By THE HERALD-WHIG
The performance from the Scotland County boys basketball team wasn't the prettiest Tuesday, but it was enough.
The Tigers beat North Shelby 40-37 despite committing 37 turnovers and missing the front end of two one-and-ones in the final minute.
North Shelby (0-3, 0-1 Tri-Rivers Conference) tied the game at 38 with 45 seconds left after trailing by 10 at the start of the quarter.
Kyle Burkheiser scored the go-ahead basket for Scotland County with 25 seconds left. North Shelby had three chances to tie or take the lead but missed, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Lucas Howard led Scotland County (3-2, 1-0) with 20 pounds, nine rebounds and six blocks.
Monroe City Tournament: Kason Spratt scored 14 points to lead top-seeded Marion County to a 69-37 first-round win over No. 8 Paris. Konnor Bridgman and Clay Pollard added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Marion County will play Marceline in Thursday's semifinals after No. 4 Marceline defeated No. 5 Louisiana 60-39 in the first round. Brendan Ross scored 16 points for the Bulldogs in their loss.
Pittsfield 53, Winchester West Central 48: Kennedy Kattelman and Wayde Smith each scored 16 points, and Pittsfield rallied from a two-point halftime deficit on the road.
"We came out with a purpose at both ends, got some early baskets and guarded them well," said Pittsfield coach Brett Tomhave, whose team improved to 5-2.
Kirksville 51, Hannibal 48: Dylan Powell scored 19 points to lead the Pirates (1-5), but Hannibal's second-half rally fell short in a North Central Missouri Conference loss.
Dalton Powell hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one point in the final minute, but Kirksville converted a free throw for the two-point final margin. Powell's two-point attempt in the Pirates' final possession missed the mark.
Liberty 46, Southeastern 34: Michael Mast finished with a game-high 17 points to lead Liberty to a home win over Southeastern. The Eagles pulled away in the third quarter as they held the Suns to four points.
Michael Blewett was also in double figures for the Eagles with 14 points. The Suns were led by Matthew Ramsey, who finished with 12 points, and Shea Flesner added 10.
Canton 68, Clopton 50: Strong pressure and easy fast-break points helped Canton improve to 5-0.
David McReynolds and Gabe McKenzie both scored 18 points for the Tigers. Tyler Niemann chipped in 15 points for Canton.
Greenfield-Northwestern 46, Brown County 40: No. 5-seeded Brown County held a 32-31 lead after three quarters, but couldn't hold on for a win in the first round of the North Greene Spartan Classic.
Lee Crank led the Hornets (0-3) with 14 points, while Jacob Shoopman and Colin Clinging each scored seven.
Lindenwood-Belleville 69, Hannibal-LaGrange University 67: Abraham Arinyakono finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for his first double-double of the year to lead the Trojans, but it wasn't enough as they dropped a non-conference game at home to Lindenwood-Belleville.
Arii Meuel supplied 19 points and five assists for the Trojans.
HLGU 69, Greenville 47: Ashleigh Spencer finished with 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Lady Trojans to a non-conference road win.
Ashley Wilson supplied 16 points, seven rebounds and four steals for HLGU (4-4). Maddy Cunningham chipped in 13 points.
Kirksville 36, Hannibal 30: The Pirates picked up four pins, but couldn't beat the Tigers at home.
Austin Janes (106 pounds), Tyler Janes (132), Colby Collings (145) and Jake Borgmeyer (285) all won via pinfall for Hannibal. Chandler Fohey (113) and Kyle Muehring (220) won by decision.