MORLEY -- Oak Ridge had no answer for Scott Central's quickness or athleticism Friday night, losing 87-53 in a game that saw 51 fouls.
"It was a very physical ballgame," said Scott Central coach Steve Wells. "We were able to play a lot of kids, which we needed to do, because fouls were taking their toll on both teams."
The Braves won the game with a balanced attack. Sophomore Chris Pullen led the charge with 20 points, followed by Terrance Williams, who scored 17 in limited action.
Desmen Johnson provided 11 and Chris Johnson finished with 10.
"It's nice to have that balanced scoring," said Wells. "That indicates a lot of kids are touching the ball. We came out and pressured them and created some turnovers. I think fatigue kind of caught up to them in the fourth quarter, and we were able to do some things to them that we wanted to."
Clayton Ruesler led Oak Ridge with 14 points, followed by Jeff Cowan with 11 and Adam Hahs with 10.
Scott Central (4-1) will host Puxico on Monday.
PORTAGEVILLE -- Portageville dominated Bootheel rival Hayti 61-37 Friday, improving to 2-1 on the young season. Dantwan Chillers scored 16 points, Aaron Bidewell followed with 13 and Eric Booker contributed 11 to lead the Bulldogs to victory.
"Our kids came out and really played well," said Portageville coach Jim Bidewell. "Hayti didn't shoot the ball real well, and our intensity level was high. I think that combination led to the lopsided score."
Portageville's offense picked up steam as the game progressed, outscoring Hayti 10-4 in the first quarter and 17-7 in the second. The Bulldogs did have a bit of a letdown in the third period, but finish strong with a 21-14 run.
"I was really proud of the way our kids played," said Bidewell. "The starters played well and the bench played well. We got nothing but positives out of this game."
Demarcus Stewart led all Hayti scorers with nine points, followed by Dallas Winda with eight.
Portageville (2-1) played Twin Rivers Saturday at Three Rivers Community College. Look for results in Monday's edition.
CHAFFEE -- Chaffee missed seven free throws in the fourth quarter and 13 overall in a 57-51 loss to Woodland Friday, but played well enough to please first-year coach David Mirly.
"I thought we improved a lot from our first game," said Mirly. "It was just a good, hard-fought ballgame. I'm not upset one bit, I knew it was going to be hard at the beginning of the year. The kids have to learn my system, and it's going to take some time. We're improving every single game."
Chase Eskew led Chaffee's offense with 14 points, but fouled out with four minutes left in regulation. Sam Burnett scored 12 and Andrew Horrell contributed 11.
The Red Devils outscored Woodland 12-6 in the third quarter and trailed by just one point heading into the final period. But their inability to produce on the foul line allowed Woodland to pull away late.
"Our free throw shooting was a bit of a disappointment," said Mirly. "We missed 13 for the game, and you can see what we lost by. That was the story of the game right there."
It was Chaffee's second heartbreaking loss of the season. On Tuesday, the Red Devils suffered their first loss in overtime to East Prairie.
For Woodland, Michael Owens led the way with 14 points, followed by Travis Benfield with 12 and Luke Johnson with 10.
Chaffee (0-2) will host Bell City on Monday.
SCOTT CITY -- Nathan Seyer scored 17 points and Ryne Wood hit three 3-pointers as Oran defeated Scott City 58-41 Friday night.
Wood finished with 16 points, followed by Patrick Friga with 10.
The Eagles jumped out to a commanding 25-6 lead and led throughout, improving to 3-1 on the season.
Chris Bradshaw led all Scott City scorers with 10 points and D.J. Walton iced two 3-pointers to finish with eight.
Oran will travel to East Prairie on Tuesday.
JACKSON -- Dexter knocked down nine 3-pointers in Friday's 75-64 win over Jackson.
Chris Hyten led the charge with four treys, scoring 23 overall. Matt Christian put in three and scored 16 on the night.
Chad Gill and Willie Dooley had one each and scored nine and five respectively.
Dexter trailed 29-24 at halftime, but opened the second half with a 22-7 offensive explosion. The Bearcats then outscored Jackson 29-28 in the final frame to pull out the win.
Nate Brown led Jackson in scoring with 20 points, followed by Lance Bollinger with 16, Tyler McNeely with 14 and Seth McDowell with 10.
Dexter (4-0) will host Twin Rivers on Tuesday.