CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston junior varsity basketball team brought home the consolation championship trophy with a 57-41 victory against Farmington in the Notre Dame J.V. Tournament on Friday.
Sikeston (2-1) led most of the game, leading 11-9 after one quarter and 25
-20 by halftime. The Bulldogs continued to pull away from there, leading 42
-31 entering the fourth quarter to put the game away.
The Bulldogs seemed to score at will in the paint in the second half led by 6-
foot-5 sophomore Dominic Fondon's 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. Freshman Eli Jackson punched in 13 of his 19 points in the second half to go with his four rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Stephen Jackson added eight points and four rebounds. Freshman point guard Juqualin Wiggins attempted just two shots, but had a good all-around game tallying five points with seven rebounds and eight assists.
"We've really improved a lot this week," said Sikeston coach Brian James. "We've come a long way since our game against Jackson on Monday. "We still need to take better care of the basketball and I would like to see us be more consistent on the boards. Overall I was pleased with how we battled back after losing our first game."
Jared Clippard led Farmington with 13 points. Taylor Denman added 10 points.
Sikeston's junior varsity will be back in action on Tuesday when they play at Blytheville prior to the Bulldogs' varsity season-opener at 6 p.m.