SD ROUNDUP: Irby, Hicks combine for 47 points as Portageville beats East Prairie; New Madrid girls squeak by Kennett

EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. — Drew Irby and A.J. Hicks each scored 20-plus points for Portageville, as the Bulldogs defeated East Prairie 71-61 at East Prairie High School.

Irby led the team with 24 points, while Hicks had 23. Brendan Garmon added 16, while Lamonte Dixson had four, Joey Chamberlain three, and Alex Winsor one.

Four Eagles reached double-figures, with Evan Howell dropping 14 to lead the team.

Trea Cade added 11, while Harrison Moore and Jase Aycock each had 10. Jack Scruggs and Garrison Scott neared the number, with eight each.

Girls Basketball

NMCC 45, Kennett 44

NEW MADRID, Mo. — The New Madrid County Central Eagles varsity girls basketball team jumped out to a 15-5 lead after one quarter of play. It barely outlasted the visiting Kennett Indians 45-44 in a crucial district affair Thursday night.

New Madrid County Central led 23-16 at halftime before increasing its lead back to double digits at 36-26 by the start of the fourth quarter. Kennett outscored New Madrid County Central by nine points in the fourth period to finish one point shy of forcing overtime.

Caroline Patton helped fuel the Indians’ comeback, scoring 13 of her team-high 15 points after halftime.

Ayannah Ruff paced New Madrid County Central with 15 points. Shakyra Wright also finished in double digits for the Eagles with 14 points.

Scott City 57, Kelly 55

CHAFFEE, Mo. — Scott City edged Kelly in the semifinals of the Chaffee Lady Red Devils Invitational on Thursday.

Alaney Moore finished with 13 points, while Mallory Glastetter had a team-high 15. Elly Pattengill added nine points, while Allison Owens and Kiya Lambert each had eight, and Allison Riley had two.

Kacie Daigger led the Lady Rams with 18 points, Aleah Morrill finished with 15, while Lily Calhoun had 11, McKenzie Sweet nine, and Jersey Black four.

Portageville 56, South Pemiscot 36

STEELE, Mo. — Garielle Madison scored a game-high 26 points, in Portageville’s win over South Pemiscot on Thursday.

The Lady Bulldogs won 56-36, as Madison was helped by Jauslyn Johnson (13 points) and Amiyah Saxton (10 points) — all of whom were the only Lady Bulldogs to reach double-figures in scoring.

Akiyah Jordan added four points, and Chrissy Thomas had three as well.

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