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Charleston junior Greg Tucker (left) runs down a loose ball before Notre Dame's Nathan Meystedt could corral it. Tucker led the Bluejays with 19 points in their 60-54 upset over the Bulldogs on Tuesday during the quarterfinal round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center. Chris Pobst, Staff
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- An early lead helped stave off a furious comeback by the Notre Dame Bulldogs on Tuesday night as the fifth-seeded Charleston Bluejays pulled off a small upset, 60-54 in the quarterfinal round of the Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament at the Show Me Center.

Charleston stormed out of the gate earning a 10-point advantage going into halftime. Their tenacious defense caused Notre Dame numerous turnovers which led to easy buckets on the other end.

The Bluejays went up by 11 points at the end of the third quarter but an inevitable run by Notre Dame was soon to come.

The Bulldogs were able to come from within one point twice during the final frame. A layup by Charleston senior Claude Armstrong made it 53-50 with two and a half minutes remaining. On Charleston's next possession, junior Greg Tucker, who finished with a team-high 19 points, converted on a one-handed scoop shoot to give the Bluejays a 5-point lead sealing Charleston's upset over the No. 4 seed.

Armstrong added 12 points for the Bluejays and Krushon Scott chipped in with nine.

Notre Dame senior Jacob Tolbert led his squad with 19 points. Alex Beussink had 13 points.

Charleston (7-2) will meet the Scott County Central Braves in the semifinals for the second year in-a-row tonight at 6 p.m. Notre Dame drops to the fifth-place bracket and will play Advance at 3 p.m.

*Notre Dame9141318--54
*Charleston15181413--60

NOTRE DAME (54) -- Derek Landewee 7, Nathan Meystedt 10, Patrick Williamson 5, Alex Beussink 13, Jacob Tolbert 19. FG 19, FT 12-14, F 19. (3-pointers: Beussink 1, Meystedt 2. Fouled out: Landewee)

CHARLESTON (60) -- Aaron Cassell 5, Ryan Parham 4, Michael Hull 4, Greg Tucker 19, Claude Armstrong 12, Darrion Henderson 7, Krushon Scott 9. FG 23, FT 12-20, F 15. (3-pointers: Tucker 1, Henderson 1. Fouled out: none)

*Scott Central 100, Advance 52

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Scott County Central Braves continued their tournament dominance on Tuesday routing the Advance Hornets 100-52 in the quarterfinals of the championship bracket.

The Braves (8-2) will meet the Charleston Bluejays in the semifinal round tonight at 6 p.m. Advance will face Notre Dame in the fifth-place bracket.

Scott Central rolled out to a 28-15 lead after the first quarter. They extended that lead to 23 at halftime and then to 36 at the end of three.

With the mercy clock running, the Braves limited Advance to just one point in the final quarter sealing their 48-point win.

Otto Porter led the Braves with a game-high 35 points while Trey Johnson added 18. Stewart Johnson chipped in with 11.

*Scott Central28302913--100
*Advance1520161--52

SCOTT COUNTY CENTRAL (100) - Stewart Johnson 11, Trey Johnson 18, Reggie Woodson 6, LaMarcus Steward 9, Dominique Porter 10, Otto Porter 35, Bryan Freed 5, Tyrell Avance 2, Calvin Porter 4. FG 47. FT 5-6. F 14. (3-pointers: Freed 1. Fouled out: none).

ADVANCE (52) - Grant Gray 13, Hunter Wilson 6, John Middleton 11, Darren Van Gennip 9, Jacob Spears 2, Ethan Barr 11. FG 20. FT 9-13. F 12. (3-pointers: Gray 2, Middleton 2. Fouled out: none).

*Jackson 68, Oran 44

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Oran Eagles fell behind by 14 points at the end of the first half and never recovered as the Jackson Indians knocked them out of the championship hunt with a 68-44 win on Tuesday.

Oran, the No. 6 seed, will now play in the semifinals fifth-place bracket against Leopold at 4:30 p.m. today. Third-seed Jackson will take on Cape Central in the championship semifinals at 7:30 p.m.

Oran's Jon Morrow led the Eagles with 15 points. Bobby Clark paced the Indians with 28.

*Jackson14192114--68
*Oran1091114--44

JACKSON (68) -Caleb Newcomer 8, Law Duncan 1, Tyler Rhodes 11, Zach McDowell 4, Chris Poyner 1, Bobby Clark 28, Brad Clary 2, John Meyer 6. FG 24. FT 17-23. F 11. (3-pointers: Rhodes 3. Fouled out: none)

ORAN (44) - Nathan Michelsen 9, Preston Scherer 4, Kody Moore 4, Tyler Heuring 6, Reece Mangels 6, Jon Morrow 15. FG 18. FT 6-10. F 18. (3-pointers: Michelsen 2. Fouled out: Moore)

*Cape Central 67, Leopold 53

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Cape Central Tigers advanced to the championship semifinals with a 67-53 win over the seventh-seeded Leopold Wildcats.

The Tigers outscored Leopold in every quarter as the second-seed moves on to face the Jackson Indians. The Wildcats will face off against Oran in the fifth-place bracket.

T.J. Tisdale led Cape Central with 25 points.

*Cape Central16141819--67
*Leopold10131515--53

CAPE CENTRAL (67) - Ross McClanahan 4, David Watts 1, Andrew Williams 11, T.J. Tisdale 25, James Lane 14, Garan Evans 8. FG 22. FT 18-26. F 9. (3-pointers: McClanahan 1, Williams 2, Evans 2. Fouled out: none).

LEOPOLD (53) - Greg Davis 2, Kyle Stroder 10, Joe Elfrink 3, Cameron Davis 6, John Bohnsack 13, Lance Seiler 16, Brandon Jansen 3. FG 20. FT 7-10. F 18. (3-pointers: Elfrink 1, Bohnsack 3, Seiler 2. Fouled out: Greg Davis).

*Chaffee 62, Kelly 33

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Chaffee junior Alex Crowe hit five 3-pointers and Andrew Terhune led the Red Devils with 18 points as the No. 10 seed defeated Kelly 62-33 on Tuesday moving them into the consolation semifinals.

Kelly, who was knocked out of the tournament with the loss, was led by Garrett Alsup's nine points.

Chaffee will play Scott City at 1:30 p.m. for a chance at a consolation championship game.

*Chaffee10161917--62
*Kelly89115--33

CHAFFEE (62) - Alex Crowe 17, Blake Senciboy 3, Michael Rutherford 4, Zach Dannenmueller 7, Jordah Yahn 9, Alex Davie 4, Andrew Terhune 18. FG 18, FT 20-30. F 13. (3-pointers: Crowe 5, Senciboy 1. Fouled out: none).

KELLY (33) - Stosh Lovett 3, Trey Drury 6, Aaron Grainger 4, Sawyer Elfrink 3, Ian Householder 5, Garrett Alsup 9, Gabe Felter 3. FG 13. FT 6-13. F 23. (3-pointers: Alsup 1. Fouled out: Alsup, Felter).

*Scott City 52, Delta 48

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Scott City Rams came out on top of a back-and-forth fourth quarter putting them in the consolation semifinals with a 52-48 victory over the Delta Bobcats.

Scott City found themselves down by one point after three quarters of play but outscored Delta 17-12 in the final frame for the win.

Landon Robert and Zach Cotner each scored 18 points for the Rams.

Delta was led by Greg Brawley, who scored 12 points.

*Delta10101612--48
*Scott City1681117--52

DELTA (48) - Greg Brawley 12, Zach Reigert 7, Seth Blattel 2, Chase Crowden 9, Austin Lashley 4, Frankie Rozmirsky 6, Dallas Naramore 8. FG 19. FT 8-12. F 21. (3-pointers: Brawley 2. Fouled out: none).

SCOTT CITY (52) - Logan Henson 4, Landon Robert 18, Jesse Sanders 3, Hunter Cox 5, Zach Cotner 18, Ryan Fortner 4. FG 19. FT 13-22. F 12. (3-pointers: Robert 1. Fouled out: none).

*Bell City 66, M. Heights 57

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Bell City Cubs eliminated the Meadow Heights Panthers from tournament play on Tuesday with a 66-57 consolation bracket win.

Jerad Yates paced the Cubs with 22 points.

Bell City will face off against Oak Ridge in the consolation semifinals today at noon.

*M. Heights1292016--57
*Bell City10201818--66

MEADOW HEIGHTS (57) - Adam Walker 15, Aaron Mayfield 7, Daylan Davis 10, Trent Kiefer 2, Curtis Braswell 5, Calen Buerck 8, Tanner Bollmann 10. 22 FG. 9-24 FT. 23 F. (3-pointers: Walker 2, A. Mayfield 1, Braswell 1. Fouled out: Bollmann).

BELL CITY (66) - Jerad Yates 22, Cody Adams 4, Terrance Johnson 7, Alan Michael Hess 14, Josh Overbey 5, Shane Hughes 14. 21 FG. 24-34 FT. 20 F. (3-pointers: Yates 4. Fouled out: Hughes).

*Oak Ridge 59, Woodland 40

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Oak Ridge Blue Jays got out to a 35-16 lead at halftime and never looked back as they defeated Woodland, 59-40.

Oak Ridge's Brett Thomas led his squad with 15 points as the Blue Jays ready themselves to take on Bell City in the consolation semifinals round today at noon.

*Oak Ridge18171113--59
*Woodland1151410--40

OAK RIDGE (59) - Stephen Bolen 8, Caleb Elam 12, Lucas Rohde 3, Jacob Light 8, Ryan Below 6, Hunter Metje 2, Brett Thomas 15, Kyle Rohde 5. FG 22. FT 10-17. F 10. (3-pointers: Elam 3, L. Rohde 1, Thomas 1. Fouled out: none).

WOODLAND (40) - Carson Gemeinhardt 6, Nick Deck 4, Martin Williams 6, Dylan Miller 1, Neil Johnson 19, Lance Yount 4. FG 18. FT 1-10. F 18. (3-pointers: Williams 2, Johnson 1. Fouled out: none).