By THE HERALD-WHIG
Matthew Kennedy's clutch play Monday kept the Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team's season alive.
Kennedy made a layup with 1.2 seconds remaining to lift the fourth-seeded Tornadoes to a 37-36 win over No. 5 Triopia in the first round of the Class 1A Griggsville-Perry Regional. Kennedy scored 11 points, and Levi King supplied 11 points and 11 rebounds for Griggsville (15-14).
Class 3 District 7 Tournament: Top-seeded Palmyra made quick work of its first-round opponent as the Panthers beat No. 8 Brookfield 77-45 at Palmyra, Mo.. Palmyra outscored the Bulldogs 25-13 in the first quarter and rolled from there.
Trevor Meny scored a game-high 25 points for Palmyra (17-9), and Will Funkenbusch added 13 points.
Palmyra advances into the semifinals, where it will face No. 5 Clark County after the Indians bet No. 4 Mark Twain 68-37.
Kyle Kovar led the Indians (12-14) with 20 points, and Austin Egley added 11 points. Ethan Anderson led Mark Twain (9-14) with 12 points.
No. 3 Highland received a game-high 21 points from Austin Richmiller and downed No. 6 Monroe City 57-42. Highland pulled away by outscoring the Panthers 16-9 in the fourth quarter.
Scott Hoover led Monroe City (6-19) with 13 points.
Class 1 District 10 Tournament: Lucas Daniel scored a game-high 18 points to lead second-seeded North Shelby to a 77-38 first-round win over Madison at La Plata, Mo. After leading by 12 points at halftime, the Raiders pulled away by outscoring Madison 27-13 in the third quarter and holding the Panthers scoreless in the fourth quarter.
Jacob Rich added 12 points for North Shelby (17-9).
Top-seeded Marion County had no trouble with No. 8 Brashear, winning 66-23 to improve to 18-7.
Class 2 District 5 Tournament: Caitlin Bolton scored 17 points to help fourth-seeded Louisiana prevail 62-61 over No. 5 South Shelby in a first-round game at Louisiana, Mo. Jennifer Radcliff added 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs (10-14).
Aimee Ellyson poured in 27 points for South Shelby (5-21), and Cassidy Johnston added 15 points.
Brittany Berhorst scored 14 points for Canton, but the No. 7 Lady Tigers fell 53-43 to Clopton, which took control by outscoring Canton 11-3 in the third quarter. The Lady Tigers finished the season 3-21.
Mexico 46, Hannibal 29: Mexico outscored the Lady Pirates 27-9 in the first half to take control of a North Central Missouri Conference game at Hannibal, Mo.
Theresa Sheffer led Hannibal (9-12) with 10 points.