EAST PRAIRIE -- The Sikeston junior high girls basketball program remained unbeaten Friday when both the seventh and eighth grade Lady Bulldogs defeated East Prairie 28-27 and 40-7.
The seventh grade girls pulled out a come from behind win with just 30 seconds remaining in the contest. Hailey Noon cleaned up a missed shot and stuck the put back to put the Lady Bulldogs ahead by one and preserve a Sikeston win.
Sikeston was outscored 8-13 in the second half as foul trouble haunted the young squad.
"I think after a comfortable win in Charleston, the girls had to adapt to playing more minutes and learn how to stay focused while dealing with fatigue," Sikeston junior high coach Keyth Blissett said. "They persevered and did what was necessary to get the win. This is a very inexperienced group, but they are learning and adjusting quickly."
|Sikeston||8 12 4 4 -- 28|
|East Prairie||6 8 3 10 -- 27|
Sikeston (28) -- Gloria Bennett 12, Montanah Sullivan 4, Hailey Noon 8, Makiyla Jones 2, Breanna McClinton 2.
The eighth grade contest needed no late game heroics as they cruised to a 40-7 victory.
Marissa Jones and Kayla Graham each had six points to lead Sikeston's efforts. Larysa McClellon and Madeline Witt added five points as well.
Sikeston will be back in action today when they head to Cape Girardeau to play the Lady Tigers at 5:30 p.m.
|Sikeston||10 13 11 6 -- 40|
|East Prairie||0 4 2 1 -- 7|
Sikeston (40) -- Aalyia Fobbs 4, Alexis Boyd 4, Zayteanna Williams 2, Larysa McClellon 5, Omunique Fields 4, Cana Bles 2, Marissa Jones 6, Michylah 'Big Bird' Simmons 2, Kayla Graham 6, Madeline Witt 5.