PERRYVILLE -- The Charleston Bluejays came within just three points of their first ever win at the Heartland Hoopfest in Perryville on Saturday
The Bluejays had a last second opportunity to try and tie the game but a buzzer-beating 3-pointer was off the mark and Charleston fell 69-66 to Whitfield at the Perry Park Center.
Gregory Tucker led the Bluejays with 23 points while Deonte Jones added 17. Both Tucker and Jones hit two 3-pointers.
The Bluejays held a 35-34 lead at the half but was outscored 19-15 in the third quarter which led to the 3-point difference.
Charleston has never won at the Heartland Hoopfest.
WHITFIELD (69) -- Harris 2, Burns 6, Gallagher 5, Ullman 2, Johnson 26, Ellis 21, Rudd 7. (3-pointers: Gallagher, Rudd. Fouled out: none.)
CHARLESTON (66) -- Maurice Moore 8, Parham 9, Gregory Tucker 23, Claude Armstrong 6, Deonte Jones 17. Krushon Scott 3. (3-pointers: Jones 2, Tucker 2, Parham. Fouled out: none.)
The Jackson Indians upset the defending Class 3 state champion Maplewood-Richmond Heights on Saturday with a 55-48 win.
Bobby Clark led the Indians with 24 points. Henrie Williams chipped in with 11.
At the half, Jackson held a 22-17 lead and outscored the Blue Devils 20-18 in the final quarter.
MAPLEWOOD (48) -- Bryton Hobbs 13, Jake Hensel 4, Tony King 9, Kevin Baker 4, Calvin Belts 4, Kahlid Hagens 6, Aaron Collins 2, Taylor Jordan 4, Aaron Spudich 2. FG 18, FT 8-12, F 19. (3-pointers: Hobbs 3, King, Baker. Fouled out: none)
JACKSON (55) -- Caleb Newcomer 2 Taylor Williams 3, Kyle Keith 2, Zach McDowell 9, Eli Gohn 2, Henrie Williams 11, Bobby Clark 24, John Meyer 2. FG 18 FT 16-25 F 17. (3-pointers: Williams. Fouled out: none)
The Cape Central Tigers took care of the Farmington Knights in a 74-45 rout.
Junior James Lane led the Tigers with 23 points while Kevin Casasola gave his squad 18. Blake Ozbun and Andrew Williams each added 10 points a piece as well.
FARMINGTON (45) -- Barks 2, Grindel 7, Schnurbusch 4, Anderson 8, Bird 14, Warren 2, Thompson 2, Eaton 6. (3-pointers: Anderson 2, Grindel, Easton. Fouled out: Anderson.
CAPE CENTRAL (74) -- Blake Ozbun 10, Andrew Williams 10, James Lane 23, Keyon Moore 2, Kevin Casasola 18, Hunter Kinder 2, Zach Boerboom 9. (3-pointers: Williams 2, Casasola. Fouled out: none.)
PARIS, Tenn. -- The Scott County Central Braves defeated the North Side Indians 85-67 on Saturday afternoon in the Eiffel Tower Shootout at Henry County High School.
The Braves had to overcome an early nine-point deficit that they suffered in the first few minutes of the first quarter with a late 12-3 run to tie the game at 18 at the end of one.
Scott Central gained a four-point lead, 41-37, at the end of the first half.
The Braves finished the final eight minutes with a 30-16 outscoring of the Indians to put the game away.
Junior Otto Porter led the Braves with 31 points, 20 rebounds and eight steals. Senior Bobby Hatchett finished with 21 points.
Scott Central (6-1) will be back in action on Dec. 26 against the Kelly Hawks as they try to defend their seMissourian Christmas tournament championship.