CAPE CENTRAL - The Sikeston girls basketball team wrapped up its regular season with a 52-40 road victory against Cape Central.
Sikeston junior Allison Blurton had the biggest night, scoring 21 points. She knocked down two buzzer-beating 3-pointers, one coming at the half to tie up the score and one from halfcourt to end the third quarter.
"It was back and forth in the first and second quarter and she hit the 3 going into halftime," said Sikeston coach Tiffany King. "And then she ended the third quarter with that 3 from halfcourt. That fired us up for the fourth quarter."
Sikeston trailed 12-11 after one quarter and tied it at 20-20 on Blurton's 3-
pointer by halftime.
The Lady Bulldogs took control in the third as they out-scored the Lady Tigers 15-4. Blurton's half-courter pushed the lead to 35-24 heading into the fourth.
"The girls really stepped up and played team defense," said King. "We played team ball all the way around. We kept stressing teamwork and they really came out and played well tonight. I'm really proud of their intensity and their work ethic tonight."
Robyn Morris scored 12 points and Martika Davis followed up with 10 points.
Sikeston (11-13) won't play again until next Tuesday when they play Notre Dame in the first round of the district tournament at 6 p.m. Sikeston is seeded fifth and Notre Dame is fourth.
Perryville lost at home despite 36 points from Krista Miesner.
The Pirates (14-8) could get another crack at Fredericktown in the district tournament, with Perryville seeded third and Fredericktown seeded second. Amber Hacker added 18 points for Perryville.
Sierra Paulus scored 16 points to lead St. Vincent to a home victory.
Theresa Mattingly added 11 points for the Squaws (5-15), and Jessica Welker finished with 10.
Erica Michelsen, 21 points, was the lone Oran (8-8) player in double figures.
Shea Smith led the Bobcats with 20 points in a road win.
Delta jumped out to a 19-4 first-quarter lead and cruised for its 17th victory. Kaci Menz added 15 points and Rachel Ware scored 13 for the Bobcats (17
Scott City fell at home to state-ranked Valle Catholic.
Valle, ranked No. 5 in Class 2, led 27-15 at halftime and cruised from there. Kelly Hicks led the Rams with nine points. Scott City fell to 7-14.
St. Vincent knocked down seven 3-pointers in a road win.
Danny Rellergert hit five 3-pointers to account for his 15 points. Alex Armbruster led the Indians (14-6) with 21 points. Jacob DeWilde added 10 rebounds.
Some information provided by the SEMO News Service.