JACKSON -- The Kelly Lady Hawks rolled past Saxony Lutheran 68-42 on the road Tuesday night.
Saxony hung with the No. 10 ranked team in Class 3 for one quarter, trailing only 15-13 after one. Kelly took a 29-20 lead into half and broke the game wide open in the third, leading 53-26 heading into the fourth quarter.
"I'm proud of the girls," said Kelly coach Rod McQuerter. "Both teams played hard and we came out and played with a positive attitude."
Kelly's Debra Hall finished the game with 37 points and 21 rebounds. Sam Fisher added three points and nine rebounds.
The Lady Hawks (8-1) will be back in action Thursday when they host the Sikeston Lady Bulldogs.
NEW MADRID -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs handled a road test Tuesday evening as they defeated the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles 65-32. The win puts the Portageville record at 11-1 on the season.
"I thought our girls came out and played hard against a tough New Madrid team that's always a big rivalry for us," said Portageville head coach Eric Ellerbrook. "We came out slow in the first quarter but after that we picked up the pace and ran our offense. We picked it up on defense and I thought our girls played really well tonight."
Brittney Walker led the Lady Bulldogs' offensive charge with 24 points. Courtney Chamberlain added 11, including two 3-pointers, while Jaleea Drake finished with nine.
Jasmine Flennoy scored 15 for the Lady Eagles and Shameika Williams added 13.
BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. -- The New Madrid County Central basketball team improved to 7-4 Tuesday with a 53-43 win over Blytheville on the road Tuesday night.
Josh Minner led NMCC in scoring with 14 points while Dontre Jenkins finished with 11.
NMCC also won the junior varsity contest 36-29. Lamonte Nelson scored 13 for the Eagles while Xavier McFerren and Keith Word each added eight points apiece.
JACKSON -- The Sikeston freshman basketball team improved to 3-0 Tuesday with a 47-40 win over Jackson.
Sikeston led 14-10 after one quarter and 23-15 at the half and held off a late Jackson run in the fourth quarter.
Kil'Ron Coleman led Sikeston with 15 points.
Sikeston will be back in action Thursday when they host Cape Central.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Sikeston Bulldogs seventh grade program improved to 6-0 on the season by defeating the Cape Central Tigers on the road Tuesday evening 44-12.
Sikeston was led by JT Jones who scored 13 in the contest. Javion Williams added eight and Peyton Boyd finished with seven.
"We came out pretty hot and jumped on them pretty quick," said Sikeston seventh grade head coach Derek James. "We had a lackadaisical second quarter and let them back into the game. In the third quarter we stepped up the pressure, got a lot of fast break points and executed better on offense."
The seventh grade program will be in Jackson on Monday.
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- In the eight grade contest the Bulldogs came away with a 35-23 victory over the Tigers. The game was close throughout the first half but in the third quarter Sikeston held Cape Central scoreless while they piled in nine points. The difference was enough for the victory.
"I thought we didn't play very well," said Sikeston eighth grade head coach Kevin Self. "We looked like we took a month off and that's basically the last time we played. We played a little better in the second half. We got out of man-to-man defense and went to a 2-3 zone, played them halfcourt and made them shoot from the perimeter. We did that in the third and fourth quarters and that's basically what won it (for us). They weren't sure what to do with our zone but they knew what to do with the man."
Markeith Bratcher led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points while Kyland Gross added 10.
The eighth grade squad is 7-1 on the season.