POPLAR BLUFF -- The ninth grade Sikeston Bulldogs basketball team captured the championship trophy in the Poplar Bluff Freshmen Invitational with a convincing 60-37 win over the Dexter Bearcats on Thursday.
The Bulldogs (7-0) were offensively led by Terry Jamison (16 points), Keldon Warfield (14), and Eldridge Gibson (10).
Jake Lee led all Bearcat scorers with 13. Dexter falls to 8-1 with the loss.
Freshmen coach Chris Sarakas noted his team's hard work as a key to their early success in the 2008-2009 season.
"They have worked hard all year to get to this point," Sarakas said. "Their energy and effort have been outstanding all year. They will only continue to improve."