STATESMAN ROUNDUP: Balanced Dexter girls basketball picks up first win of season; Puxico, Bernie boys win

Sydney Asberry and Dulcie Pullen combined for 46 points, and the Dexter girls basketball team beat Perryville 73-44 for their first win of the season.

Asberry scored a game-high 26 points, and Pullen finished with 20 in the Bearcats’ home opener.

Alexa Werneck was the third Dexter player to score in double figures with 11.

“It was nice to have three girls in double figures tonight,” Sitze said. “We did a better job tonight executing our fast break and half-court offense. Our press also helped us create more transition offense tonight.”

Sitze said the Bearcats limited turnovers against Perryville, committing only 12.

Asberry scored 10 first-quarter points, and the Bearcats (1-6) took a 22-6 lead into the second. Pullen scored eight in the second, as Dexter extended its lead to 43-13 at halftime.

Perryville, who outscored the Bearcats 31-30 in the second half, fell to 2-4.

Leah Buerch paced Perryville with 21 points, including six 3-pointers.

Advance 53, East Carter JV 19

Alandry Below scored a game-high 32 points, and the second-seeded Advance Hornets beat the East Carter junior varsity 53-19 in the third-place game of the Bloomfield Invitational girls basketball tournament.

Danielle Markham added 13 points Thursday night at Bloomfield High School.

Advance (6-3) held quarter leads of 20-6, 30-10 and 46-15.

Hannah Reed led East Carter with nine points.

Senath-Hornersville 52, Bloomfield 18

Top-seeded Senath-Hornersville settled for fourth place at the Bloomfield Invitational girls basketball tournament Thursday night with a 52-18 win over Bloomfield.

The Lions led 16-5 after one quarter, 35-10 after two and 45-15 after three.

Ashton Bell and Savanna Spicer scored six points each for Bloomfield, who fell to 0-6.

Hannah Johnson scored a game-high 16 points for the Lions.

Holcomb 48, Campbell 15

The fourth-seeded Holcomb Hornets outscored third-seeded Campbell 24-1 in the second quarter to win the Bloomfield Invitational girls basketball tournament.

The Hornets led 11-6 after one quarter before pulling away for a 48-15 victory.

Macy Houart paced Holcomb (5-2) with 15 points, and Adrionna Pearson scored six for the Camels, who fell to 4-4.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Puxico 73, Greenville 60

Ethan Helm led a balanced attack, and the Puxico boys basketball team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 73-60 win over Greenville on Thursday night at Puxico.

Helm scored a game-high 30 points and was one of four Puxico players to score in double figures. Nolan Foster had 14, and Dalton Andrews and Matt Caldwell had 12 each.

Puxico shot out to a 25-6 lead after one quarter behind 10 first-quarter points by Helm.

The Indians (2-5) led 41-22 at halftime and 56-38 after three quarters.

Brandon Dorris paced Greenville (1-6) with 25 points.

Bernie 84, Bell City 36

Landon Zoll produced big numbers again, and the Bernie boys basketball team routed Bell City 84-36 in an SCAA matchup Thursday night at Bernie.

Zoll scored a game-high 36 points, including 10 3-pointers, as the Mules improved to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the SCAA.

Zoll scored 35 points Tuesday in an 86-28 win over Woodland.

Blake Harty added 11 points and Johnny Vaughn had 10.

Luke Nichols paced Bell City (2-4, 0-2) with 20 points.

Bernie held quarter leads of 26-9, 40-20 and 67-27.

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