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DEERING -- The Risco Tigers saw an early lead disappear in the fourth quarter as they fell to the Delta C-7 Chargers, 82-74.
"We played extremely well in the first half," said Risco coach Brandon Blankenship. "Kyle White was on fire, hitting five threes and finishing with 19 in the half, but their point guard (Damian Flowers) had 19 at the half as well."
Free throws ended up being the deciding factor as Delta C-7 connected on 24-of-41 while Risco only shot seven, making two.
"There was definitely a discrepancy in the fouls, but we did shoot our fair share of 3-pointers and they drove to the basket a lot," Blankenship said.
Risco was led by White's 23 while Derek Fowler added 15 and Kyle Hayes chipped in 14. The Chargers were led by Flowers' 36 and Sloan Richardson's 22.
Risco (0-4) will host Bernie tonight in their home opener.
Malden 60, Charleston 43
CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Lady Bluejays fell to the Malden Lady Greenwave, 60-43.
"We're playing hard," head coach Michael Minner said. "I'm pleased with our intensity, but we just can't score."
The Lady Bluejays next game will be at Cape Central Dec. 10.
Portageville 68, Kennett 32
KENNETT -- The Portageville Lady Bulldogs traveled to Kennett Thursday night, defeating the Lady Indians 68-32.
Portageville (7-0) was led by Kellye Penn with 17 points. Talisa Walker added 13 and Brittney Walker had 11. Kennett's leading scorer was Jerica Wheeler with 11. Jessie Greenway chipped in 8.
Portageville's next game will be against Twin Rivers at TRCC Saturday.
Dexter 72, NMCC 42
NEW MADRID -- The Dexter Lady Bearcats jumped out early on the New Madrid County Central Lady Eagles and cruised to the win.
Dexter (3-2) will travel to Fredericktown Monday while NMCC (2-4) will travel to Doniphan.