BROSELEY - The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs finished sixth in the Twin Rivers Lady Royals Christmas Classic on Tuesday after falling to Greenville 38-35.
Sikeston (3-7) led 16-8 after one quarter but couldn't hold on as Greenville took control from there.
"Our tempo stayed up pretty well today," said Sikeston coach Tiffany King. "We put a new offense in this morning and the girls actually played very well despite the score. They're really coming together as a team. Even though we lost, things are looking up and they're starting to play more as a team."
Sikeston's Allison Blurton, who made the all-tournament team, led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points.
"Blurton stepped up and took control tonight," said King. "We wanted the ball in her hands late in the game."
The Kelly Lady Hawks captured third place with a 59-43 win against Kennett.
Kelly (8-1) got a balanced scoring attack led by Kelly Essner's 19 points. Brittany Ponder followed up with 10 points.
Kelly shot a blistering 19-of-22 from the free throw line to help seal the victory.
"I'm very proud of the girls for the way they performed in this tournament," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter. "This is a very tough tournament in Southeast Missouri. We beat some very good and well coached team. The girls came in this morning and practiced on their free throws. We told them to have a positive attitude about it and every one of them did well."