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Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
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Sikeston wins 8th straight after blasting Father Tolton 78-38 (02/04/17)
SIKESTON -- Junior Fred Thatch scored 26 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Sikeston Bulldogs to a lopsided 78-38 win over visiting Father Tolton Saturday at the Sikeston Field House. Thatch shot 10 for 19 from the floor and added six assists while claiming his 16th double-double of the season and 46th of his career...
Sikeston blows out Poplar Bluff, Thatch leads way with 39 (02/04/17)
POPLAR BLUFF -- It was hyped as the biggest game in the SEMO Conference this year, but the Sikeston Bulldogs once again showed their superiority against the Poplar Bluff Mules. Sikeston dominated the Mules in every facet of the game on their way to an impressive 102-66 victory in front of a sellout crowd at Poplar Bluff's shiny new gymnasium. It's Sikeston's ninth straight win over Poplar Bluff and 16th win in the last 17 meetings. The Mules haven't defeated Sikeston since 2009...
SD ROUNDUP: Sikeston girls basketball team stave off Festus on the road (02/01/17)
FESTUS, Mo. -- Tyeshia Mitchell and Kiera Steward led the Sikeston girls basketball team to a 72-66 road win over Festus Wednesday. Mitchell scored a game-high 21 points and Steward added 20 behind five 3-pointers. Larysa McClellon scored 13 for the Bulldogs...
Kennett girls snatch first SEMO Conference win from Sikeston (01/31/17)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston girls basketball team couldn't answer Kennett when it mattered the most. Kennett picked up its first SEMO Conference win Monday at the Sikeston Field House slipping past Sikeston 40-35. "Boys and girls, this is a brutal conference," Kennett coach Jim Vaughan said. "It's games like this all the time... This is not just a good SEMO Conference win, but two really good wins in a row for us that has just given us more and more confidence."...
Dexter girls dial long distance to drill Sikeston (01/27/17)
DEXTER, Mo -- A lights-out first quarter by Dexter was more than enough to subdue visiting Sikeston Thursday night. Sophomore Chaylea Mosby's record-tying performance from 3-point range led the way as the Lady Bearcats cruised to a 72-51 win, their 11th of the season...
Advance tops Dexter for first SCAA Tournament championship in 39 years (01/28/17)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- After a four-decade drought, the Advance Hornets finally claimed another Stoddard County Athletic Association Tournament Championship. Top-seeded Advance held off No. 2 Dexter 54-51 for their first SCAA Tournament title since 1978 and third overall Friday night at Bloomfield High School...
Fourth quarter run lifts Dexter into SCAA Tournament finals over Bloomfield (01/27/17)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- One scoring run in a game mostly void of them wound up being the difference for the Dexter Bearcats. And they picked the perfect time to put some points together. Second-seeded Dexter rattled off 12-unanswered points in in the fourth quarter to supplant the defending SCAA Tournament champion Bloomfield Wildcats 55-42 Thursday during the tournament semifinals at Bloomfield High School...
Dexter girls dial long distance to drill Sikeston (01/27/17)
DEXTER, Mo -- A lights-out first quarter by Dexter was more than enough to subdue visiting Sikeston Thursday night. Sophomore Chaylea Mosby's record-tying performance from 3-point range led the way as the Lady Bearcats cruised to a 72-51 win, their 11th of the season...
Dexter's winning streak grows, gets SEMO Conference win over NMCC (01/21/17)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The SEMO Conference can sometimes be brutal on Dexter, especially early. They lost five of their first six games to that field of nine that's routinely mentioned as one of the toughest grinds in the state. But the Bearcats are far from that 1-5 start now and were able to continue one of the longest winning streaks in southeast Missouri on Friday night...
Dexter hangs on against SCAA rival Bernie 62-59 (01/14/17)
BERNIE, Mo -- Bernie gave visiting Dexter all they wanted Friday night, but ultimately the Bearcats survived with their undefeated conference record intact. Junior Gabe Jackon led Dexter with his second double-double of the week as the Bearcats avoided a fourth quarter collapse to their neighboring rivals with a 62-59 win...
Poplar Bluff powers through NMCC for 80-60 conference victory (02/01/17)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- The New Madrid County Central boys basketball team simply had no answer for Willie Lucas, Dominique Hardimon and the rest of Poplar Bluff's offense. The Mules cruised to an 80-60 SEMO Conference win over NMCC on Tuesday bouncing back from their shocking loss to Cape Central four days ago...
Big second half lifts NMCC over Malden 63-56 (01/25/17)
NEW MADRID, Mo -- Having lost eight of their last nine games, New Madrid County Central came into Tuesday's game against visiting Malden looking for positives. They found plenty of them in a big second half, taking their first lead of the game in the third quarter and never letting go for a 63-56 win...
Charleston scores big first half, cruises past Kennett 79-53 (01/28/17)
CHARLESTON, Mo -- Coming off one of their biggest wins of the season against Caruthersville, the Charleston Bluejays stayed hot Friday when hosting another Class 3, District 1 rival in Kennett. A dominant first half offensively was combined with a defensive effort that held all but one Indian scorer in single digits to allow the Bluejays to cruise a 79-53 win...
Charleston girls basketball team takes down NMCC in sloppy affair (01/19/17)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- In a game overflowing with turnovers, fouls and missed shots, the Charleston girls basketball team had less in two of those stats during its 64-38 win over New Madrid County Central Thursday at Charleston High School. The two teams combined for 67 turnovers, 46 fouls and 86 missed shots. Remarkably, Charleston had the most turnovers with 34 and still came out ahead...
Charleston takes advantage of size during conference win over NMCC (01/11/17)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- New Madrid County Central knew they were the smaller team heading into its SEMO Conference battle against Charleston. The Bluejays were well aware of that, too. Charleston did most of its damage in the paint and made a star out of 6-5 sophomore Delontre Gillespie during their 75-67 win over NMCC Tuesday at Charleston High School...
Thatch scores 37, Sikeston beats Charleston for a fourth-straight time (01/07/17)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston coach Danny Farmer came into Friday night's SEMO Conference matchup against arch rival Sikeston with a plan to contain the scoring of Bulldog guards Fred Thatch and Kevin Jones. That's because in their first meeting in December, the duo combined for 52 points in the Sikeston victory in the SEMO Conference Tournament...
Charleston girls basketball team turns back shorthanded Sikeston 38-36 (01/05/17)
SIKESTON -- The Christmas break hit both the Sikeston and Charleston girls basketball teams with a period of transition. Sikeston entered Thursday's game down two starters and it got worse when another exited in the second quarter with an injury. Charleston was without Josh Thompson on the sideline. The seventh-year head coach was not in attendance for an undisclosed reason giving way to longtime assistant Dollette Jones...
Boys Basketball: Poplar Bluff at Charleston

The Charleston Bluejays boys basketball team defeated Poplar Bluff 65-60 Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Charleston High School.

Boys basketball: Sikeston v. Caruthersville

Sikeston defeated Caruthersville 88-79 in a high school basketball game Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Sikeston Field House.

Boys Basketball: NMCC v. SCC

The Scott County Central boys basketball team defeated New Madrid County Central 82-72 Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Scott County Central High School.

Girls Basketball: Cape Central v. Sikeston

The Sikeston girls basketball team defeated Cape Central 67-49 Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at the Sikeston Field House.

Boys basketball: Sikeston at NMCC

Sikeston defeated New Madrid County Central 79-56 in a high school basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in New Madrid, Mo.

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