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Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

Portageville nips NMCC

Friday, December 14, 2001

NEW MADRID -- Portageville's girls basketball team picked up its second win of the season Thursday night, beating New Madrid County Central 44-40.

Sarah Cayton and Janil Booker led the charge for the Lady Bulldogs, scoring 14 and 9 points respectively.

Portageville trailed by three points heading into the fourth quarter, but finished the game on a 15-8 run.

Sarah Newingham led all NMCC scorers with 12 points, followed by Stacy Smith with 10.

Portageville (2-5) will face Kennett on Jan. 3. NMCC (0-5) will be back in action on Saturday, playing Naylor in the Twin Rivers Tournament.

CHARLESTON -- Charleston kept its undefeated season in tact as Missy Whitney hit a shot at the buzzer to beat Delta Thursday night, 46-45.

Whitney and Tyshanta Williams each scored 19 points in the thrilling win as the Lady Bluejays improved to 7-0 on the year.

Charleston took a 38-28 lead into the final quarter, but saw Delta rally behind Rebecca Below to take the lead.

But the Lady Bobcats' hopes were dashed with Whitney's game winner. Below led all Delta scorers with 22 points and Sarah Cook finished with 10.

Charleston will play Kelly on Saturday in the Twin Rivers Tournament.

9TH GRADE BOYS

NEW MADRID -- Sikeston's freshman basketball team fell into a 15-4 hole in the first quarter on Thursday and never could dig their way out, losing to NMCC 65-48.

Felonte Larry led the Bulldogs' offense in the loss with 15 points, followed by Marcos McCauley's eight.

Michael Rose paced the Eagles with 17 points, followed by Malcomb Long with 12.

The Eagles played their first game of the season on Monday night, beating Kelly 68-43.

Mario Dye led the team in scoring with 14 points, followed by Michael Rose with 13.

NMCC (2-0) will host Jackson on Monday night.

8TH GRADE BOYS

NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central Middle School's eighth grade team improved to 9-4 on the season Thursday, beating Charleston 47-39.

Antonio Macintosh led the team with 14 points, while Williams scored 17 to lead Charleston.

NMCCMS (9-4) will travel to Meridian on Monday.

In the B-game, Charleston defeated NMCCMS' seventh grade 33-28.

Clark led the Bluejays with 11 points, while Dontrey Washington paced the Eagles with seven.