By THE HERALD-WHIG
Garrett Jarman did what he could to try to lift the No. 7-seeded Mark Twain boys basketball team to an upset of No. 2 South Shelby in the first round of the Monroe City Tournament on Monday.
The Cardinals survived the upset scare with a 57-52 thanks in part to 19 points from Adam Ellyson. Ryan Mayes added 10 points for the Cardinals (4-0).
Jarman led all players with 24 points, eight of which came in the fourth quarter. South Shelby led 39-38 after three quarters.
The Cardinals will play No. 3 Palmyra in Wednesday's semifinals after the Panthers opened with a 63-37 win over No. 6 Monroe City behind 18 points from Trevor Meny.
Palmyra (2-1) pulled away by outscoring Monroe City 19-8 in the second quarter. Kyle Fulton paced Monroe City with 18 points.
Canton 62, Knox County 44: Gabe McKenzie scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Tigers to a win in Edina, Mo. David McReynolds added 14 points, and Tyler Niemann supplied 10 for Canton (4-0).
KRoyce Poore paced the Eagles (1-4) with 13 points.
Bowling Green 61, Highland 59: The Cougars had two players eclipse 20 points, but they couldn't pull out a non-confernce game on the road.
Highland's Derick Smith scored 21 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to lead all players. Teammates Brandon Davie and Austin Richmiller added 20 and 14 points, respectively. The trouble was, only four players scored for Highland.
North Greene Spartan Classic: Austin Fee scored 14 points for No. 6-seeded Western, but the Wildcats fell 64-31 in the tournament's first round to No. 3 North Greene.
In the play-in game, No. 8 Brussels beat No. 9 Pleasant Hill 61-27. William Johnson lead the Wolves with 12 points, all of which came on 3-pointers.