SIKESTON - The Kelly Lady Hawks basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Scott-Miss. Conference Tournament with a 54-24 win over the Chaffee Lady Devils on Wednesday night at Scott County Central.
Kelly led 30-13 at halftime and put the game away in the third quarter by outscoring Chaffee 19-8.
Sophomore Katee Moore led the Lady Hawks with 13 points. Debra Hall scored 11 points in the paint, while Kayla Cissell and Nikki Weiny each scored seven points for Kelly.
The Lady Devils had only three players score in the contest and were led by sophomore Amber Kirk who netted 11 points.
Kelly (10-2) will battle host Scott Central in the semifinals tonight at 8:30 p.m.
The Oran Lady Eagles also advanced to the semifinals of the Scott-Miss. Conference Tournament with a 62-30 victory over the Scott City Lady Rams on Wednesday night.
Oran sprinted out to a big first half lead and never looked back against the Lady Rams.
Erica Michelsen and Tiffany Glastetter had 16 points apiece to lead the Lady Eagles. Wendy Eftink rounded out the double digit scorers for Oran with 10 points.
Oran (6-4) will battle the undefeated Delta Lady Bobcats tonight at 7 p.m. at Scott Central.
POPLAR BLUFF -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team lost its first game of the season with a 39-33 setback at the hands of Dexter in the Poplar Bluff Tournament on Wednesday night.
Sikeston (8-1) struggled with turnovers and poor free throw shooting in the loss.
"We came out with a lot better intensity than our last game, but we just turned the ball over too many times," said Sikeston coach Chris Sarakas. "We did play better tonight, but we had way too many careless, unforced turnovers. And we missed some clutch free throws that proved to be a big difference-maker."
Sikeston was led by Dwayne Harris, C.J. Council and Jarian Wims with seven points apiece.
Ben Mills led Dexter with 16 points.
Sikeston will play Poplar Bluff tonight at 7:15 p.m.