SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City Rams improved to 15-6 with an easy 62-30 win over East Prairie on homecoming Friday night.
Scott City led 21-9 after one quarter and 34-15 at the half before running away with the game in the third quarter.
"We had a to play without our starting point guard, but I thought we played well," said Scott City coach Mark Dannenmueller. "It was homecoming and sometimes it's tough to play with all of the distractions but I'm proud of our kids because we had a lot of guys step up and play in spots they aren't real used to and do a good job."
Zach Cotner led the Rams with 22 points while Ryan Brock added 14.
Logan Staggs led East Prairie (1-16) with 10 points.
EAST PRAIRIE (30) -- Dalton Golightly 3, Nathan Maynard 6, Devin Cook 7, Logan Staggs 10, Damion Tipler 4. FG 11, FT 7-10, F 14. (3-pointers: Staggs 1. Fouled out: none).
SCOTT CITY (62) -- Logan Henson 3, Landon Robert 2, Tyler Adams 8, Trevor Job 3, Jonathan McFall 8, Zach Cotner 22, Ryan Fortner 2, Ryan Brock 14. FG 25, FT 10-12, F 10. (3-pointers: Adams 2, Henson 1, Job 1. Fouled out: none).
RISCO -- On a night where Luke Bixler scored his 1,000th point, the Risco Tigers rolled to a 92-39 win over Richland at home Friday night.
Bixler led Risco with 21 points while Chris Pavy, who scored his 1,000th point earlier this season, finished with 18. Jordon Pavy added 17 and Hunter Knight chipped in 12.
Risco (16-2) jumped out 28-9 in the first quarter and led 53-17 at the half.
"I was really happy with our energy and intensity in the first half," Risco coach Brandon Blankenship said. "Our defensive energy was really good."
Richland was led in scoring by Richard Forshee and Adam Lane who each finished with 11 points. Nick Daniels finished with 10 points.
Risco won a two quarter junior varsity game 39-13 behind 16 points from Josh Earnheart.
RICHLAND (39) -- Richard Forshee 11, Adam Lane 11, Nick Daniels 10, Tyler Maddox 4, Tim Mason 2, Skylar Harper 1. FG 14, FT 9-14, F 12. (3-pointers: Daniels 2. Fouled out: none).
RISCO (92) -- Luke Bixler 21, Chris Pavy 18, Jordon Pavy 17, Hunter Knight 12, Jeremey Fowler 9, Josh Earnheart 6, Matt Cummins 5, Brandon Bixler 4. FG 40, FT 8-12, F 14. (3-pointers: J. Pavy 1, Knight 1, Fowler 1, Earnheart 1.
CARUTHERSVILLE (SMNS) -- The fourth-seeded Hayti Indians boys basketball team defeated the third-seeded Kennett Indians 53-51 Friday night in the Bootheel Conference Tournament championship.
Two-time defending tournament champion Kennett trailed Hayti 32-22 at halftime.
Kennett opened the second half on a 14-0 run to take a 36-32 lead.
Hayti trimmed the margin to 36-35 when Keydric Dillard drained a 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded at the end of third quarter. Dillard's field goal accounted for Hayti's first points of the second half.
Kennett led 44-40 with 4:06 remaining in the fourth quarter. Hayti responded with a 7-0 run to take a 47-44 lead with two minutes remaining.
Hayti drained four of five free throws in the final 30 seconds of regulation to seal the win.
17 of Hayti's 18 fourth-quarter points were recorded by seniors.
"Senior leadership," Hayti coach Philip Taylor said. "I guess getting a little chewing in the office helped these guys out. I also think we are getting to the point of the season where the guys see the light at the end of the tunnel. Some of them may have a chance to go on and some of them won't. This could be the last time some of them hang up their uniform. You've got to leave it all on the floor and I think you are starting to see that now. These guys are putting it all out on the line win or lose.
It is the first time Hayti has won its 7-team conference tournament since 1997.
"The effort, work ethic and leadership has come out at the right time," Taylor said.
Kennett's Kevonte Mitchell recorded 12 of his team-high 21 points in the first quarter. Hayti's Jerome Thomas recorded 10 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth period.
Hayti improves to 13-7 with the victory and Kennett drops to 14-7.
"They were more physical than we were tonight," Kennett coach Jim Vaughan said. "It showed in the rebounding department, it showed in scoring at the basket and it showed in the number of free throws shot. They were more physical and sought out the contact. They took balls away from us in the paint. We got manhandled tonight."
HAYTI (53) - Keenon Norris 8, Maurion Newbill 2, Jermel Covington 3, Keydrick Dillard 4, Hunter Turner 5, Jerome Thomas 18, Demetrius 11 Karnard Humes 2. FG 17, F/T 15/26, F 12. (3-pointers: Norris 1, Covington 1, Dillard 1, Turner 1. Fouled out: none)
KENNETT (51) - Antavies Drake 11, Cameron Harper 2, Kevonte Mitchell 21, Adam Grantham 5, Antonio Primer 12. FG 20, F/T 9/14, F 11. (3-pointers: Mitchell 2. Fouled out: Wallace)
PORTAGEVILLE -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs overcame one-point halftime deficit and defeated visiting Chaffee 43-35 on Thursday night.
Trailing 17-16 at halftime, Portageville took control in the second half with the help of junior Taylor McCoy, who scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the second half, including 11 in the fourth quarter.
Chaffee (4-13) saw only three players score, each reaching double figures, led by Adrienne Eichhorn's 14. Jordan Pruitt added 11 and Ellie Sigman 10.
CHAFFEE (35) -- Adrienne Eichhorn 14, Jordan Pruitt 11, Ellie Sigman 10. FG 12, FT 7-13, F 14. (3-pointers: Eichhorn 2, Pruitt 2. Fouled out: none).
PORTAGEVILLE (43) -- Allyson Walls 2, Jenna Hawkins 5, Jennifer Ifland 6, Taylor McCoy 17, Lindsey Young 2, Danielle Morgan 5, Latavia Harris 6. FG 19, FT 1-7, F 13. (3-pointers: McCoy 3, Hawkins 1. Fouled out: none).