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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017
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Strong second half lifts Sikeston over Kennett (01/21/17)
KENNETT, Mo. -- For a half, the Kennett Indians gave the No. 3 Class 4 state-ranked Bulldogs all they wanted. But in the third quarter that all changed as Sikeston flashed its devastating potential. In a matter of eight minutes, Sikeston turned a close game into a blowout victory, defeating Kennett 80-51 on Friday night in front of a sell-out crowd at Kennett High School...
Sikeston girls basketball team drops SEMO Conference game to Poplar Bluff (01/19/17)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- As the missed shots and turnovers started piling up for Sikeston, the Poplar Bluff Lady Mules kept getting further and further ahead. Poplar Bluff scored the first 15 points of the game, allowed only two field goals in the opening quarter Thursday and rolled to a 70-32 SEMO Conference win over the Bulldogs...
Sikeston girls basketball drops conference opener to Notre Dame (01/13/17)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Though shooting percentages weren't far off from one another, the Sikeston girls basketball team was dwarfed by Notre Dame in opportunities to score. Sikeston had 16 less field goal attempts and 29 turnovers during a 59-30 loss to Notre Dame Thursday at the Sikeston Field House in their SEMO Conference opener for both...
Sikeston junior Fred Thatch verbally commits to SLU (01/12/17)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The list of interested schools continued to grow by the minute for Fred Thatch. Some of the "big boys," as he called them, were throwing the Sikeston junior some attention. In the end though, Thatch was enamored with a school and its coach close to home...
SD ROUNDUP: Sikeston wrestling team loses two in quad (01/12/17)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- The Sikeston wrestling team finished Wednesday with a 1-2 record at a tri-meet against hosts, Ste. Genevieve, Jackson and Windsor. The Bulldogs defeated Windsor 45-24 and lost to Jackson 42-19 and Ste. Genevieve 42-28. David Valdez, Luke Blanton and Zach Watkins won each of their three matches for Sikeston...
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...
SD ROUNDUP: Sikeston wrestling team loses two in quad (01/12/17)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- The Sikeston wrestling team finished Wednesday with a 1-2 record at a tri-meet against hosts, Ste. Genevieve, Jackson and Windsor. The Bulldogs defeated Windsor 45-24 and lost to Jackson 42-19 and Ste. Genevieve 42-28. David Valdez, Luke Blanton and Zach Watkins won each of their three matches for Sikeston...
Dexter holds off Bloomfield late 57-48 in SCAA Conference tilt (01/11/17)
DEXTER, Mo -- With the seeds for the Stoddard County Activities Association Tournament soon to be decided, Dexter and Bloomfield had one of their final chances to impress voters Tuesday night when they faced off at the Bearcat Event Center. Cold starts to both halves and foul trouble by the Wildcats proved to be the difference as the Bearcats led start-to-finish for a 57-48 win...
Dexter wins first Bloomfield Christmas Tournament championship in 12 years (12/30/16)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Once known for dominating the tournament field, the Dexter Bearcats finally put themselves back on top of their annual holiday event. Behind a stellar shooting performance they took down top-seeded Hayti 57-34 to win their 10th Bloomfield Christmas Tournament and first since 2004...
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...
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...
SD ROUNDUP: NMCC drops conference game to Cape Central (01/19/17)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Javarcus Word poured in a game-high 29 points but it wasn't enough for New Madrid County Central during its SEMO Conference duel against Cape Central Wednesday night in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The two were tied at 28 after the first half and the Tigers held a slim 42-20 lead going into the fourth quarter. Cape Central racked up 28 points to NMCC's 20 in the final eight minutes to seal the victory...
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...
SD ROUNDUP: NMCC boys basketball loses fifth in a row, Oran girls pull off comeback against Twin Rivers (01/07/17)
The New Madrid County Central Eagles lost its fifth game in a row Saturday during the 22nd Annual Tiger Shootout at Cape Central High School. The Eagles fell behind 23-19 at the half and trailed by one entering the fourth but couldn't get closer against Park Hills Central, eventually falling 45-42...
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...
Charleston overcomes lackluster showing, defeats Doniphan 66-44 (01/03/17)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- It wasn't quite the showing Doniphan wanted against one of the top teams in the SEMO Conference. Then again, it wasn't quite the display Charleston wanted either after a big tournament win and one of its most anticipated games of the season on the horizon...
Boys basketball: Dexter v. NMCC

Dexter defeated New Madrid County Central 77-61 in a high school basketball game Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in New Madrid, Mo.

Girls basketball: Charleston v. NMCC

Charleston defeated NMCC 64-38 in a girl's high school basketball game Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Charleston, Mo.

Boys basketball: Scott-Miss Tournament

The Scott-Mississippi Conference Tournament quarterfinals were held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at Kelly High School in Benton, Mo.

Boys basketball: Dexter v. Bernie

Dexter defeated Bernie 62-59 in a high school basketball game on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Bernie, Mo.

Girls Basketball: Notre Dame v. Sikeston

The Notre Dame girls basketball team defeated Sikeston 59-30 at the Sikeston Field House Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017.

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