By THE HERALD-WHIG
Palmyra boys basketball coach Brian Meny wasn't going to let Mark Twain have a chance to tie the game.
Leading by three points with eight seconds remaining, Meny told the Panthers to foul Garrett Jarman after he caught the inbounds pass. Jarman, who scored a team-high 15 points, made both free throws to cut the lead to one with three seconds remaining.
Palmyra then made two free throws to seal a 57-54 road win over Mark Twain Tuesday night.
Trevor Meny scored a game-high 21 points, while Brock Butler added 12. Ethan Clark also added 14 points for the Tigers.
Liberty 54, North Greene 48: Michael Blewett hit two 3-pointers in the third quarter to help the Eagles rally past North Greene (18-8).
Isaac Murfin scored six of his 12 points in the third quarter as Liberty (17-9) overcame a three-point halftime deficit.
Unity 53, Western 50: The Mustangs held off Western's fourth-quarter comeback.
Izack Hively scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to spark the Wildcats' finish. Lane Davis led Unity (16-11) with 13 points.
Central 41, Winchester West Central 33: Cole Phillips finished with 11 points to lead the Panthers to a win. Central (12-15) outscored West Central 10-2 in overtime. Douglas Weese also finished in double figures with 10 points.
Pittsfield 61, Calhoun 39: The Saukees used an 18-point third quarter to pull away from Calhoun after the team was tied at halftime.
Kennedy Kattelman topped Pittsfield (15-13) with 15 points, supported by Wayde Smith and Ethan Borrowman with 14 points apiece.
South Shelby 60, Macon 57: Wyatt Proper scored 15 points to lead the Cardinals and ensure at least a share of the Clarence Cannon Conference title.
Proper made two free throws in the final 12 seconds to seal the win. Andre McClure pulled down 17 rebounds for South Shelby (18-5, 7-1 Clarence Cannon Conference).
Monroe City 73, Brookfield 57: The Panthers outscored Brookfield 28-11 in the third quarter to gain control. Kyle Fulton led the Monroe City with 25 points, while Grant O'Bryan also scored 13 points.
Griggsville-Perry 43, Triopia 42: The Tornados rallied from a 25-11 halftime deficit to eek out a win over Triopia.
Levi King scored seven points in the fourth quarter to help lead the comeback. Dryden Craven finished with a game-high 20 points for Griggsville-Perry (13-14).
Highland 54, Clark County 48: Down by six points heading into halftime, Davie led the Cougars by scoring 20 of his 27 points in second half.
Derick Smith scored all of his 14 points in the second half for the Cougars who improve to 13-9 on the season. Kyle Kovar led Clark County (10-14) with 10 points.
Putnam 66, Knox County 49: Lee Tague finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, but Knox County couldn't find a way past Putnam County, which clinched the Tri-Rivers Conference title. Royce Poore also finished in double figure with 17 points for the Eagles.
North Shelby 59, Scotland County 58: The Raiders (15-9) rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to earn a close win over the Tigers. Lucas Daniel led North Shelby with 19 points, while Michael Orr added 10. Brice Cowell scored a game-high 21 points for Scotland County.
Centralia 51, Louisiana 48: Greg Pitzer finished with 15 points to lead the Bulldogs, but Louisiana's fourth-quarter rally fell short in a loss to the Panthers. Tristan Castiglia also finished with 12 points for the Bulldogs.