By THE HERALD-WHIG
The Palmyra boys basketball team overcame a slow start, only to see Highland rally late.
Trailing by three late in the fourth quarter, the Panthers needed a bucket to tie the game. Sophomore Trevor Meny provided it, making a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime.
The Panthers dominated overtime, outscoring the Cougars 17-2 to earn a 77-62 win Tuesday night in Ewing, Mo.
Palmyra (11-7, 2-0 Clarence Cannon Conference) trailed 12-4 after the first quarter and 26-25 at halftime. The Panthers took a 46-42 lead into the fourth quarter. Highland rallied to take the lead late before Meny tied the game at the end of regulation.
Brock Butler finished with a game-high 31 points for Palmyra. Derick Smith led Highland with 23.
Payson 57, Pleasant Hill 15: Joey Blickhan and Cody Hildebrand each scored nine points to lead the Indians past Pleasant Hill. Joey Blickhan and Cody Hildebrand led the Indians (16-4) with nine points each. Boe Smith led the Wolves with five points.
Hannibal 59, Fulton 44: Dalton Powell scored 22 points and Eric Hugenberg added 19 as the Pirates won a North Central Missouri Conference game.
Fulton pulled within four points in the third quarter as Hannibal's offense went cold. Hugenberg had a layup late in the third quarter to give the Pirates a more comfortable cushion and added two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as Hannibal (6-11) pulled away. Fulton scored just four points in the final quarter.
Western 58, Brussels 29: Kyle Warning scored 11 points and Izack Hively added 10 to lead the Wildcats to victory. Western (9-13) limited the Brussels to 12 points in the first half.
Marion County 71, Atlanta 44: Four Mustangs scored in double figures -- Reed Plunkett netted 18, Clay Pollard 17 and Logan Krigbaum and Kason Spratt 10-- in their win over the Hornets. Plunkett made six 3-pointers.
Macomb 47, Pittsfield 42: The Saukees were held to four points fourth-quarter points as the Bombers rallied to win.
Pittsfield (10-12) led 21-19 at halftime and 38-32 after the third quarter. Kennedy Kattelman led Pittsfield with 13 points.
Winchester West Central 58, Griggsville-Perry 44: The Tornadoes had a four-game winning sneak snapped. Matthew Kennedy had 13 points to lead Griggsville-Perry (9-11).
Clark County 64, Monroe City 35: Chase Bevans finished with a game-high 17 points to lead the Indians to a road win.
Clark County (8-9) took a 25-5 first-quarter lead, behind 11 points from Bevans.
Kyle Kovar was also in double figures for the Indians with 16 points.
Kyle Fulton led Monroe City (5-13) with 16 points.
Knox County 60, North Shelby 40: Royce Poore finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and four steals to lead the Eagles.
Knox County led 30-21 at halftime and pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring North Shelby 17-7. Lee Tague finished with a game-high 19 points for Eagles (9-8, 5-0 Tri-Rivers Conference).
Lucas Daniel led North Shelby (9-8, 3-5) with 11 points.
Liberty 59, Routt 51: The Eagles built an early lead and held off a late comeback to earn a road win. Connor Wolf led Liberty (12-6) with 21 points, while Isaac Murfin added 15 and Michael Blewett finished with 14.
Missouri Baptist d. Hannibal-LaGrange: The Trojans nearly upended the No. 13-ranked Spartans at home. After winning the first set 25-17, the Trojans dropped the next two sets 25-18, 25-21. HLGU won the fourth set 26-24 before dropping the fifth set 15-6. Kristen Clero led the Trojans with 35 assists and 10 digs, and Jake Wollenberg supplied 14 kills and 10 digs.