NEW MADRID -- The Sikeston eighth grade basketball team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 48-42 victory against New Madrid County Central's eighth grade team on Thursday.
Sikeston trailed 9-7 after one quarter but pulled ahead for a 24-14 halftime lead. The Bulldogs maintained a 35-28 lead heading into the third quarter.
Sikeston was led by Corey Porter's 15 points. Deaires Tate followed up with 14 points and Will Holifield added eight points. Darryl Howard chipped in with six points. Ray Clark had four points and Calvin Grayson had one point.
Sikeston also won the "B" game against NMCC, 32-26. Sikeston was led by Treston Pulley's 16 points. Grayson had six points and Janeil Hatchett had four points.