, Clearwater is averaging 94 points per game. Against Kelly, they hit 16-of-16 from the foul line.
"We like to run it up and down the floor," explained Clearwater head coach Jim Seal. "It was just a good overall game for us."
The Tigers hit nine 3-pointers in the win, finishing with six players in double figures.
Jarrett Bonard led the charge with 22 points, followed by Nathan Kinnard and Jess Hillis with 15 each.
Josh Westmorland contributed 12, while Jeired Huff and Tommy Wyatt each finished with 10.
Barry Zeigler led Kelly with 13 points, followed by Tyler Schlosser with 11 and Lance Scheffer with 10.
Clearwater (13-3) hasn't lost in January, but that will be in jeopardy tonight when the Tigers travel to Doniphan.
Kelly (3-14) will travel to Puxico on Friday.
HAYTI -- In the Bootheel Conference Tournament, Hayti took down Malden 71-65 in overtime.
Peterson scored 30 points to lead the Indians, followed by Derek Moore with 17 and William Moore with eight.
Reggie Benford paced Malden with 23. Hayti (12-6) will face top-seeded Kennett on Thursday at 6 p.m. Today, Caruthersville will play South Pemiscot at 7 p.m., followed by Portageville versus Senath-Hornersville at 8:30.